My Book Recommendations

I’ve always been a big reader. As much as I love TV, and I love it a lot, a good book will always be my favorite form of entertainment. (FYI, fellow anxious peeps, reading is great for managing anxiety!!) I enjoy the occasional literary classic or purely education tome, sure, but in general, I prefer to indulge my escapist tendencies with books from the “medium trashy” genre.

What is “medium trashy,” you ask? Honestly, it’s a rather loose descriptor that can be applied to everything from autobiographies and thrillers to top tier chick lit, but books in this category tend to be mindlessly entertaining stories that are still smart/well-written. Elevated beach reads if you will.

Some of the below have been recommended to me on Instagram, and others I recommend myself.


Medium-Trashy Thriller Recommendations


Recommended, haven’t read.

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Read this based on recommendations from many followers. Quick and twisty medium-trashy thriller that was just want I wanted 🙌🏼

The Wives

Recommended, haven’t read.

Saint X

Recommended, haven’t read.

Follow Me

Recommended, haven’t read.

No Exit

Recommended, haven’t read.


Recommended, haven’t read.

Wild Game

Recommended, haven’t read.

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware never fails to deliver a twisty, page-turning mystery. It’s also worth noting that this book has an almost exclusively female…

Medium-Trashy Romance Recommendations

Jemima J by Jane Green

I’ve always preferred my chick lit British, and this old school Jane Green really hits the spot. (Read it for the first time in high…

Us, Again

Recommended, haven’t read.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

If you dig a good period piece, this depression-era novel is about to become your new favorite. The story of a sassy working-class heroine…

Medium-Trashy Misc Recommendations

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

This beautifully written story follows the lives of an unlikely group of friends who meet at summer camp in the seventies as their…

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

You’ll cackle! You’ll cry! You’ll want to go to Singapore! If you have yet to experience the Crazy Rich Asian Magic, DO IT. And if you saw…

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Ummmm Elizabeth Holmes is batshit crazy, and the full story about what went down behind the scenes at Theranos (the infamous Silicon…

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Okay, so this memoir about Susannah Cahalan’s descent into madness triggered by a rare medical condition (that nearly went undiagnosed!)…

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

I’ve read most of the autobiographical projects by popular funny women—Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Busy Phillips, etc.—but I found this one by…

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

LOVED. Excellent coming of age story. Not Medium-Trashy BUT I’m including it because I think people who like Medium-Trashy will still…

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Ried

Definitely not medium-trashy. At first, I thought I didn't like it. I didn't relate to any of the characters which is usually a…

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