Books that made me feel things

By Ali LaBelle

By Ali LaBelle

Writers & Lovers

Lily King

$27.00 $24.30

A very accurate portrait of a woman in her 30s that I actually identified with.

The Stationery Shop

Marjan Kamali

$27.00 $24.30

This was like watching a movie – you could see all of the colors and smell all of the smells in a way I hadn't experienced before.

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

$27.99 $25.19

Light Architectural Digest vibes.

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

$35.00 $31.50

A story that answers the question "Could this get any worse?" with an enthusiastic "YEP!"

My Life in France

Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme

$17.00 $15.64

Read this after A Little Life as a palette cleanser (hehe).

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Jia Tolentino

$27.00 $24.30

I can't wait for the follow up of this post-quarantine – some of what Trick Mirror snapshots in our culture has already changed dramatically.

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Cheryl Strayed

$16.95 $15.59

Who doesn't love an advice column?

Everything I Know about Love: A Memoir

Dolly Alderton

$22.99 $20.69

I'd read the crumpled CVS receipt that Dolly Alderton steps on in the rain – that's how much I love her.

Just Kids

Patti Smith

$16.98 $15.62

This is maybe the first book I cried into since I read A Walk to Remember in the 6th grade.