My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

This unnamed narrator’s year was anything but relaxing. Following the untimely deaths of her parents and disillusionment in her career, a young wealthy New Yorker begins to hoard prescription medications in an attempt to sleep for an entire year. Deeply profound and funny, this novel strives to answer the question of how to stay alive when life seems futile. Moshfegh leads the reader on an engrossing journey of nihilism through the eyes of an sympathetic addict who, at first sight, seems to have everything. Captivating and poignant, this story will make you look at life with a clearer lens.

By Teen Reviewer, Eve

*This book is located in our adult collection and recommended for our older teens-adults.