Book review: 41 Reasons I’m Staying In by Hallie Heald

41 Reasons I’m Staying In by Hallie Heald
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Source: Borrowed

In a world of seemingly unending social obligations, we could all use a night off. 

In 41 Reasons I’m Staying In, illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert Hallie Heald imaginatively portrays engaging and sometimes outlandish excuses to avoid leaving home.

With each page comes a new room and character, pursuing their obsessions, hobbies, interests, and sudden whims with gusto: 

plotting world takeover, learning magic, mooning over a crush, evading taxes, and beyond. 

This dark and humorous celebration of introverts offers a unique look into their private worlds and reminds us of the deep fulfillment and joy we can find in spending time alone.

I remember first seeing 41 Reasons I’m Staying In as a spotlight on Clarissa’s blog. I immediately hopped over to my library’s website and put a hold on it, and I was not disappointed at all!

The first thing to know about this book is that it’s really more of a collection of art than anything else. There are very few words, but surprisingly, that didn’t bother me! I absolutely loved the art in this and I think my favorite reason was #1: hiding evidence of my emo phase. Everything about that illustration reminded me of my teenage years. I’m still emo at heart.

I think that 41 Reasons I’m Staying In would make a great gift for an introvert or a great coffee table book. It’s also just fun to flip through and look at the illustrations! I just flipped through again while I was writing this review and noticed new details.

I’d highly recommend this for any introverts.

#mmd19: a book outside your (genre) comfort zone


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