Last year one of my resolutions was to read 24 books–two a month before 2015 was up. If you count books I read for work, I was just short of 24, but I’m not beating myself up too much. Between starting my own business, taking care of a one-year-old, and getting pregnant, it was a long year. While I didn’t realize when National Reading Month was last year (hint: it’s in March), I figured it out this year with plenty of time to write about it.
A recap of books I read in 2015:
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
- Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table by Shauna Niequist
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell
- The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova
- The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
- Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
- Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin
- The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
- The Will by Benjamin Laskin
- Murphy’s Luck by Benjamin Laskin
- Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn
- The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
- A few others (unpublished) in the works with the publishing company I contract with.
This year I hope to meet the same goal of 24 books (and actually complete it). If you follow me on Goodreads, you can see my reviews of books I’ve previously read, and you can keep up with what I’m hoping to read in the future.
Some of the books I hope to read this year include:
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
- Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
- Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
- Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (I need to finish this one)
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
There are several others I have my eye on, but that’s a start, and I’m always looking for something new.
What are you reading now, and what are your old favorites?