My new years resolutions always seem to be somewhat similar year after year.
Go to more yoga classes. Be better about keeping in touch with far-away friends. Read more.
Because of the last one, I usually create a reading list in January of books I want to pick up in the new year. I’ve compiled a short list already and want to share it with you, but I also want to ask you for your book recommendations.
Here’s what I got so far:
- Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple (I actually just finished this. But wanted to include it to recommend it to y’all. It’s really silly and moves quickly).
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed (this is what I’m reading next. I just saw the movie and really liked it. I’m anxious to read the book, because I’m sure it will be even better).
- Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar by Kelly Oxford (A friend gave this to me for Christmas (should I be offended?) but apparently Kelly Oxford is really fun and this book is just the same).
- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (because I’ve read it every year since high school).
- Columbine by Dave Cullen (so sad, I know. But weirdly fascinating).
- Love Stories of World War II Compiled by Larry King (WWII is so fascinating, and who doesn’t love a good love story? Especially when they’re real).
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste NG (A murder mystery that I’ve heard really great things about).
- The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan (The author passed away before the book was published, which is so sad but makes the book even more meaningful).
- Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed (I’m clearly on a Cheryl Strayed kick. Do you know that a Dear Sugar Podcast is happening!?)
So tell me. What have you read and loved? What have you been craving to read? I need more books on my list!
Oh, also, the top photo up there is from http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/ Which shows photos of people reading on the Subway. It’s strangely fascinating.
Thanks for stoping by friends.