I pick up my book recommendations from magazines, online articles, friends and the mother of all sources, amazon. Nothing brings me greater joy than to read new book plots, scroll through the current bestsellers and see what (new) classics I still need to read. I’ve never written a proper reading list before and with the increasing list of names I’ve gathered, it’s as good a time as any to get one started! I received a few books for Christmas and I’m including them in my 2017 reading list because, well, I haven’t read them yet. I never set goals when it comes to how many books I want to read in a year. Not that I think it’s a bad idea; it just doesn’t appeal to me. I read a lot (books, magazines, blogs *shocker*) so I know I’ll always get a good amount of reading in every year, no matter how many books I’ve finished.
2017 Reading List
“The First Bad Man” by Miranda July: I started it at the beginning of this month and am half way through. It’s like nothing I’ve ever read before. I’m very intrigued as to how this one’s going to end.
“David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell: My love for this author knows no bounds. I’ve read two of his other books and this one is next on my list. He makes me feel so much smarter after each book. I love him.
“The Girls” by Emma Cline: The plot sounds very interesting and at first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get into it. But after seeing this book online everywhere last year, I need to know what’s going on.
“Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kapur: It got rave reviews when it came out last year and from the little bits I’ve read here and there, this book sounds like a beautiful collections of poems.
“My life on the road” by Gloria Steinem: I’m interested to learn more about her life as an activist and the crazy stories and lessons she’s learned over the course of her life. As someone who didn’t grow up in her era, I’m fascinated to hear how it was back then.
“Moonglow: A Novel” by Michael Chabon: A deathbed confession leads to recounting a whole era through a man’s life. I think I’m already sold.
“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles: The reviews are fantastic and the plot sounds amazing. I have a good feeling about this one.
“Mothers: A Novel” by Brit Bennet: Young love, secrets, and how the choices that you made affect your life later on.
Do you have book recommendations you want to add to this list? Please share your favorite reads in the comments below, I’d love to know!