What’s on your current reading list? Or what have you read that you recommend?
My reading list – also known as a note in my iPhone – is a total mishmash at the moment. For some reason this year I’ve had a tough time getting into and getting through books, so whenever someone mentions something that sounds interesting, I add it to my list and then read them as they become available at the library.
My tastes are ridiculously diverse – I like historical fiction, memoirs, books about faith, non-fiction books about history and other parts of the world. I’ve been reading a lot of science fiction with the book club I’m in, which is a genre I hadn’t explored at all before this year. Basically, I’ll try almost anything if it comes recommended.
These are the books currently jotted down in my phone:
- At the Bottom of Everything, Ben Dolnick
- My Mistake, Daniel Menaker (currently reading)
- Stella Bain, Anita Shreve
- The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, Fannie Flagg
- Bushwick Poetry, ed. Luke Armstrong
- Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt
- The Alchemist, Paul Coelho (I feel like everyone else has read this)
- Switch on Your Brain, Caroline Leaf
- A Return to Modesty, Wendy Shalit
If you’ve read any of these, please leave a review so I know which to prioritize!
I’ve read 18 books so far in 2014, so I probably won’t hit my goal of reading 30 by the end of the year, but that’s all right! My favorite so far – which I highly recommend – is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. This novel will interest you if you like history, travel, movies, romance… so basically anything!
What are you reading? Any suggestions for me?
10 thoughts on “#BlogtemberChallenge Day 7: Reading List”
Is the Hilary Clinton book really political or kind of a mix of political and personal? I’m fascinated by Hilary, as a person and a leader but not sure if I could manage a full book of political speak.
I really loved The Freedom Writer’s Diary, if you are looking for something to add to the iPhone list!
Hey Kim! Hard Choices is more political than personal, focusing really on 2008-2012 when she was Secretary of State. It might not be for you, but I’d suggest giving it a shot if you can get a copy from the library! It’s still a pretty easy read, and I’ll admit I skimmed the parts that weren’t particularly interesting to me. The way it’s organized makes it pretty easy to do that.
Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll definitely be adding that to the list.
I haven’t read anything on your list so I’ll have to check some of those out. Books aside, what is on your toast?! I’m currently eating toast with coconut oil, avocado, honey and sea salt so I’m curious!
Hey Abby! The toast had, I think, avocado, crushed red pepper, sea salt and lemon. If you’re ever in New York City, it’s at a cafe called Two Hands – highly recommend! Thanks for stopping by!
there’s a stack on my dresser waiting for you to look through when you come home. I will insist that you read Delicious by Ruth Reichl. I thought about you the whole time I read it!
I know! Doing Life Differently was one of my favorites from this year as well so I trust your judgment 🙂 See you next week!