I wanted to post this at the beginning of the month… but better late than never, right?
when I was younger, I was a complete bookworm. I could finish a 500-page book in a week, or even a day if I had the time. however, during college my time was consumed by my studies, work, and and extracurriculars. I was doing more and reading less.
well, reading less is a little misleading… I was reading, but only what was assigned for classes. as an english major, I had plenty to read for class. every year, however, I would optimistically bring a dozen books or so to school with the belief that I would read them “in my free time.” what a pipe dream!
now that I am done with school, one of my goals for this new year is to rediscover my love for reading. I also want to branch out and read more genres and a variety of authors. this month, I set aside books into a “to be read” pile. a few are re-reads, but most are brand new. my goal this year is to read two books a month, and at least 24 total this year. so, with no further ado, I give you my TBR for 2016…
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone– J.K. Rowling
(Unpictured ebook) Brain Over Binge– Kathryn Hansen
(Unpictured audiobook) Red Queen– Victoria Aveyard
The Old Man and the Sea– Ernest Hemingway
#GIRLBOSS– Sophia Amoruso
Confess– Colleen Hoover
The Opposite of Loneliness– Marina Keegan
In Defense of Food– Michael Pollan
Saint Anything– Sarah Dessen
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore– Robin Sloan
Main Street Vegan– Victoria Moran
The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Girl’s Guide– Melissa Kirsch
(Unpictured audiobook) Quiet: The Power of Introverts– Susan cain
Damned– Chuck Palahniuk
Under the Black Flag– David Cordingly
Not That Kind of Girl– Lena Dunham
Schedule Me Skinny– Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD, LD
The Giver– Lois Lowry
Flashes of War– Katey Schultz
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell– Tucker Max
Trick– Natalia Jaster
Fast Food Nation– Eric Schlosser
The English Patient– Michael Ondaatje
Cruel Beauty– Rosamund Hodge
Furiously Happy– Jenny Lawson
with the audiobooks, that’s actually 26 books total. while I planned out which books to read each month, I have a feeling the order may change- Trick, in particular, is a book I’m itching to read and I doubt I’ll be able to wait until October. I am going to try to blog about some of these books- review at least six in detail. I can’t wait to fall back in love with the written word this year and I’m very excited to be mixing it up and reading a variety of genres. admittedly, I could use more diversity in authors, so please leave recommendations below!
now, if you need me, please go away- I’m busy reading.