A few days ago someone on twitter was talking about how many books they had read this year and I thought, well damn I really didn’t read that many. I’m going to say, maybe 15? I don’t really feel sad about it per se, mostly for two reasons- I’m not in competition with anyone for most books read and I read so many blogs/articles etc (I trawl through so many before deciding for Thursday Tidbits), and I’m sure that counts for something. Yaaay I’m not brain-dead.
I wanted to pick a reading focus for 2016 though, I’ve never been into non-fiction, but I’ve been seeing some books being talked about and I think this is a good time as any to start reading some. So while I wait for my kindle paper white- (secret admirer you still have time before its 2016), I’ve started drawing up a list and I’d love for you to add any you think I might enjoy too.
- Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big magic- After reading Afoma’s review, I knew it had to be on my reading list. I also posted something she wrote on criticism that I loved.
- Brene Brown’s ‘The Gift of imperfection’- I’ve been seeing so many of her quotes on shame, courage and forgiveness and read a long excerpt that left me wanting more. Gotta read this one.
- James Altucher’s ‘Choose yourself’ – I’ve been subscribed to his newsletter for a while now, thanks to my friend Chioma and I would like to go deeper into some of the ideas he explores.
- Mindy Kaling’s ‘Why not me’ -Simply because I’m interested in her, I posted an excerpt on a past Thursday Tidbits and I still want to read the whole thing.
- Geneen Roth’s ‘Women, Food and God’ – This book has been on my list for the longest time, the subject matter is right up my alley and hopefully in writing about it here I will finally read it.
I have a couple more on my list but I think I’ll stop here. I’m hesitant to call these reading goals, but these are books I really want to get into and explore and as the year goes on, continue to read more non-fiction.
Do you have any book related themes for next year? Did you read anything absolutely fantastic this year? Do you read non-fiction.