Every January, with great intentions, I begin compiling a list of books that I hope to read before the year is out. I usually take a quick survey of my Facebook friends to see what books are in their backpack, I scan the New York Times best sellers list, and check out any number of articles that show up in my inbox that have the word book in the title. I also check out Goodreads and see whats happening over there….
This was my first pass at compiling a list, a blend of recommendations and best sellers…
A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Today I read an article on BuzzFeed, 16 Books to Read Before they hit theaters this year...The list has something for everyone, whether you choose to read the book or wait for the movie…thrillers, a treasure hunt, love stories, vampires, a YA dystopian novel and a couple of memoirs.
And my list of hopeful good reads grows…
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
The Monuments Men by Robert M Edsel
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
The Giver by Lois Lowry
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
More books for the reading list….
I’m looking forward to my next visit to the local book seller, ie Barnes and Noble, to spend a couple of hours lost in the racks, hot tazo tea in hand searching for my first read of the new year…
Do you have a good read for my list?
Fill your house with stacks of books in all the crannies and all the nooks…Dr. Suess
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you. Mortimer Adler
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