I didn’t hit my goal of reading six books a month in 2015. Far from it. But that’s OK, it’s not one of those goals that I care much about the numbers. I just care that I’m reading, and that I try to read more than I have in the past. It’s not something I stress myself out over. If you are wanting to read more, here are six ways to read more books this year.
Even though I didn’t hit six per month, here are 27 books that I did read this year:
1 // The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
2 // Three Daughters, by Consuelo Saah Baehr
3 // Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert
4 // The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
5 // Lovers on All Saints’ Day, by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
6 // The Star Side of Bird Hill, by Naomi Jackson
8 // Yes Please, by Amy Poehler
11 // What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars, by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan
13 // Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
15 // On Writing, by Stephen King
21 // Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It, by Gary Taubes
22 // Better Than Before, by Gretchen Rubin
23 // The One Thing, by Gary Keller
24 // Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion
25 // The Art of Social Media, by Guy Kawaskai & Peg Fitzpatrick
Books I’m in the process of reading:
I know it’s weird to be in the middle of four books at the same time but I am.
Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
I rented this book from the library, and didn’t finish it before the digital version expired. I just bought a used copy of the book on Amazon so I could finish it.
One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
This book I’ve just had a really hard time getting through. Maybe it gets better? I mean it won tons of awards, but honestly, I don’t love it so far.
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I’m listening to this on Audible!
My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem
On my nightstand right now, probably just a few more nights and I’ll be done with it.
I want to know:
+ Did you keep track of the books you’ve read? I do in GoodReads!
+ What was your favorite book this year? It was way too hard for me to pick. Honestly, so many of the books I mentioned in this post were amazing.
Photo by Laura Metzler