15 Books I’ve Read this Year

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger on Meg Biram's Reading List

I was planning on reading a lot more this year, but somehow I’ve only managed to read 15 books so far. Last year I read 27 books, so I’m on par to hit that, but I always strive to read more. Since we moved in February, I don’t have a pool at my building anymore and I think that cuts down on my reading time as I used to go to the pool and read frequently in the summer. I did recently find out that DC has a ton of public pools, and there is one right by my place, so now I’ve been going there as much as I can (which isn’t enough), it’s just not as convenient as going downstairs!

 

15 BOOKS I’VE READ SO FAR THIS YEAR

 

1 // The Singles Game, by Lauren Weisberger

I just finished this book and loved it! I grew up playing tennis and have always wished I would have stuck with it and kept playing. Even to this day I still want to play tennis, so I think that played a part in me really liking this book. The characters just had me from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down.

2 // A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara

I loved this book. Like really really loved it. I listened to it on Audible, but I actually want to read it also. It deserves its own post and discussion. I’m sure it will become a movie. Have you read it? Curious to hear your thoughts.

3 // The Lake House, by Kate Morton

My thoughts on this book in this post.

MIDDLESEX by Jeffrey Eugenides on MegBiram.com

4 // Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides

I feel like I need to reread this book in a few years. It was interesting, but there was a lot going on. I should have read it a little more slowly. I liked it and it kept my interest. I’m curious to hear if any of you have thoughts about it.

5 // The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

My thoughts on this book in this post.

6 // Room, by Emma Donoghue

My thoughts on this book in this post.

Barbara The Slut by Lauren Holmes on Meg Biram's 2016 Book List

7 // Barbara the Slut and Other People, by Lauren Holmes

I enjoyed all of the stories in this book, but didn’t necessarily find them memorable.

8 // Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff

My thoughts on this book in this post.

9 // My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem

To be completely honest, I thought I was going to like this book more than I did. It just didn’t seem to flow as much as I thought it would. I usually read books with a highlighter or a pen handy and I thought there’d be lot more tidbits I wanted to remember from this book and there just weren’t that many, however, the parts I did highlight were good, and deserve their own post. So stay tuned for that!

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin on Meg Biram's 2016 Reading List

10 // An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin

Art. New York. Career woman. What’s not to like about this book?! I loved it of course.

11 // After You, by Jojo Moyes

My thoughts on this book in this post.

12 // Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Very good book. I actually read it because Maggie said she loved it.

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll on Meg Biram's Book List

13 // Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll

I read this book on my flight to Spain. Definitely a page-turner. Even more interesting after the author revealed experiences in her life that she drew from to write the book.

14 // Divergent, by Veronica Roth

I picked this up in the airport in Madrid as I’d already finished the other book I brought with me on the trip. The English section in the Madrid airport was unfortunately small and I didn’t realize it until I started reading the book that I had already seen the movie. But even though I had seen the movie, the book was very good, easy to read, and I finished it on the flight

15 // When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi

My thoughts on this book in this post.

 

Currently I’m Reading:

You’ll Grow Out Of It, by Jessi Klein

Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington

Life With Picasso, by Francoise Gilot

 

What have you been reading this year? Any books you’ve loved? What’s up next on your reading list?

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See my previous posts about books here!

Photos by Meg Biram