Last week I recommended 16 books I read in 2014, and later in the month I’m putting a list together of all the books I’ve read in my adult life! Today I wanted to share 21 books that I’m planning to read in the first quarter of 2015. I’m almost done with two books on this list, and even though I already read a lot, I want to read even more this year.
I’m usually always reading one “fun” book and one “career” book at the same time. I need the “fun” book to read at night to help me fall asleep. It’s usually a novel or memoir/biography. I just have to be in a story to get out of my own head to fall asleep (my brain never stops).
I’ve actually come to love fiction. I used to never read it (naively thinking it was a waste of time), but now I realize how valuable it is. I’m in awe of fiction writers — how do they come up with all of the details and twists in their stories!?! Amazes me. I’ve also heard that (and believe) that reading helps you become a better writer, and every time I read an interview of someone I look up to they always talk about how much they read. So not only do I enjoy reading, and feel like I’m always learning something — I also think it’s good for my work/career in some way.
These are 21 books I plan to read in the first quarter of 2015:
1. The Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin
3. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
4. The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer (currently reading)
5. Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
CAREER / BUSINESS
6. The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday (currently reading)
7. Die Empty, by Todd Henry
8. Mastery, by Robert Greene
9. What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars, by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan
10. The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin
11. The Accidental Creative, by Todd Henry
12. The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
13. The Liar’s Club, by Mary Karr
14. Yes Please, by Amy Poehler
15. The Woman I Wanted to Be, by Diane von Furstenberg
16. The Private Lives of the Impressionists, by Sue Roe
17. Bad Feminist: Essays, by Roxane Gay
18. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, by Marina Keegan
19. The China Study, by Thomas Campbell and T. Colin Campbell
20. Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, by T. Colin Campbell
21. It Starts With Food, by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What’s on your reading list this year?
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