Another year, another list of books. Last year, I started writing down all the books I read (here is my list from last year). Unfortunately, I didn’t read as much this year as I did last year. I read 15 books last year and only 10 this year. What happened?! I listened to quite a few audiobooks on road trips.Plus I started Between a Rock and a Hard Place but haven’t finished it yet so that one doesn’t count. 10 is still a pretty good number but it looks sad compared to last years. Too much Netflix, not enough reading this year.
Here are a few of my favorites from this year:
The Other Wes Moore – Wes Moore — This book was fascinating! It is about two kids named Wes Moore who grew up in a rough Baltimore neighborhood. One is a convicted murder in prison and the other is Rhodes Scholor, White House Fellow, and writer. It’s a true story about the paths of these two kids. It’s a quick read and a great one.
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern — I think this one was my favorite of the whole year. I don’t want to tell you anything about it in fear you will blow it off. It’s about magic… I KNOW… magic… But it’s real magic (illusions) and real real magic mixed together to create a fantastical world. But I wouldn’t describe it as a fantasy book… Just trust me on this one. It is amazing.
Yes Please – Amy Poehler — of course this was fantastic… It’s Amy Poehler. I would love to hear it in her voice so I might find her audiobook as well.
The Heart Does Not Grow Back – Veturini — I think about this one a lot. It’s not really a style I would normally read but I loved it. It’s about a boy who can re-grow his body parts so he stars in a reality show and donated them. It’s dark. I mean really dark. I heard the author speak at Powells earlier in the year which is why I bought the book. Chuck Palanick (author of Fight Club) was there to introduce the new writer so Cody and I thought it would be worth going. I loved hearing Veturini’s thought process for creating the book. Note for self: go to more author talks
Full list of books I read this year:
The Other Wes Moore – Wes Moore
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
Tender at the Bone – Ruth Reichl
The Heart Does Not Grow Back – Fred Veturini
The Storyteller – Jodi Picoult
Yes Please – Amy Poehler
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
The Silver Star – Jeannette Walls
Kiss the Girls – James Patterson
Maine – J. Courtney Sulivan
That is –
Does anyone else keep track of the books they have read? What should I read this year?