I’ve recently joined a book club here in SF, and after two meetings, have been inspired to get back on the bookworm train! This past summer, I made my way through several books, and then at some point, life just took over and I have admittedly not finished a single book since mid-August (whoops). In the Kindle app, you can create Collections to group particular books together, so I’ve nevertheless been adding a bunch to my “To Read” list over the last couple of months. With the holiday break coming up, I’ve been planning on finally tackling the “stack!” I probably won’t make it through ’em all, but the above are the titles I’m most into and excited about.
I’ve heard GREAT things about Big Magic (have you read it? did you like it?), and I’m about a quarter of the way through Rising Strong (as a Brené Brown fan, I started it earlier in the fall but never finished). The Light Between Oceans is our book club’s pick for January — it sounded incredibly compelling, and there was a near unanimous vote for this to be our next read (they’re making a movie out of it too!). The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry was another contender for our book club, and I thought it sounded like a good end-of-year read. I liked that the description mentioned the title character having “the chance to make his life over, and see everything anew.” Totally New Year appropriate!
Anyway, I’ve been finding myself drawn to non-fiction titles more than fiction over the last year, so I was happy to find some stories to get lost in over the holidays. What about you? What’s on your reading list currently? What have you loved, and what should I avoid?
(PS – As a follow up to my summer book review list, I really enjoyed Maybe in Another Life — it was quick, fun and sweet. I finished In the Unlikely Event and also recommend that one too (I found myself reading articles about the bizarre series of plane crashes the book talks about to get more context — it’s mind blowing that it actually happened the way the story describes). I couldn’t make it all the way through My Paris Dream. It was well-written, but I dunno…I guess I lost interest in the author’s story. Just me?)