One night growing up, I spent the night at my aunt and uncle’s house. Being away from home so young, I was scared and couldn’t sleep, so my aunt read me some bedtime stories. After the 3rd time going through them, she would try to skip pages of the book. Me being the pain-in-the-butt child that I was, I knew she was skipping, and would make her go back and re-read it.
After I graduated college, I was able to read a lot more, and I’ve been so much happier since. With a new year upon us, it offers even more time to cut back on screen time and spend more time with my nose in a book.
With that, here is my reading list for 2017!
- How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie – I’m actually reading this book as we speak. I borrowed it from one of my best friends (hi, Sam) and am very into it. It’s all about how to treat humans and what they best respond to. If you’re willing to wait, they’re coming out with a new edition come springtime!
- The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – I also started this one but then got distracted by my other book/life. It’s all about a trust fund and siblings who are trying to make sure they get the money. Classic rich kids.
- Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff – Honestly, I only want to read this one because #Detroit.
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – This was one of the biggest books of 2016, and I have to say, I’m very intrigued. Click the link to read the description (and then get yourself a copy, too).
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – I bought this book for a friend for Christmas, and I need to purchase a copy for myself. It’s about a grumpy old man who ends up being so much more than that.
- The Shack by – I want to read this for 2 reasons: 1. It’s going to be turned into a movie and 2. It’s about a struggle with God when religion (especially for millennials) is not as strong after a tragedy.
- The Girls by Emma Cline – Not only did I get this as a Christmas gift from a friend (thanks, Kourt!), but I already was so interested with it. The story line sounds great (a girl becomes fascinated with a group of “popular” girls who turn out to be part of a cult), and it turns out it’s set in my friend’s hometown in California!
If you’re looking for a few other suggestions, check out the Vulture’s list of books to read this month!