2017 Reading List

March 5, 2017

My 2017 reading list

Something that you may not know about me is that in addition to being a full time advertising agency project manager, housewife (not quite), and an avid runner; I’m also a book worm. In the spirit of life-long learning in this post I’m bringing you my 2017 reading list.

How do you choose what books to read? For me lately it’s been all about getting in the classics and of course throwing in something new here and there to mix it up. After finishing some Hemingway and Angela’s Ashes I’m currently flying through Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. The TV show on HBO started a few weeks ago but I’d like to finish the book before I take in the show.

A friend of mine introduced me to the Goodreads app about a year ago. I started using it and became immediately addicted! What makes it so great is that you can add your friends and see what they’re currently reading and how they rate each book after they’ve finished. You can also create reading lists for yourself and keep track of your progress right on the app. The app will also make recommendations for books to read based on your read books and the ratings you gave them. By browsing my friends read lists I have found so many interesting books that I probably would have never found on my own. If you haven’t tried Goodreads yet, you need to, right now.

Each year I set a reading goal for myself, 2 years ago it was 12 and I failed. Last year it was 12 and at the last minute – I got there. This year, I’m going for 15 books! So far I’ve completed six, fifteen shouldn’t be too hard to achieve! So far in 2017 I’ve completed:

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

A Dog’s Purpose – W. Bruce Cameron

History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund

Girls on Fire – Robin Wasserman

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

My favorites so far have been Angela’s Ashes, the Sun Also rises and A Dog’s Purpose.

I’m looking forward to moving onto F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney.

What are you currently reading!? Is there anything I should add to my list? I can’t wait to hear from you.

Until next time,

Mal

 

 

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