In line with my New Year’s resolutions (check out the post here) I have made a goal to read 25 books this year. It is kind of daunting for me (that’s one book every two weeks give or take). I’m the type that gets really into a book, then doesn’t pick up another for a few weeks. I will binge a few if I am on vacation, but I am not a steady, constant reader.
I’ve been using the Goodreads app, which is pretty handy! You can record the books you read, and based on your reading history, the app does a great job at suggesting books you might enjoy. I can also pull up the app really quickly when someone makes a recommendation, and put it on my “want to read” list.
I’ve also been loving my Kindle. I like borrowing e-books from the library for free! Even though Dan and I both have kindles, we still have a large collection of hard copy books.
I like to joke with Dan that our books are “double parked” on our single bookshelf. I think it is time for another shelf.
I love this comfortable black poncho. It can be dressed up, or thrown on for relaxing around the house. It feels like a big hug. I like styling it with a fun scarf or necklace, and a big bracelet for for a boho-vibe that still feels put together.
Sometimes Jake wants to come hang out when I’m reading. He likes to be the center of attention (and loves to make my black ensemble all furry).
After reflecting on the books I read last year, these were my absolute favorites (in no particular order):
- The Goldfinch
- The Book Thief
- The Girl on the Train
- And the Mountains Echoed
- French Lessons
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
- The Power of Habit
- Rick Steve’s Italy (yes I read this basically cover to cover. The 2016 edition is out now!)
I’m currently reading All the Light We Cannot See and loving it.
If you want a review of any of these books, let me know in the comments. Also, let me know what your favorite books were this past year. I’d love to add them to my list!