Y’all. I love a good book. But I love a bad book too – namely trashy romance novels. And it seems that every time I sit down to read, I opt for the candy bar instead of carrot stick of literature. Not that there’s anything wrong with a romance novel, but every time I read something more substantial, I really enjoy the more complex story. Does anyone else have a stack of books to read (or books lined up in their Kindle) that you never seem to get to?
I do! I always put something in my annual Bucket List about reading a “real book” and even then, sometimes just let it sit there unchecked.
Reading Accountability – Can That Be A Thing?
I’m going to Alaska on Thursday (!!!) so, I decided to collect my list of books to read and share them with you. Maybe this will serve as some accountability – someone ask me next week what I read. 😉
Some are novels, some are self-help, all sound amazing for different reasons.
Claire’s List of Books To Read:
By: Jen Sincero
Okay, this one seems to be in every shop I pop into and the title / cover is so eye catching. Plus, everyone needs a little positive juju now and then!
By: Sarah Addison Allen
This one came recommended by one of my fabulous maker friends (thanks, Shelley). Shelley’s a self-proclaimed book nerd and I told her I was looking for something fun and light, but more thought-provoking than a $5.99 grocery-store find.
By: Al Lee and Don Campbell
My aunt got this for my mom for Christmas and I had instant jealousy. But my sweet mom figured that out and sent me my own copy shortly after I got home. I’m looking forward to reading this and hope it gets me back in the meditation groove!
By: Lilly Singh
This one is another book c/o mom. I started reading a few pages the other day and it seems really fun and not overly preachy for a self-help book. It seems like the perfect read for a millennial power woman!
By: Curtis Sittenfeld
This one I found via The Skimm. They recently had a book sale in partnership with Goodreads and I grabbed a few titles I’d been eyeing. It’s a modern take on Pride and Prejudice and set in my hometown of Cincinnati.
By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Okay, so I’m fairly obsessed with this premise and if you get a few drinks in me (easy to do) – I will tell you the exact moment I made a decision that I can trace my entire adult life to. It’s all very Sliding Doors and I can’t wait to read it.
By: Cheryl Strayed
It turns out you can’t go on a big hike without everyone and their mother recommending you read this book. Thankfully, a sweet coworker suggested I read it after my trip so it wouldn’t freak me out. I guess it’s about that time.
There you have it – my list of books to read. What am I missing? Any on this list you think I should read first?