At the end of a long workday, I love to get lost in a good book. And not just any book – one that will make me laugh, cry, or make me want to be better. So, especially as I start the new year, I’ve been craving some new reads that will really make me think.
Last year was a year of great books, but I didn’t get around to reading all the ones I wanted, so I wanted to share them with you at the same time I get started on my list! If you’ve read any of these, let me know what you think!
Yes Please by Amy Poehler // A collection of stories, jokes, advice, and the occasional haiku, by the end of this book you should feel like you’re best friends with Amy Poehler. And who doesn’t love Amy?
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr // I’m fan of historical fiction, and I’m eager to read this story of two young people living in France during World War II. The main characters are each blinded, be it by cataracts or Nazi propaganda, and Doerr examines the ways in which the voice of a stranger can guide or misguide.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel // This post-apocalyptic book might remind you of 1984 or the Hunger Games series, but with a much more emotional undertone. If a deadly virus swept across the world today, what would the human race continue to cherish?
Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller // Girls Like Us is a triple biography of singer-songwriters Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon and the way the feminist movement shaped their careers. A true girl-power book of successful women!
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand // The story of Louie Zamperini will have you on the edge of your seat and unwilling to peel your eyes from the page. After his plane crashed into the ocean, Zamperini’s life took a number of twists and turns that could never be predicted.
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black // This collection of ten emotional stories is all at once dark, sad, and enlightening. Many of the tales are those of the loss of a loved one and how we as humans deal with the sometimes frightening life ahead.
The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison // Leslie Jamison sets out to define empathy as she travels across the world putting it to the test. If you’re looking for an in-depth look at emotions and how they affect our interactions, this is the book for you.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart // For all the suspense readers out there, this is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Told from the perspective of the female protagonist, you’ll learn the clues to the mystery as she regains her memory. Can you figure it out before she does?
#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso // As an entrepreneur myself, I can’t wait to read #Girlboss. Sophia Amoruso started Nasty Gal from almost nothing and grew it into a $100 million company. In her book, she shares her advice for women who want to achieve their dreams.
Don’t be surprised if you find me with my nose in a book in the coming months! What’s on your reading list for this year? Leave a comment and let me know!