I love books. Real books you can hold in your hand. I love to smell the paper. Nothing against my Kindle but the feel of a book is magic. In the last three years, I haven't read many books. My life has been crazy busy, and reading wasn't a priority.
I missed seeing stacks of books on the bedside table; I miss the feel of cracking open a new book and the feeling of accomplishment when you finish a one.
For 2016, I committed to reading, at least, two books a month. Hoping it will be more, but this is a start. Yikes, I just publicly declared my intention!! But maybe this will make me more likely to follow thru. Wish me luck!!
Here is my current Jan/Feb 2016 reading stack
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: I picked it up based on a friends recommendation and got hooked within the first few pages. I just couldn't put it down. It's a darling love story. The characters are enchanting, and I found myself cheering for Don and Rosie! The writing is witty and funny. This is a good read and won't disappoint.
Essentialism by Greg McKeown: This started as a homework assignment from my business coach Tiffany Han. She said it would rock my world, and she was right. I thought it would be a book about how to get more done...Nope, it's about getting the right things done. It took me awhile to wrap my head around the idea of letting go of some things on my list. Sigh...a shorter more perfect list is a good thing.
Under Fire by Grant Blackwood/Tom Clancy (series creator): I fell for Jack Ryan way back when...and my new literary crush is on Jack Jr. The characters that Tom Clancy created are rich and fascinating. Under Fire is the latest in the Jack Ryan Jr. series and is a twisting story of intrigue set in the Middle East. If you enjoy a spy novel, I recommend you add this one to your list.
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson: This is the 14th book in the Women's Murder Club series. If you haven't read the series, you can jump in with this tale and meet the girls ( a cop, a DA, a reporter and the corner) while they try and solve the latest murder case in the City by the Bay. But if you like reading series this is worth starting at the beginning. The ladies a fun and fab...Think Sex in the City with stories crafted around murder investigations.
Next on the reading list: Year Of Yes by Shonda Rhimes...looking forward to diving into a new book this weekend.I would love to know what you are reading! I always need new recommendations!
P.S.: I didn't put in links to buy...I recommend checking out your local book store or the library.