When I wrote about my personal goals for 2103 I listed that I wanted to read six books by the end of the year. I received comments and emails asking me to share what they were going to be, so here is my list. I will write about each book as I finish them and if you have read them would love you to join in the conversation when I post about them.
I have listed only five books as I thought I would crowd source one of them. If you have books you think are must reads, please let me know in the comments below (you need to click through to the blog to leave a comment) and I will then update this post with my last selection.
I am very prone to only reading non fiction, so am making myself read half and half this year. The order listed below is the order I intend to read them:
- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber – I have actually bought the kindle version and am reading it via the kindle app on the Samsung Note II.
- The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau – I am insanely lucky enough to be going to Chris’ World Domination Summit in July this year, courtesy of Darren Rowse and the work I do for him on the Problogger Event. I loved hearing Chris talk last year at the Problogger event and appreciate the outlook he has on life.
- The Blessing of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel – I have read the first two chapters of this book over a year ago and never finished it. I know it will really help my interactions with my teenager, so am going to start it again and finish it.
- The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler – Anne Tyler is one of my favourite authors (Dinner at Homesick Restaurant my fave novel of hers), so I thought a novel by Tyler would be a good way to get me back into fiction.
- Freedom: A Novel Jonathan Franzen – I bought this book ages ago and it has just sat on the book shelf and mocked me. It will not be mocking me by the end of the year!
So that leaves on fiction book to add to the list – what would you recommend? It doesn’t have to be recent either.
Looking forward to reading your suggestions.