If there is one thing I love almost as much as I love traveling, it is reading. I’ve found that books are the best way to travel without really traveling – they can transport you to new worlds and kickstart new adventures almost as easily as an airplane, and they are far less expensive. Since 2011, I’ve had an annual goal of reading 50 books each year. And while I’ve regularly fallen a bit short of this goal (thanks, over the years, to grad school, starting a new job, and, you know, life), that goal has motivated me to read – and read a lot. Even when I don’t hit 50, I’m still cruising through books all year.
If you need ideas for books, I’m here to help!
Check out what I’m reading this year (below), or go back to the archives to see my reading lists from 2017 and 2016!
Have something I should definitely read? Let me know in the comments! I love suggestions!
1. Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
2. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
3. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
4. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
5. Barking to the Choir by Gregory Boyle
6. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
7. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
8. Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale by Frederick Buechner
9. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
10. Still Me by JoJo Moyes
11. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
12. If You Only Knew by Jamie Ivey
13. The Immortalists by Chloe BenjaminThe Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
14. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
15. Sabbath as Resistance by Walter Bruggeman
16. We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch