May 29, 2020
I was an English Literature major in college because I love books. I mean, I LOVE them. Some people say that you gain ten years of wisdom by reading a solid, well written book because we gather the best of that author’s hard won knowledge, experience, and research in one resource. Then, we get to apply their expertise to our lives. Does reading make us smarter? Yes, you bet it does.
Reading also teaches us to access our feelings, to think deeper, to climb into another’s shoes, and to go beyond our small worlds.
I also find that I’m a much more interesting person when I read. I have things to talk about and I bring interesting insights to a conversation when I’m learning from books.
So what am I reading this year? Well, here is my list. It’s long, and it may take me all year to get through them, but with Audible’s help I’m going to do it!
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want To Leave by Joanna Gaines
The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan
The River by Peter Heller
This Tender Land – coming of age during the depression by William Kent Krueger
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Warmth of Other Sons by Isabel Wilkerson
Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam
The War of Art – Break Through and Win Your Creative Inner Battles by Steven Pressfield
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk