Alright, I’ll admit that I did not make enough time for my books in 2017. I won’t even try to make excuses, so I apologize to my books that I’ve neglected or have left half read in the past few months. Now that I received a few books on my wish list I am SO motivated to flying through books again. I’m going to share with you the books I’ve recently purchased and some other books that are next on my list.
1) Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
This book was on my Wish list and I was ecstatic to open it on Christmas morning. I’ve read the first few chapters and I have already learned so many new and crazy things about humans and how we have been able to adapt over hundreds of thousands of years. I’ve told my boyfriend about lots of different parts in the book and it has now become a huge topic with his work buddies.
2) Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Another book I received for Christmas. However, this one I’ve yet to start. This memoir was written by the creator of Nike. So I am so excited to see his perspective, and get the exclusive history of one of my favourite brands.
3) Room by Emma Donoghue
This unfortunately is one of the books I’ve been neglecting. However, I’ve recently taken interest into Donoghue, she’s originally from Ireland but now lives just over an hour away from me in London, Ontario. If you are interested in short stories I would definitely suggest checking some of hers out! The book was also turned into a movie as well.
4) Rose Madder by Stephen King My boyfriend’s grandma gave me this book when she found out reading was a hobby of mine. Although I wasn’t exactly sold at first, once I started reading I honestly couldn’t stop. Like any Stephen King book it kept me binge reading for days. I actually had never hard of this book, and I feel like it slips under the radar for a lot of people.There was a movie created inspired by the book, so you can check that out too!
5) It by Stephen King
I’ll just go ahead and keep the SK theme going. The movie was absolutely nuts. It literally had me screaming out loud in the theatre. My brother has already read it and he said it is a must read, so I will take his word for it. Not only that but I’ll be taking his hand me down books, which in my opinion are the best kind!
6) Note to Self by Connor Franta
re is something about Connor Franta that I am completely drawn to. I appreciate how he has accomplished so much at such a young age and continues to grow his platform. Thus, the creation of this book! I loved his previous book A Work In Progress, so I knew this was a must read this year.
7) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is in my opinion one of the best poets of today. Maybe I’m slightly biased because she is my favourite poet. Nevertheless, she has such a unique way of sharing the troubles she had faced in her younger years, and readers are able to understand how hard she worked not only as an author, but as an activist for women and black women specifically in the 1930’s.
8) Carry on Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton
I had stumbled upon this book a few weeks ago while browsing on Amazon. I’ve found myself to be very interested in books similar to this one. I would assume you’d probably find this book in the ‘Self Help’ section at Indigo. I’ve found a lot of books in this section that have actually helped me becoming a much more positive and self focused person. I find that people tend to skip this section in the book store because they don’t want people to think they’re something wrong with them (I’ve been there too. However ignore those thoughts because I can guarantee you’ll find books that will help you become a better you.
9) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fu*k by Mark Manson
This is one of my favourite books I found in the ‘Self Help’ section. I decided to bring this book to work with me as something to read on lunch breaks. However I became so obsessed with it I took it home and finished it that night. There were so many times I caught myself laughing out loud like an idiot because of Manson’s realness. This book was super empowering and would suggest it to anyone who wants to stop caring so much about everything.
10) Calm by Michael Acton Smith
My best friend bought me this amazing book for Christmas. The author gives creative ways to create mindfulness and gives super helpful tips to stay calm in our hectic lives. Just flipping through the book you can see how visually pleasing it is as each page is different and you are able to write, draw, and sketch on certain pages, making your reading experience even more FUN!
11) The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
This book was recommended to me by a friend, so I decided to add it to the list! Every time I’ve walked into Indigo in the past few months I feel like this book is the first one I see every time. I have probably had this book picked up ready to be bought about 5 times but always end up finding something else.
So there you have it, my master Reading List for 2018! I would absolutely love to hear from you if you’ve read the books or have any suggestions that you feel should have made the list. Hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading.