Eight years of reading recommendations from our former prez and all around stand up guy, Barack Obama.
In case you were worried about satisfying the requirement of a reading challenge “book on a book list.” You’re welcome.
Everyone once in a while I like to draw attention to my favorite website for keeping track of book titles in the read, currently reading, and to-be-read pile: 50 Book Pledge. Plenty of people use GoodReads, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but I prefer 50 Book Pledge because it has such a strong visual component, and I’m a sucker for good visuals. And since December is all about winding down, I figured I’d share with you the books I’ve read in 2016. In 2015 I did the PopSugar Challenge and read 50 books, then in 2016 I took things slower, and met my pledge of 25 books read. I plan to do the 2017 PopSugar Challenge and we have a facebook group for it, so let me know if you want to be added to that. Have you figured out what you’re doing for the upcoming reading year? Cheers,
As we near the end of the year and prepare to start fresh with new reading challenges and goals, it’s not a bad idea to look back. I found A List of Must-Reads (2015) and A List of Must-Reads from 2016 from Bustle. What do you think? How many have you read? What additions or changes would you make?
From the 2015 list, I was familiar with 14 of the authors. Probably everyone has seen the covers for Amy Poehler’s, of Tina Fey’s, and Mindy Kaling’s latest. I haven’t read Bluets by Maggie Nelson but I did read Argonauts, and it was very well done. I’d also read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. From the 2016 list I was surprised to find I had not read any of the titles, and was only familiar with two of the selected authors.
This list from LifeHack might contain some more familiar titles and authors. Of this list from Real Simple I’ve read 5 and have another 2 on the to-read shelf. And I’ve read 6 of 14 from this list of Reader’s Digest.
If you had to pick just one book to recommend to everyone you know, which would it?
Until Next Time.