March 2, 2017

Read Instead




Some days you just want to cuddle up on the couch, drink coffee and read a good book. You'd feel the difference when you start picking up books (real ones, with covers and spines) instead of phone at the end of a long day. You'd feel healthier, happier and smarter. Here's some titles I recommend for you that you might want to add into your reading list. Dig in. Enjoy. Happy reading! 


1. Classics are like vitamins, you should have them everyday:

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora N. Hurston 
Man's Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl 
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor
Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky 
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee


2. Books for bosses:

The Big Life, Ann Shoket
Safe People, Henry Cloud
Make it Happen, Lara Casey
Chasing Slow, Erin Loechner


3. Nonfiction I'll forever keep on my bookshelf:

Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Tiny, Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
Eat, Pray, Love, Liz Gilbert
Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire), Jen Glantz
Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari 
Reclaiming Conversation, Sherry Turkle 
Love Does, Bob Goff  
Scary Close, Donald Miller 
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion 


4. Fiction picks for 2017:

The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
The Trespasser, Tana French 
Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
See Me, Nicholas Sparks
The Wonder, Emma Donoghue


5. For the writer in you:

Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott 
On Writing, Stephen King  
Big Magic, Liz Gilbert 


6. A bunch of books featuring crazy chicks gone psycho:

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn 
Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn 
Good as Gone, Amy Gentry 
All the Missing Girls, Megan Miranda 
Swimming Lessons, Claire Fuller 
Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins 
The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware 


7. Books to grow you spiritually: 

Reclaim Your Heart, Yasmin Mogahed
Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller
Blue like Jazz, Donald Miller
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster 
Run with the Horses, Eugene Peterson


8. On my docket for 2017: 

These are books that I've either never read or plan to read for a 2nd (or 5th) time in 2017. I can't speak for all of them since I don't know all the content yet but I compiled this list anyway.

Beloved, Toni Morrison 
The Fran Lebowitz Reader, Fran Lebowitz 
The Mothers, Britt Bennett 
Mad Girl's Love Song, Andrew Wilson 
The Color Purple, Alice Walker 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou 
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell


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