I love reading and I love books. Of course, you couldn’t tell that if you looked at my Goodreads list of (recorded) read books in 2015. I could also say I am fooling myself by admitting my appreciation for books, considering how little I read this year. But the truth of the matter is I am lazy and not because I did not record all the books I read this year, which were only 2 or 3 more if I remember accurately, but because I read so little. I admit it, I am embarrassed. I often “preach” about reading and how great it is and useful to one’s growth and yet I practice it so little myself.
Also, looking at what I read this year, you could say that I basically am a 16 year old girl, with the exception of 2 or 3 books. I am resisting the temptation to analyze my reading choices even more, but I will admit I enjoy my fair share of young adult literature and a little bit of romance. I know, so predictable. I also enjoyed the storytelling and insights into psychiatrist’s Irvin Yalom’s therapy and cases and adventures of astronaut Mark Watney on Mars.
Since the past is out of my hands and 2016 is about to start, I have big reading plans. While everyone is busy with making many resolutions for the New Year and setting too many and too non-specific objectives, my list of resolutions is a reading list. I already have specific titles piled on my “to read” shelf and I will recommend them to you if I stumble upon something you might find useful.
For now here is a list of 5 of the books I read and enjoyed in 2015 and that I recommend to you if you did not read them already:
1. Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig
2. The art of simplicity by Dominique Loreau
3. The Martian by Andy Weir
4. Paper towns by John Green
5. Not that kind of girl by Lena Dunham
Have a happy New Year and may your wishes come true!