Oh how I love reading! We actually had a discussion about when to find time to read in one of my Facebook groups, and I thought it was important enough to bring it up here. Reading is so important, not only for a mental reprieve from the constant onslaught of social media, but also as a way to relax. I read every night before bed. Like most people, I read on a tablet or my phone. I make sure to turn my tablet and/or phone on airplane mode so I can’t get on any social media or email, and snuggle down to read a couple pages. This really helps me relax enough to sleep, and it’s something I love doing! So here is my:
2017 Reading List
- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kapur- A collection of poetry that is both breathtaking and healing. I highly recommend that everyone includes it in their 2017 reading list.
- Girl Last Seen by Nina Laurin- She was kidnapped 13 years ago and found in a basement. The person who stole her was never caught. Now, another girl has been stolen and looks just like her…
- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance- A family saga that highlights the struggles of white working-class Americans and the decline of this culture over the last 40 years. It’s been touted as a political book, but it really is a fantastic read and should also be part of your 2017 reading list!
- The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena- If you enjoyed Girl On The Train, you will LOVE this novel! A couple’s dinner turns into a baby being kidnapped. Who did it? You will not believe the ending!
- Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan- This book is actually based on a true tale from WWII. An Italian teenager joins in his parents in the underground railroad helping Jews out of Germany. When he falls in love with one of the Jewish immigrant, his parents force him to join the German army. Through a twist of fate, he becomes the driver for one of Hitler’s right hand men.
- The Family Lawyer by John Grisham- His daughter is being framed for the death of a school mate. He has to get to the bottom of it before she goes to jail.
- Seeing Red by Sandra Brown- An American hero, his forgotten son, a little love interest, and some government conspiracy leads to quite a page turner!
- Origin by Dan Brown– This hasn’t been released yet, but I am so excited for another Robert Langdon book! Please tell me I’m not the only one who pre-ordered.
- The Handmaid’s Tale– If you haven’t read this you definitely need to. It’s a twisted look into the future of the U.S. but more importantly it’s a tale of a woman refusing to conform.
- Swapping Lives by Jane Green- I love any novel by Jane, and honestly this one is a couple years old. But it’s an easy and hilarious read that’ll leave you with a feel-good attitude.
What books have you loved this year? What’s on your 2017 reading list? Did I leave any off?