I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
Like many bookworms, I keep a running log of books I’ve read. It’s always really fun for me to go back and look at the list and remember all those happy reading memories!
I thought I’d share this year’s log with you, because I’m pleased about having gotten to read all these great books this year, and because, well, who doesn’t love lists of books? (If you don’t, feel free to move on, of course!)
I’ll use the crude but useful five-star rating system for how much I liked each one, and I’ll link to any posts in which I discussed the book listed.
(I don’t have the translators’ names handy for those last three.)
The Life Changers
I am literally obsessed with the book Bringing Up Bébé—you will very likely be hearing me gush about it in the not-too-distant future. My Reading Life by Pat Conroy has been a huge positive influence on my attitude about being a writer, and I just absolutely adore The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. Bonus—a book I’m not finished with yet but that has become almost sacred to me for its brilliance: The Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore.
Wishing you all book-filled holidays,