Anyone else with me on this? I love the New Year. I love the promise, the potential, the new start.
I love the goal-setting and leaping out of the gate and the good work ahead.
Hello, 2020. How about let’s be friends.
Here’s what my January reading looked like…
3 words: interpersonal, complex, pageturner
Give this book a whirl if you like… captivating stories about race and power dynamics, #ownvoices novels, Little Fires Everywhere, relationship triangles, deciphering motives
When the English Fall by David Williams
3 words: matter of fact, somber, good-hearted
Give this book a whirl if you like… the Amish, post-apocalyptic fiction, first-person narrators, a view into another society, a gentle and introspective narrator, characters who have premonitions
The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz
3 words: engrossing, immediate, immersive
Give this book a whirl if you like… old-fashioned mysteries with an updated tone, books in which the author’s real life bleeds into the story, curmudgeonly detectives, sidekick narratives
Do the Work!: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way by Steven Pressfield
3 words: rousing, irreverent, tough love
Give this book a whirl if you like… a tough but encouraging approach to creativity, productivity books that cut through the excuses
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
3 words: humorous, self-effacing, rollicking
Give this book a whirl if you like… hiking the Appalachian Trail, fish out of water stories, self-deprecating humor, buddy narratives
Life’s Accessories: A Memoir (and Fashion Guide) by Rachel Levy Lesser
3 words: conversational, relatable, heartfelt
Give this book a whirl if you like… personal essays, clothing as a symbol for different phases of life, memories connected with physical possessions, family life, love and loss
My favorite of the month:
What’ve you been reading so far in 2020?