Believe it or not, I don’t actually set reading goals every year. I simply read as much as I can, and try to read what I want along the way.
In 2019 I read 101 books. It’s hard to pick the best ones, but I’ll give it a try, in no particular order.
Of nonfiction books, I’d say the best ones I read were Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott; The Fitting Room, by Kelly Minter; Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo; The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown; and Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Each of these books gave me a lot to think about and a lot of practical applications. I’ve still got a lot of growing to do, but I like to think I’m on my way.
Of fiction books, the bulk of my reading, there were a lot of good ones, it’s extra hard to just choose the best, but I’ll try: Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier; Where’s You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple; The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern; and The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy. Each of these stories provided something special– an escape from reality, a message of hope and love, or just something to laugh at.
Here’s to a new year of reading; a new year full of books to learn and grow from.