Spring 2017 Reads

Guess who is already behind on their reading this year?!

Yup, that would be me. Can’t even be on time for my own shit.


via GIPHY

But I am halfway through Outliers, which is my last book from my winter reading list so not thaaaat far behind. Def can still catch up.

So what am I reading this season?!

My goal is still to read 6 books per season aka 2 books per month. And remember I am trying to keep to specific categories in order to help me diversify my list:

Spring Book List

 

book club - classic throwback - adventures of tom sawyer

————— #1 • Throwback / Classic —————

The classic, in all its glory – though what many forget is how well this tale of American boyhood holds up even after nearly 150 years.

I read Huckleberry Finn at some point during HS (on my “to reread” list) but somehow never read this one. I figure I will read them in order, starting with Tom Sawyer.

 

book club - historical hiction - all the light we cannot see

—————— #2 • Historical Fiction —————–

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

 

book club - non fiction - eyes wide open

——————— #3 • Non-fiction ———————

Whether we’re blind or not, our vision is limited by our past experiences, biases, and emotions. Lidsky shows us how we can overcome paralyzing fears, avoid falling prey to our own assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, silence our inner critic, harness our strength, and live with open hearts and minds.

 

book club - emma watson - handmaid's tale

—————— #4 • Reader’s Choice ——————

“Atwood has peered behind the curtain into some of the darkest, most secret, yet oddly erotic corners of the mind, and the result is a fascinating, wonderfully written, and disturbing cautionary tale.”
Toronto Sun

I am a member of Emma Watson’s Goodreads Shared Shelf and this is the book she selected for May/June so I am adding it to my personal list. This also could qualify as a throwback/classic but you can never have too many of those. And it’s getting it’s own Hulu series so obviously I have to read the book first.


 

book club - reader's choice - truly madly guilty

—————– #5 • Reader’s Choice —————–

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

I LOVED Big Little Lies (aka I read it all in 2 days so that I could start the HBO series immediately when it premiered). And Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman already optioned the rights to this second Laine Moriarty novel so I must read it in order to prepare myself for what will certainly be another awesome series.

 

—————– #6 • Reader’s Choice —————–

Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer’s stoytelling blaze through every page.

Another book that has been around for years and somehow I’ve never read. My sister recommended and gave her copy months ago. Time to brush the dust off and give it a read.

If you are a nerdy bookworm like me, join me on Goodreads! I’d love to start a legit bookclub and be able to discuss these so lmk if you want to read along with me 🙂

 

book club - nyc reading
 

Also PLEASE continue to share your book recos with me in the comments here &  on Twitter or Facebook! Just because something didn’t make this current list, I still keep track of them all!

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One response to “Spring 2017 Reads”

  1. Kate says:

    AH I loved Into The Wild. That could def be worth a re-read for me. Yet another great reading list 🙂

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