It has been a little less than a year since I shared a list of books I want to read. My goal with these posts is to get some feedback on my selections: Have you read any of them and liked them? Hated them? Have any recommendations of something I just have to add to the list? Those kinds of things. Also, making a list always motivates me, so it will encourage me to read more quickly through the list. I think I’ll do these posts seasonally. Since my last post like this, I’ve also begun listening to audio books, so this list covers both audio books that I’ll listen to and actual books I’ll read. Here is what I plan to read over the next three months or so:
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – This is a mystery novel that I’ve seen compared to Gone Girl. I love a good mystery, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans – I have been very interested in reading this story on the author’s journey to find the church. I’ve heard that it’s a powerful and thoughtful read.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – I haven’t read many dystopian novels lately, but I’ve always thought they were fun. I’m looking forward to reading this one. It just came out earlier this month but already has a lot of great review.
The Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-Guided Tour by Ruth M. Wright – We are leaving for Peru in just a few weeks! I love to learn about the places I’m visiting before I travel to them so that I can really appreciate what I’m seeing. I can’t wait to read through this book once it arrives and then take it around with us as we explore the ruins of Machu Picchu. I saw it highly recommended on many different travel boards, so I snagged it on eBay whenever I saw it was sold out on Amazon.
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin – I’ve read and enjoyed Gretchen Rubin’s other two books, so I thought I’d read this one as well. This book is about developing habits. I found her other books very inspiring, so I’m hoping to get some inspiration from this book as well.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – I first heard about this book on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide. Anne, the writer at Modern Mrs. Darcy, has great taste in books, so I’m sure this one will not disappoint.
Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamanche Novel – This is the first book in a mystery series that I’ve been interested in reading for a while. I have not read a book series for a long time, but I’d like to. Series are a fun way to really get to know the characters, so I’m excited to dive into this one if I like the first book.
Unknown – I’d like to read one or two more books before the end of summer. Any suggestions? I’d be really interested to add another nonfiction or historical fiction to the list, but I’d love to get any thoughts here.
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