As much as I try and read new books and try and make my to-read pile smaller, sometimes I just want to pick up a book that I am familiar with. I often describe rereading a book like reuniting with an old friend. You forget how great it is when you’re together, and you always have a good time. That’s what rereading a book is to me. I often reread books if I’m in a book slump, or I’m transitioning genres. I’ve been trying to read more nonfiction this year, but I do love a good young adult book. These are the books that I am always eager to reread.
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
- The Children by David Halberstam
- Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- Cheating at Solitaire by Ally Carter
- Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Definitely, Maybe In Love by Ophelia London
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
What are some books you could reread?
I always look forward to new books that are coming out, but this always reminds me that I have a huge to-read pile that is endless and continues to grow every month. My goal was to read at least four books off my to-read list this year, while this happened, I ended up adding a bazillion more. Here are some of my books I want to read next year.
- Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy
- Artemis by Andy Weir
- White Houses by Amy Bloom
- The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck
- Airport, Exes and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff
- The Kennedy Debutant by Kari Maher
- All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
- Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
- Philomena: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith
- The Night Manager by John Le Carré
- The Wright Brothers by David McCollough
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
- The Brethren by Bob Woodward
- Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter
Any books on your to-read list that you want to try and tackle? Let me know! I want to add more books to my list…
I love books and I love Christmas, so these two things combined make me especially happy. When I was younger, I used to have a goal where I was going to try and read every book in the world (obviously my 10-year-old self was extremely unrealistic).
Regardless, I found that in the past two years, I’ve wanted to read more holiday books and so I’ve been borrowing them from the library. First off I found some Christmas books have a sad storyline, or they are romantic books (like Debbie Macomber is the queen of Christmas romantic books) or they are picture books. While I really tried to find non-romantic happy Christmas books, I haven’t been very successful (also I didn’t try that hard so this list is based on my meager attempts).
I’ve read all the books listed and they’re all great and incredibly cheesy . Also really no shame in reading romantic Christmas fiction because it creates the best happy holiday feelings.
- The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
- The Gift of the Magi by Lisbeth Zwerger
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Ganor
- Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
- The Nutcracker by E.T.A Hoffman
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
- Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson
- The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
- The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston
- Christmas in London by Anita Hughes
- A Very Merry Princess by Susan Mallery
- A Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz
- Let it Snow by John Green and Lauren Myracle
- My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins
- Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
Know of any good Christmas books? I would love some recommendations!
I work a lot of red eyes which means I have to figure out a way to stay awake. This means I read, quite a lot! Sometimes magazines, sometimes trashy romance and sometimes really good books I didn’t read as much as I wanted to, but I was able to read 24 books this year.
My current favorite genre is historical fiction, but I went through a huge non-fiction phase last year and I am a proud YA reader. The most interesting book I read this year was Salt to Sea, which is a story about the biggest WWII Naval tragedy that was never known very well. The other book was The Taster which is a story about a woman who becomes the taster for Adolf Hitler.
This is my list of the 24 Books I Read this year:
- Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler
- When It’s Real by Erin Watt
- Ike and Kay by James MacManus
- My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
- The Taster by V.S. Alexander
- The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
- The Vatican Princess by C.W. Gortner
- Maps of Fates by Maggie Hall
- The Romanov Empress by C.w. Gortner
- The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
- The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
- See How They Run by Ally Carter
- Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter
- Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter
- Bachelor Girl by Kim van Alkemade
- America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
- The Prince with Amnesia by Emily Evans
- Still Me by JoJo Meyers
- The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
- The Royal Nanny by Karen Harper
- The Heart Between Us by Lindsey Harrel
What is your favorite book you’ve read this year? Any good book recommendations for next year? Let me know in the comments below!