I am often asked how I am able to read so much, since I always complain about being SO busy and having no time to myself. The trick is that I mostly steal reading time in snatches of minutes here and there. I usually read for at least fifteen or twenty minutes before going to bed, although I've also been known to stay up hours past my "bedtimes," due to an inability to put books down. Also, I am a freakishly-fast reader, Adam makes fun of how crazy my eyes look when I read because they move back and forth like "a ping-pong ball." I know, it's attractive. I might have a problem with having more books I want to read than I have time to read them. See exhibit A: my nightstand. It's a problem.
Anyways, I wanted to keep my reading list for 2014 up-to-date in case anyone needed some recommendations (or perhaps non-recommendations). I've starred some of my favorites, and I rated most of them on Goodreads as well. My favorite book on the list is probably The Goldfinch. My least favorite was Serena, although I'll probably see the movie anyways because Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Plus my book club agreed that the story will make a better movie than book.
Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair (Anne Lamott)
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Amy Chua)
Million Little Ways, A: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live (Emily Freeman)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz)
The Interestings (Meg Wolitzer)
Serena: A Novel (P.S.) (Ron Rash)
Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman)
In This Moment (Autumn Doughton)
When Godly People Do Ungodly Things (Beth Moore)
*The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
*The Lowland (Jhumpa Lahiri)
And I'm currently reading: The Good Lord Bird (James McBride)
I find most of my book recommendations via my friends Leigh and Shannan. I also just stumbled onto this list on Amazon: 100 books to read in a lifetime. So many books, so little time.
*Note: links to books are affiliate links, which just means if you click on them and purchase the book, I get a tiny little referral fee. Which means I can buy more books, hurray!