31 March 2018

What I'm reading

It was in my early twenties when I set a goal of reading at least 1 book per month. A very low bar, but even so, couldn't keep up once I became a working mom. Not a mom, because when I was breastfeeding Cristian, was reading a lot while he was attached to me.

I used to write down the books I finished but haven't done that for years now. You know how I am about keeping my memories. Decided to fix this and keep the list open for future updates.

My favourite reads in 2017:

Man's search for meaning, Viktor Frankel; everybody recommends it and it is as touching as expected
The Course of Love, Alain de Botton
The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides
How to Fall in Love, Cecelia Ahern; I can't remember the last time I read a romance and this was really good.
The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger;
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams; not finished yet because it is so dense and profound for me.

In 2018:

  • Thanks for the memories, Cecelia Ahern- not as appealing to me as "How to fall in love", but I managed to finish it
  • The one plus one, Jojo Moyes (Un barbat si o femeie)
  • Origin, Dan Brown - same author, same recipe for commercial success
  • One hundred names, Cecelia Ahern - it leaves you feeling special even if you still haven't figured out your "superpower". Speaking of authors, Ahern's books surprise me with a different recipe each time.
  • Flawed, Cecelia Ahern
  • Perfect, Cecelia Ahern- the sequal for Flawed, was even more engaging than Flawed. I particularly like YA genre and coming-of-age stories.
  • A man called Ove, Frederik Backman - I got misty eyes when I read the last paragraph of the book. Such a romantic book about love, loss and the beauty within:
“And that laughter of hers, which, for the rest of his life, would make him feel as if someone was running around barefoot on the inside of his breast.” 
To be continued...

So many books, so little time. What are you reading these days?

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