During November, I always get this huge urge to really catch up on a lot of things. It is that end-of-the-year motivation that really puts me into high gear.
I also feel lucky that I get a week off for Thanksgiving break. Of course, we have assignments, but it is nice to be given a couple of extra days to get them done. Which then of course allows me to get in some much deserved and desired reading time. I always fall victim to my endless to-be-read reading list so this time of the year, with colder mornings and warmer coffee, is just a perfect time to catch up.
Here are my selected sixes for my missed books this year! Most of these books were originally talked about on my prior reading lists, but, were sadly missed & they deserve some love! I added two new ones at the bottom that recently put themselves on the to-be-read-NOW list, and can’t wait!
Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
I’ve been interested in this book, not just for the sake of my thesis, but also for a spiritual and personal reaction. I think it is going to be one of those inner, reflective, sort of books. I am hoping I can take this book, write tons of notes on it, and be able to put it to use in my own personal life; whether that is in the physical world, or in my mental and emotional state. I’m hoping it is going to guide me where I need to go, or at least help me towards that direction. I am really excited to get started on this one, especially leading up to the new year. I feel like this is a December read, for sure.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
I feel like this book stands on its own and there really isn’t an explanation needed as to why I want to read this one. It has been one of those books I have said I am going to pick up and read, and never do. Which is just an excuse at this point! I think this journey is needing to be explored right now. This book is always on my mind, and I am finally making it a priority.
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
I am particularly excited about this book because it has been so, so soooo hyped up and I have heard a lot of great things about this one. I just feel like reading these relationships in this book are just going to be great and refreshing. I feel like female relationships are always so interesting and insightful, and I can’t wait to dive in.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
An autobiography by an amazing writer – what more *DO* you need. This has been a book that has sat in the back of my mind for a while now. I just think I can learn so much from Didion. Excited to get going on this one. I love me some autobiographies and memoirs – so this is perfect.
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Liane Moriarty has just been one of those writers you sort of wait for their next book to pop up and be announced. I actually just started this one and so far, I am really enjoying it. She always pulls in great twists and exciting dialogue that seems so real, it makes it a really entertaining read.
The Clockmakers Daughter by Kate Morton
When Kate Morton’s books came out, I immediately put it on my list. I have been wanting to get more into historical fiction and I knew this was the next one that was going on my list. I can’t wait to read this one as I have heard such great things about this book and Morton is a great writer.
So those are my selected sixes for the final few weeks of this wild and wonderful year of 2018. In 2019, I definitely plan on putting more book related things out, and maybe even some personal writing 😉 but we will have to wait to see about that.