I have this problem — the first step is admitting that, right? It’s this thing where I continuously buy books even though I know there is no way I’ll get through them all in the span of a year, yet I continue to build my personal library. In all honesty, there are far worse addictions that I could have than buying books (I know, I know, this is just me justifying it to myself).
My love for books and reading began at a young age. I would “read” books to my then-infant brother Owen as a toddler, and force my parents and grandparents to read to me since I couldn’t read myself. I still remember the very first book I learned to read in kindergarten about a firefighter and his Dalmatian — ironic now that I’m dating a firefighter, amiright?! I even have a list of places I want to visit just to see the resident library; the Biltmore Estate being one I checked off my list this past year (you can see this post here). Additionally, you can bet that I’m always carrying a book on me for when I have down time or during my lunch period at work.
This year, I’ve made it a priority to get through those books that I own that I have yet to touch THEN and only then will I allow myself to purchase more … Oh who am I kidding?!? We all know that I’ll be buying more as soon as I discover a new book I want to get my hands on! As you’ll see below, I have a huge soft spot for historical fiction (i.e. Outlander die-hard over here!), but I’m open to various genres. Here are the primary books I have on my list to read this year:
Outlander Series: On A Breath of Snow and Ashes // Diana Gabaldon
Outlander Series: An Echo in the Bone // Diana Gabaldon
The Room on Rue Amélie // Kristin Harmel
Love & Luck // Jenna Evans Welch
The Thousandth Floor // Katharine McGee
A Fine Imitation // Amber Brock
The Heiresses // Sara Shephard
Beautiful Ruins // Jess Walter
America’s First Daughter: A Novel // Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
What books are on your reading list this year?