2015 was a big year of reading for me. I have found that since having a baby I seem to read more than I ever did! I know, I know, it doesn't really make sense given I have way less free-time and alone time but I think in the moments I am alone I try to make the most of them by reading instead of watching TV or wasting time on the computer.
The first three on the list are books that I read in the first few months of Phineas' life. I was looking for lighter books that were easy to read and that were captivating stories aka"cheesy teen novel series". My brain was mush and sleep deprived and I was looking for some fun and fluffy stories to captivate me and make those hours of breastfeeding and/or cluster feeding during growth spurts a little easier.
Once Finny was sleeping regularly and we were all feeling a bit more normal I got back into the habit of reading books that were beautiful or helpful or inspiring (or that were interesting to read as we journeyed over to France for two weeks this summer).
These are a collection of books that I enjoyed in 2015, I hope you enjoy them too!
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guilliano (I have read this book at least once a year, every year for the past six or seven years, it is a way of living and eating that I try to follow in my daily life)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Anna Karenina (on going) by Leo Tolstoy I always try to have one "classic" book on the go. Last year, before Finn was born I made a goal to read and finish the Lord of the Rings trilogy which I managed to finish one week before he was born! I'm not sure I will be able to finish Anna Karenina in time but that's the point of setting goals, isn't it?
Honorable Mention: Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential by George Lois (a fun bathroom read for people looking for inspiration)