I disagree with Laura Bush on plenty, but I cheered all the way when she said this:
The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.
Not enough of my friends read, and it’s tragic. Reading is hands-down one of the best stress-relieving, knowledge-instilling, and relaxing activities out there. Yes, I’m still bitter that looking at your phone during a party is fine but reading a book isn’t.
So to the two of you who read this, my current reading list is here. I’m thinking of writing a “2016: Reading Recapped” post, but honestly, anything with 2016 in it sounds terrible.
|Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare||A Problem From Hell by Samantha Power|
|All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr||We Believe You by Annie Clark & Andrea Pino|
|Emma by Jane Austen||The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer|
|The Help by Kathryn Stockett||Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond|
|Maximum Ride by James Patterson||Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow|
|Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov||The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene|
|Dune by Frank Herbert||White Trash by Nancy Isenberg|
|2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clark||Strangers in their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild|
|Solaris by Stanisław Lem||The Depression Cure by Stephen Ilardi|