I’m really proud of all the lovely books I managed to read in 2015 and also pleased I read eight out of the 12 that I set myself last year. I really enjoyed reading non fiction books too so I’ve decided for 2016 that I’ll keep to my challenge of half fiction/ half non fiction from my list. I always read beyond the scope of my lists but I’ve outlined a few that I’m really keen to read in the coming year.
- Rivers of London – Ben Aaronovitch (recommended by my boss)
- The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell (recommended by my cousins in Fife)
- Chicken – Chase Night (The Minimalists‘ publisher)
- The Bees – Laline Paul (one I just been wanting to read for ages, also a Christmas present)
- The Hourglass Factory – Lucy Ribchester (Edinburgh writer and next book group read)
- Zen Habits – Leo Babauta (I really enjoy Leo’s blog, Zen Habits, and kickstarted this book at the end of 2014)
- Destructive Emotions and How to Overcome Them – Daniel Goleman (terrible title but interesting read about Dalai Lama and meditation practices)
- The Spiritual Teachings of Yoga – Jo Manuel and Mark Forstater (from last year’s list!)
- The Organized Mind – Daniel Levitan (a book I’ve seen people reading all over the place!)
- Spectacles – Sue Perkins (Christmas present)
- Just Kids – Patti Smith (been wanting to read for ages and ages)
- Night School – Richard Wiseman (very lucky to have been given this book by Richard Wiseman himself and looking forward to reading about getting better sleep – I love sleeping!)
The other thing I’ve decided for 2016 is that I’m not going to buy any, and I mean any, books in 2016. The main reason for this is to try and save a bit of money but the other reason is that I suddenly realised that my house is stuffed with books I haven’t read yet! I’ve a proper addiction to buying books – a get them in charity shops, online, in book shops, for my Kindle – just all over the place! I’ve literally hundreds of books I’ve not read yet. So this year, as an experiment, I’m going to only read from what I already have. I’ll also use the library too, if I get stuck.
Do you have a reading list for 2016? Or any resolutions? Would love to hear them!