I want to start off the year (every year) with books that give me new insight into my own self and new ways of seeing the world around me. Perspective shifting, creativity boosting, and wholeness seeking are my jam, especially as we fire up a new calendar.
Here’s what I’m reading to kick off 2018.
Fresh Start, Fresh Books
Tell Me More
Kelly Corrigan’s Tell Me More, because these might really be the 12 hardest things we all have to say. I cried through the last two chapters, is all I’m saying.
How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t
The Memoir Project
Marion Roach Smith’s Memoir Project, my creativity booster for the new year.
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, because I want to see things from another perspective and I’ve heard this one should be required reading for humans. (It’s a Young Adult novel.)
Theft By Finding: Diaries
David Sedaris’s Theft By Finding: Diaries because it’s David Sedaris, come on. But also because journals and diaries are a fascinating way to peek into someone’s life and see what they choose to remember. (I have Joan Didion’s South and West on hold at the library for the same reason.)
Rereading & Reimagining
P.S. – What I read to kick off 2017.
P.P.S. – What I’m planning to reread right away this year:
Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass, because I want to reflect again (and again) on memory, marriage, and time.
Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking, because there’s hope and power in Amanda’s perspective on community and connection.