Hello! Let’s talk about books for a while A while back I mentioned that one of my goals is to read (at least) 52 books in 2017. So, how am I doing? Here’s my reading list for January 2017. I’m quite happy about being ahead of schedule.
The books that made it to my reading list in January 2017
- Elena Ferrante: Loistava ystäväni (My Brilliant Friend / L’amica geniale)
- Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life
- Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing
- Mhairi McFarlane: Det är inte jag, det är du (It’s Not Me It’s You)
- Haruki Murakami: Män utan kvinnor (Men Without Women / 女のいない男たち). I actually have this book both in Swedish and in Finnish. I read the book in Swedish, although the Finnish one (much prettier) is in the photo.
- Ilona Boniwell: Positive Psychology in a Nutshell
- Han Kang: The Vegetarian
All in all, I’m quite happy with this list. It’s a nice mix of awarded literature, non-fiction, and chic lit. I really enjoyed Yanagihara’s novel and Murakami’s collection of short stories. The Vegetarian left me with mixed emotions; it is very cruel, but then again, shouldn’t literature sometimes be cruel? The books on writing and positive psychology both gave some insight into interesting processes. I also found some interesting tips in both works.
I quite enjoy the challenge, it means that I need to find time for reading. In the metro in the morning or in bed at night, I nowadays sometimes turn to a book instead of spending my time on social media. Throughout the day there is so much time that we do nothing – why not dedicate those moments to reading? When do you usually read?
On my reading list for February I have Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, a couple of books on writing, as well as Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Some lighter fiction will probably also find its way to the list. February will certainly be a great month as far as books and reading are concerned.
What’s on your reading list for February?