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.

january reading list 2017

The books that made it to my reading list in January 2017

  1. Elena Ferrante: Loistava ystäväni (My Brilliant Friend / L’amica geniale)
  2. Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life
  3. Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing
  4. Mhairi McFarlane: Det är inte jag, det är du (It’s Not Me It’s You)
  5. 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.
  6. Ilona Boniwell: Positive Psychology in a Nutshell
  7. 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?

Reading List 2017

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?