Like the shock (for most) in various ways, this year, 2016, has brought, I also surprised myself by finally owning a Kindle.
Albeit the expensive tax fees I spent and the (still) feeling of lack of a reading experience as compared with a tangible book (all book nerds will understand what I mean), it is a lovely purchase that is worth the favor and the expenses due to its handiness especially when I am on travel and the reading ease it brings to my eyes.
With 24, 2016 is my most read year ever since I started counting in 2014. It is almost half of my (very ambitious) annual goal of 50.
Looking at my accomplished line up, a theme coincidentally (or not) ensues – unconventional.
The books have astonished me in different ways; how unique and original the writings and how they challenge the linear perspective the world knows. I am very grateful to have discovered and read them. Thank you to these inspiring authors who have allowed us (me) to temporarily reside and have a glimpse of their beautiful minds.
See my 2016 log below.
12.31 – The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
12.27 – Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka
11.02 – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
10.29 – Daring & Disruptive (unleashing the entrepreneur) by Lisa Messenger
10.23 – Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
10.11 – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
10.07 – Think Like An Artist and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life by Will Gompertz
09.25 – Chic (Tips on Life, Style, and Work) by Daphne Osena Paez
09.24 – Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
09.12 – Originals (How Non-Conformists Move The World) by Adam Grant
09.10 – Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
08.08 – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Based on an Original New Story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne)
07.16 – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
06.16 – Shoe Dog (A Memoir by the Creator of Nike) by Phil Knight
05.22 – essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
05.15 – The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
05.07 – Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
05.01 – Everyone Can Be Creative: Inspiring Habits from an Ex-Nun by Merlee Cruz-Jayme
04.30 – Quiet (The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking) by Susan Cain
03.24 – Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
03.24 – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (Newt Scamander) by J.K. Rowling
03.12 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
02.27 – How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg
02.13 – After You by Jojo Moyes
*** Indicated dates are completion dates.
© rooks 2017