Even though I read often, I read more slowly than I did when I was younger. I wanted to finally make a dent in my “I’m planning to read” list and get around to some titles I should’ve read but haven’t; not sure I was that successful. I tried to be intentional about not reading more than one book at a time, because I am famous for finding a new book and quitting something else so I can give myself permission to start on it immediately. I also have no qualms about putting down a book that doesn’t hold my interest or annoys/confuses me, either for a short time or forever. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
(EDIT: Oh, yeah, I get extra credit because I read Create Dangerously twice. Sister Danticat preached a word in that one.)
Those I finished are crossed out. IMO, not all of those I left behind are worth coming back to, and that’s real. I plan to finish #16 and #17. Wonder what will be my first new book of the year.
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Brothers (and Me) by Donna Britt No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
- The Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell
- Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
- Search Sweet Country by Kojo Laing
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans Create Dangerously by Edwidge Danticat A Theory of Small Earthquakes by Meredith Maran The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
- One Hundred Names for Love by Diane Ackerman
- I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters by Michael G. Long
The Obamas by Jodi Kantor NW by Zadie Smith
- Fire In My Soul by Joan Steinau Lester
- The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz