READING PICKS {Winter ’18}


 

About a year ago, I started to get really into the whole YouTube, vlogger scene. And by “really into” I mean after finding one vlogger I like, I got hooked into watching videos, and ultimately inspired to launch my own channel. One vlogger I follow introduced me to the 50 book challenge: The goal? To read 50 books in one year. While 50 doesn’t initially sound like that many, and I am an avid reader, it comes out to a little over 4 books a month. A doable amount but a challenging amount if you’re living a fairly busy life (you know, like if you’re working a full-time job, blogging, YouTubing, race training, and attempting to not be a hermit). It didn’t take me much thought to decided I was up for the challenge though, so January 1, ’18 marks the beginning of my 50 book challenge! Wish me luck.

While I’ll be attempting to read closer to 12 books over the winter season, I’m only going to talk about a handful of the books on my list in this post. After a very fiction-heavy Fall reading list, I’ve found myself being drawn to more autobiographies this coming season. (I’m also reading loads of more informational books that deal with subjects like photography, animation, blogging, and branding. If you’re interested in reading up on any of those subjects, please let me know in the comments section).

 


 

Here are my Winter ’18 reading Picks:

 


 

As normal, I also have a few selections from my Book of the Month subscription:

These are just some of the books I’m planning on reading over the next 3-4 months. Have any book recommendations for me? I’d love to here them! Leave your recommendations in the comments section below and remember to keep an eye out in January for my review of The Monk of Mokha.

 


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  1. Mercedes says:

    I finished Theft by Finding earlier this month and now I’m slowly going through the audiobook while sitting at my desk at work. I loved finding the connections between his entries and the stories he wrote in his memoirs. Overall it was really fun to read through the phases he went through in life.

    I finished two collections of poetry this Fall that I really enjoyed. If you have time, I definitely recommend them: The House of Belonging by David Whyte, and Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith. Both have autobiographical elements too, so it fits your theme!

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