This year, other than the average stock NYE resolutions like "eating healthier" and "exercising more," I've decided that I wanted to go back to reading for fun. I've challenged myself to read one book per month, and here's my reading list!
January: The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkings (Read, and LOVED)
February: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (Reading now)
March: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
April: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K Rowling
May: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Main character's name is Louisa...so I gotta read)
June: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
July: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (modern-retelling of my favorite book: Pride and Prejudice)
September: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
October: Sprint by John Zeratsky and Branden Kowitz (the "business book" yearly read)
November: Finders Keepers by Stephen King
December: The English Spy by Daniel Silva
As you can tell, I really like thrillers. I have tried to sprinkle in my reading list some romance with You Before Me and Eligible, as well as a more intellectual read with Sprint. I'm excited to read all of these novels, and I hope come December I can say I'm finishing up The English Spy!
It was very interesting to me as I made this list, that really the biggest advertising force behind these books were the curated recommendations on Amazon or the fact that they were going to become "blockbusters" or were written by a famous person. Again it brought me back to wonder, how can the little guys get any exposure from the publishing industry? The model is broken. Could advertising fix it? Just a thought.