Well folks, I did it! I made it to 35 books in 2015! If you remember I had some goals about the kinds of books that I wanted to read and realized that I was a bit ambitious. I did however reach my goal toward happiness/self improvement type books, but only ready a handful of actual biographies – if you count comedian memoir books I definitely made the goal though. The only one I didn’t really meet was business related books and I’m okay with that! So here are the final books of the year!
I just kind of happened upon this book at Barnes & Noble. It was facing out on one of the shelves and I love tea so I was drawn to it. I ended up reading this in one sitting. It’s very short and has a lot of recipes in it so it’s a quick read. Very good reference for what different kinds of teas are good for and has great healthy recipes. I will say that I halfheartedly attempted this cleanse and did not lose 10 lbs in one week but good book all the same! …Learn more here.
I love Mindy Kaling something fierce. Her first book is one of my favorites so I was really excited to read this one! Sometimes it’s hard to read comedic memoir-like essays in the correct voice (which is why I recommend audio books for these) but somehow I can almost hear Mindy reading this out loud in my mind. It’s like catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in a while but picking up right where you left off. It also happens that shortly after reading this I caught up completely on the new season of The Mindy Project on Hulu so yeah December was a good month… Learn more here.
Okay I know I don’t really need to say much here. Everyone knows I’m a complete Harry Potter nerd. I saved this for December because I love reading Harry Potter at Christmas time and I was heading to Harry Potter World for a vacation around Christmas so I knew I would be in a magical mood. The illustrations add so much to this story and it’s a really, really beautiful book. I can’t wait for the rest to come out! In case you didn’t know, I believe one per year are slated over the next several years… Learn more here.
I’m a big fan of the Heros of Olympus and Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan, and BONUS am 75% Norwegian so when I found out that his newest series is about the Gods of Asgard I was very excited. My husband got me this book for Christmas and it was a great final read of the year! In the spirit of the demi-god quest format, this does not disappoint. The only thing that makes me sad is I have to wait until Fall 2016 for the next installation, which is basically torture … Learn more here.
In 2016, I’m upping the anti and shooting for 36 books, and in addition will try to check off all the boxes on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2016 reading checklist!