New Year, New Books!
Ahhh yaaaasssss! The smell of fresh book pages! I’m not a hard copy purist, but you can’t deny that there’s something awesome about the smell of a book!
For the past few years, I’ve created what I like to call a Foundation List of books that I “must” read throughout the year. I just realized this is the nerd version of New Year, New You. Seriously. It’s my required reading for the year that is meant to help me finish the year as a better version of myself. Cool, right? Does it work? Sure, when I actually read them. Moving on…
In 2017, I picked roughly a book a month. Peep the pic of my reads–>. Yes there are 13 books because there’s always one you just can’t not add. For 2018, I’ve expanded the amount of books on my list (rather drastically) mainly because I couldn’t choose! Clearly being indecisive is something I should work on this year. Yet, there are no books on this subject on my list. Oh well, we’ll see what happens in 2019.
As you’ll see when I eventually stop rambling, I divide the books into loose categories. I try to keep the list fairly well rounded, but there’s no complicated formula to how I choose the books. I just pick what I think I may like!
If we are reading the same books, let me know! We can exchange notes.
I know what you’re thinking. Yes, this is a foodie/lifestyle blog. I’m going to get to the foodie part! So many friends asked me to share my list for the year, and this was the best way to make that happened. So foodies and the like, stay tuned!
Without further ado…
My 2018 Foundation List
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The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Morgan and Michael Lennington
Creativity Rules by Tina Seeling
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
My So-Called Freelance Life by Michelle Goodwin
Promote Yourself by Dan Schawbel
Rise and Grind by Daymond John
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Non-fiction including Biographies & Memoirs
The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis
We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
all about love: new visions by bell hooks
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath
Treating People Well by Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard
Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
You Need A Budget by Jesse Mecham
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Lost Art of Good Conversation by Sakyong Mipham
Mindful Running by Mackenzie Havey
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh
Love the list!!! Here’s to crushing goals in the 20 of 18!!!!! Please let me know which ones you LOVE!!!
Thanks Zenna! I’ll definitely keep you posted!
You’ve made my reading life so much easier on 2018!
Excited to get going on this list!
Aww! Let me know what you read Kalika. We can compare notes!
What a list! Love how you broke it down by categories.
Thanks Corree! I try to be well rounded. 😉
Strong book list! Can’t wait to hear what you think of them.
Thanks Ena! I’ll be sharing reviews on Goodreads.
Great list! I’ve read a few of these and have a couple that I just haven’t gotten to yet! Thx! And I can’t wait to see your cookbook on this list! *speaking it into existence* 😁
Speak it girl! Thanks Qiana!
Love this list!!! I’m excited to hear about these here books and all the other stuff you’re gonna blog about. You just sprinkle something fabulous everywhere you go.
Thanks Libryia! I’m hoping to sprinkle some of that fabulousness on these blog posts too!