Since I already shared my minimalist book collection on YouTube, I decided to share my reading list with my blog readers! Check out my Goodreads profile here to find my 2017 Reading Challenge. I’m undoubtedly far behind, and that is what pushed me to create this reading list. In the spirit of being frugal & valuing the items I already own, I’m motivating myself to read books I own first. The following list shows the preferred order I wish to read my books in, as well as some extra books I’ll be checking out at the library or searching for in a thrift shop.
My Reading List
1. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
I’m about 50 pages into this novel, and it has both thwarted and fulfilled my expectations. The main reason I want to read this novel is very shallow, as it’s just to be able to say that I have read it. Furthermore, since On the Road is so iconic, I’d like to be able to compare it with other novels.
2. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
– Neil deGrasse Tyson
As of the writing of this blog post, I have been reading this for 7 MONTHS. Yes, that’s right, I’ve been reading this book for over half a year. It’s an educational book so there’s no cliffhangers at the end of each chapter. I usually end up closing it and then forgetting about it.
3. Homage to Catalonia – George Orwell
I’m excited to read this novel because I’m going into it with a completely open mind. I know nothing about it and have only read two other novels by Orwell- 1984 & Animal Farm.
4. Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
At this point I’m taking a break from the books I already own. Dark Matter is a science-fiction thriller about a man who gets abducted and finds himself strapped to a gurney in a “new world.” The summary on Goodreads is what really sold me. This is a fairly new book so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to find it at the library. If that’s the case, I’ll probably try to find it digitally or find a used copy online.
5. Bluets – Maggie Nelson
Someone recommended this book to me years ago. I would have completely forgotten about it had it not been for my Goodreads “to read” list. I don’t utilize that list enough. Bluets is essentially about the color blue. According to the summary and the reviews, it, of course, goes much deeper than the color blue. I’m very interested in the reading experience and can’t wait to dive in.
Since this blog is about minimalism, I didn’t want to bombard you with a long list. I find that lists help me stay organized and on track. I’ll be posting any reviews of these books on my Goodreads so feel free to add me as a friend!
Also, look forward to another reading list in a few months when I’ve finished these 5 and am on to the next five!