If you’re reading this post, I’ve caught you.
You’re a reader.
You can’t help yourself.
You read the back of cereal boxes. The bottom of Kleenex boxes while on the john. You take a bite of sandwich and click with your other hand on another blog post at work. You juggle a colicky baby in one arm and the other hand cradles an iPhone, scrolling to the end of the internet in the middle of the night. You pack 30 pounds of books for vacation and loading up your Kindle is as essential a packing item as remembering the toothbrush and toothpaste. You’ve had a library card since you were young enough to write your name in block letters. You listen to audiobooks while running/washing dishes/vacuuming/walking the dog/stirring the sauce/ferrying kids to swim team.
You’re a reader.
We are of the same tribe.
We dream of large chunks of time in which to travel to new universes and lives. When we can’t spare ourselves for that kind of immersion, we dabble with words in whatever ticks the clock allows us.
These are the books that have been my worthwhile reads of 2015. You should check them out in 2016, fellow tribesman.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The Yellow Table Cookbook by Anna Watson Carl
Shine, Shine, Shine by Lydia Netzer
The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon
Best Laugh-Out-Loud Inspiration
For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Best Guy Read (that Gals Will Like Too)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Best Non-Fiction if You Don’t Love Non-Fiction
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman