January Reading List


This year I'm determined to hit my annual reading goal (the same number of books as my age), and I made great headway in January. Here's what I've been reading:

1. Yes Please, Amy Poehler
It was a treat getting to read Amy Poehler's first book – it's really more in the territory of autobiography than humor. I expected it to be funnier, honestly, and it didn't deliver on that front but it did deliver in a lot of no bs advice. My favorite chapter was "Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend". You really just have to read it; it's the best career advice I've ever read.

2. Beautiful Ruins: A Novel, Jess Walter
Finally finished this novel after jumping in and out of it for the better part of last year. The first half was hard to get into since it switches between different character's narratives and time, but the last half really wraps it up nicely.

3.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling
Rereading the entire book series at once; I just admire all the details, thought, and craftsmanship in this series now that I've read the entire story and am not just avidly awaiting the next one to devour in one sitting.

4. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
Ditto above.

5. Princess of the Midnight Ball, Jessica Day George
A friend in publishing lent me this book six months ago and I finally got around to reading it this month. It's a silly YA novel, not a groundbreaking one, but one of the kinds that I like – a novelization of a fairy tale. This one is about The Twelve Dancing Princesses, a fairy tale I'm not too familiar with, so it was a quick, fun read. It's also inspiring new work for me!

6. The E-Myth Revisited, Michael E. Gerber
This business book came highly recommended, and could not come at a better time for me. It's really great if you're starting your own business, and trying to figure out why you feel frustrated or overwhelmed or anxious and what to do about it. It's definitely one of my top favorite business books now too. I've been recommending it to all my fellow entrepreneurial friends!

Tell me, what have you been reading & what do you recommend for me next month?