I’ve always been a bookworm, and used to insist on new books. I love fresh, new books. ALL MINE. Cracking it open. Smelling that smell. You know. I know you know.
However, since realizing how expensive books are (and hello, I may not even like it?), I’ve started borrowing from the library.
Here’s my borrowed stack of personal happiness for 2018 (for 2017 books, scroll further). Feel free to recommend some gems!
Himself by Jess Kidd Origin by Dan Brown
The Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indriðason Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason The Orenda by Joseph Boyden Voices by Arnaldur Indriðason Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell The White Lioness by Henning Mankell Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert(SO GOOD!!!) Daring Greatly by Brené Brown The Man who Smiled by Henning Mankell Sidetracked by Henning Mankell Fifteen Dogs by André-Alexis (Canada Reads 2017 Winner!)(Heartbreaking) The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell One Step Behind by Henning Mankell Before the Frost by Henning Mankell Company Town by Madeline Ashby (Canada Reads 2017) Outrage by Arnaldur Indriðason The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert Witches of New York by Ami McKay The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Wild by Cheryl Strayed Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls(UGH! My heart.) Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald(UGH! My heart again.) The Red Tent by Anita Diamant(unexpectedly fascinating, and highly recommended for all girls and women – and dudes, why not) The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indriðason Black Skies by Arnaldur Indriðason Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indriðason Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery The Bone Woman by Clea Koff