In 2019, I found myself with a yearning to read more again. When Nolan was younger he needed me a lot more. I also found that sometimes I was just plain too exhausted to read. Even though I often read for only 10 minutes before bed, in 2019 I managed to fill that sense of longing with these books!
I began the year with a wonderful journal from Amy Tangerine called Craft a Life You Love. Like Amy, I used to love scrapbooking! In high school I made them for family and friends. In college I created mixed media digital art. (I used to love creating mix CD covers!) I picked up this book because I wanted to remind myself that creativity can be sparked in so many different ways. It doesn’t always have to be from behind the camera.
Digging into the roots of my creative soul will help make me a better photographer and better artist!
Moving on to the list, here are other books I tackled in 2019!
- Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty
- An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones
- There There, by Tommy Orange
- Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
- Where The Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens – This was by far my favorite book of the year!
- The Power, by Naomi Alderman – I only made it about half-way through this book. I let myself give it up because it wasn’t holding my attention. It was taking me too long to read.
- A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amore Towles
- Less, by Andrew Sean Greer
- The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian
- The Boy Between Worlds, by Annejet van der Zijl
- Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
- My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante – I picked this one back up and somehow really enjoyed it much more than I had when I initially tried to start reading it in 2018.
- The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn
- Surprise Me, by Sophie Kinsella
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson
- My Lovely Wife, by Samantha Downing
I did also get in a few audiobooks, heading to and from school shoots!
- Becoming, by Michelle Obama
- This is Marketing, by Seth Godin
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
What books did you read in 2019? What were your favorite books? Were there any you couldn’t quite get through? What’s on your reading list for 2020? Please share with me and leave a comment!