I have tons of books in my house that I have never read. I keep buying more because I love getting new books.
I decided to make a list of the 10 books I absolutely want to read this year.
01. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
02. Daring greatly – Brené Brown
03. The book thief – Markus Zusak
04. Gone girl – Gillian Flyn
05. We zijn ons brein (we are our brain)- Dick Swaab
06. Kerewin – Keri Hulme
07. The highly sensitive person – Elian N. Aron
08. Ten oosten van Eden (East of Eden) – John Steinbeck
09. Irish Rebel – Nora Roberts
I bought Norwegian wood in 2012 in a bookstore in Hong Kong. I lived there for 5 months as an exchange student at the City University. My friend Charlie told me to read books by Haruki Murakami, and I picked Norwegian wood. I read it and loved it. I am the type of person that reads books twice or more times(I have a similar thing with movies). Daring greatly is a book I wanted to read for quite some time now, ever since I saw an Interview with Brené Brown on Oprah Winfrey’s Super soul sunday. The book thief is a book I bought on sale and I just never got the time to read. Gone girl is a book I am going to look for in the library next weekend. I saw the movie and it thought it was very entertaining. So I want to see what the book is like. We zijn ons brein is a book I bought when I was still studying psychology. It’s written by a famous Dutch neurobiologist and it’s all aout how our brain influences our mind and therefore our life. Kerewin is a book my friend gave me for my birthday years ago. The highly sensitive person is a book I pick up every time I go to any bookstore. I never actually bought it, but I read enough of it to know that I belong to the 15 to 20% of the world’s population that is considered highly sensitive. Time to read more about it. I found the american classic East of Eden in what is possibly the smallest bookstore of The Netherlands. I was so surprised to find it there that I immediately bought it. I haven’t read it yet, but I want to. When I was a teenager I used to read books by Nora Roberts. I recently found the book Irish rebel in a thrift shop for 40 eurocent. I can’t wait for all the nostalgia. I have been reading the journals of Anais Nin for some years now. My friend bought me one of her most controversial books called Incest. I want to read it this year, even though the title tends to make me and the people around me a bit uncomfortable. Try reading that book in a train or public park.
Anyway, I have enough stuff to read for a while. If you could recommend me any other books then please let me know. I am curious what your favorite books are and which one you are reading right now. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.