BOOKS I READ IN 2016
I'm a slow reader and watch a lot of TV, so I'm lucky if I get to 20 books a year. As a result, I'm left with an eclectic mix.
- 1.Why Not Me? — Mindy Kaling💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
- 2.The Opposite of Loneliness — Marina KeeganThis is a collection of essays and short stories by a Yale student who died in car crash a few days after her graduation. I read it when I applied for an internship doing publicity for the book.
- 3.Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers — Geoffrey A. MooreI had to read this for my introductory marketing class. It had some useful insights for a beginner such as myself.
- 4.Beauty Salon — Mario BellatinI had to read this for a seminar on social change movements. It was only around 60 pages so I read it all at once. Very dark.
- 5.Me Talk Pretty One Day — David SedarisI really like David Sedaris and this is the book of his that people always talk about so I read it.
- 6.I'm Thinking of Ending Things — Iain ReidI hardly ever read fiction but someone recommended this to me and leant me the copy, and it was short so I figured why not? It was very fast paced which I liked, but the dialogue was pretentious in the worst way and the ending was predictable. Gone Girl wannabe.
- 7.Old School — Tobias WolffAnother foray into fiction! A customer left this behind at the store where I work so a bunch of us starting reading it when it was slow. It looked like the type of book I would have been annoyed at having to read for AP Lit, but I actually enjoyed it a lot.
- 8.Outliers: The Story of Success — Malcolm GladwellI'd been meaning to read this for a super long time so I could continue my quest to read all of Malcolm Gladwell's books; sometimes I feel basic for liking him so much. So far this one has the most memorable thesis.
- 9.Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World — Adam GrantUgh this book was so good. It was so inspirational, I literally wouldn't stop talking about it for a month.
- 10.Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do — Clotaire RapailleI read this for my Understanding Consumers class and I liked it.