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. 1.
    Why Not Me? — Mindy Kaling
    💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
  2. 2.
    The Opposite of Loneliness — Marina Keegan
    This 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. 3.
    Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers — Geoffrey A. Moore
    I had to read this for my introductory marketing class. It had some useful insights for a beginner such as myself.
  4. 4.
    Beauty Salon — Mario Bellatin
    I 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. 5.
    Me Talk Pretty One Day — David Sedaris
    I really like David Sedaris and this is the book of his that people always talk about so I read it.
  6. 6.
    I'm Thinking of Ending Things — Iain Reid
    I 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. 7.
    Old School — Tobias Wolff
    Another 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. 8.
    Outliers: The Story of Success — Malcolm Gladwell
    I'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. 9.
    Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World — Adam Grant
    Ugh this book was so good. It was so inspirational, I literally wouldn't stop talking about it for a month.
  10. 10.
    Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do — Clotaire Rapaille
    I read this for my Understanding Consumers class and I liked it.