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2016 Reading List


With the new year comes a new reading list.  Since I have a tendency to stick to the older classics I made an effort to read more contemporary works last year and this year I intend to continue that.  In addition, I’m adding more self-love, self-discovery, and travel texts to my reading list.

  1. Bard by Morgan Llywelyn
  2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  3. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  4. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  5. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  6. Animal House by George Orwell
  7. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  8. Oil! by Upton Sinclair
  9. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  10. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  11. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  12. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  13. Pride of Lions by Morgan Llywelyn
  14. Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  15. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  16. My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
  17. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  18. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  19. Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

Tara Higgins

Tara Higgins

Tara loves all things London and wants to spend the rest of her life reading books in beautiful places. She can often be found nestled up in a bookshop, drinking a pint at the pub, or searching for the best pizza slice in town.

  • Maddy

    Some of these look like really good reads! And I’ve never heard of most of them, so that’s a plus! I’ve been wanting to read All the Light We Cannot See.

    January 14, 2016 at 11:05 PM
    • Tara Higgins
      Tara Higgins

      A lot of these have been on my to-read list for a while and some of them were recommended to me recently so I’m very excited!

      January 15, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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  • Catherine

    Nice list Tara! My Salinger Year sounds interesting. Must admit I only really read the “Eat” part of Eat, Pray, Love… the rest was a bit much for me. But that is the joy of reading… we all have our favourites!

    January 15, 2016 at 6:02 AM
  • Gabi @ Books & Trips

    That’s a great list, thanks for the inspiration! “The Color Purple” is on my 2016 reading list as well, as well as “All The Light We Cannot See”. I really liked “Madame Bovary” (it’s a must!) and “Eat, Pray, Love”, hope you enjoy them too! Best wishes from Brussels today!

    January 15, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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