2016 Book List

Most of the books came from a Buzzfeed list with books every twenty-something should read, but some of them are books I’ve been meaning to read as well. I’m also not limiting myself to these books- I’m right in the middle of reading the Harry Potter series again, but I haven’t added those to this list (because everyone already knows how awesome they are). 🙂

I thought I would share my list here on namastephanie.com and come back and update this post whenever I finish a new one. Enjoy! xoxo…

  1. Yes, Please by Amy Poehler.
    Complete – 1/3/2016.
    I give this one 3 stars out of 5. I started this one before I started Parks and Recreation on Netflix, and I must say that after getting to know Amy Poehler through Leslie Knope (her character on the show) I started to care about her memoir. Before becoming a fan, I really wasn’t entertained by it. By the way, I’m a HUGE fan of Amy Poehler now and the memoir did have me laughing out loud.
    To be honest I’d love to hang out with Amy Poehler for a day. Or forever. She really seems like she’d make the best friend.
  2. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.
  3. Rising Strong by Brené Brown.
  4. Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
    Complete – 1/17/2016.
    SO. GOOD. I give it 5/5 stars. Cheryl Strayed shares her journey hiking the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) in such a way that has you cheering for the resilience of the human spirit. It reminds you that humans can do amazing things, even after facing the hardest parts of the human experience. Broken doesn’t mean damaged.
    I believe everyone should read this book, but especially women.
  5. On The Road by Jack Kerouac.
  6. My Year With Eleanor by Noelle Hancock.
  7. Beloved by Toni Morrison.
  8. The Opposite of Loneliness by Mariana Keegan.
  9. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
  10. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer.
  11. Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
  12. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.
  13. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.
  14. American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
  15. The Defining Decade by Meg Jay.
  16. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls.
  17. Native Son by Richard Wright.

What books do you plan to read this year? Have you read any on my list? Let me know in the comments!

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