Happy New Year! Below are more books for my personal reading goal for 2018 that coordinate with the categories on the 2018 reading challenge.
Criminal Intent (True Crime, Espionage, Techno Thriller) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
A Healthier You (Self Improvement) Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath
I’m not 100% sure this is the self-improvement book I’ll read – but it sounds like a good primer for changes in the new year.
Short and Sweet (Essays/Short Stories/Poetry) Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence
I heard about this one on a podcast and it’s an interesting concept. What books would you write a letter to?
Spooky Book-y (Horror books, true crime, political biographies, read something unsettling) Night Film by Marisha Pessl
This uses mixed media within the novel and is sometimes classified as experimental literature. It will news pictures, social media excerpts so it is a novel but has newspaper/magazine/photography/social media included in the pages. I’m super excited to read this one!!
Queer Eye ( LGBTQIA+) An Unseen Attraction by K.J. Charles
A queer romance with a little mystery! Heard about this one in a comparison to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.
Octogenarian (wisdom from the aged) The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
So Arthur Pepper isn’t exactly and Octogenarian – but I own this one and I’ve been meaning to read it. The back up choice for this category is about another Arthur, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. My obsession with the older person, life long narrative began with A Man Called Ove, continued with Lillian Boxfish and will continue with one or both of these titles.