The last books of my twenties…half way point…


Back in March I made my yearly bucket list of 29 Things to do Before 30.  On that list was to read 50 books.  Since September 1st has come and gone, I thought I would share my half way point on that list of 50.  

My beloved Nook at the Denver Botanic Gardens

My beloved Nook at the Denver Botanic Gardens

As I am reading my way through my last year of my twenties, I am obviously drawn to titles, themes, and thoughts on the great classics, self-reflection and growth, history, psychology, economics, and lots of fun fiction.  There wasn’t a single one that did not teach me something or allow me to transport myself into another place and time of fantasy.  I already can’t wait for the remaining 6 months of reading…

  1. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  2. Mary Coin – Marisa Silver
  3. The Tea Room – Jennifer Donnelly
  4. The Great Gatsby – Scott Fitzgerald
  5. Ada Rules – Alice Randall
  6. The Paris Wife – Paula McLain
  7. 13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher
  8. Freakanomics – Steven D. Levitt, Stephan J. Dubner
  9. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
  10. Finding Alaska – John Green
  11. A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials – Ann Rinaldi
  12. The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
  13. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  14. The Light Between Oceans – M. L. Stedman
  15. A Most Dangerous Method – John Kerr
  16. Wedding Cake for Breakfast –  Kim Perel, Wendy Sherman
  17. Everything That Remains – Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
  18. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
  19. An Echo in the Bone – Diana Gabaldon
  20. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
  21. The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks
  22. Capitalism and Freedom – Milton Friedman
  23. Perfect Match – Jodi Picoult
  24. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  25. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness – Susanna Cahalan
  26. Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

On a side note, I only physically purchased two of these books in paper form.  The rest were all books I had previously acquired, or more importantly are ebooks.  Thus my continuing journey of minimalism.