Reading List 2016

What are you reading in 2016? I have four definites on my list, three of which have been on my to read list for years. This is the year I read them. Why? My reasons are below.

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books of all time, and my mom gifted this to me for Christmas. A novel is a good place to start.

Roads to Quoz by William Least Heat Moon. Blue Highways is another one of my all-time favorites, and my sister Sarah gave this to me years ago. A good Americana-road tripping book is always a good idea.

A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester. The update of the essential historic preservation/architectural history classic. I could use a refresher in architectural history and some new lessons on the suburban development.

The Great Bridge by David McCullough is about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. I started this book about 3.5 years ago and never continued despite the fact that I know it will be great and it’s been recommended to me over and over. Time to focus and read.

I’d love to know your planned reads. For fun? For school? For career development?

(Proper credit: post inspired by Bernice’s post. Thanks for the idea!) 


5 thoughts on “Reading List 2016

  1. gaiainaction says:

    They look like an interesting assortment of books. I think the David McCullough, The Great Bridge does appeal to me too. Are you on It’s an interesting website which has lots of info, reviews, and you can keep track of your books and those you want to read. 🙂 It’s just fun! I too love reading. Enjoy your choices.

  2. SERreal Designs says:

    My Mom let me borrow a few of her books recently that I’ve yet to dive into.

    I was complaining how I didn’t have any books to read, & I missed reading. I’ve loved to read since I was a little girl, and both my Mom and I love our books.

    Nowadays, I find my mind so full of information and what I NEED to read, that I forget to read for just pleasure’s sake. Oh and the internet. Yes that thing. There’s so much info there, that I actually find myself speed-reading or scanning just to consume more info.

    I plan on reading the two romance novels my Mom let me borrow, a non-fiction about a crime case, my Bible, and of course, some interior decorating/design material.

    • Kaitlin says:

      Fiction books are a great way to get back into reading. That’s what I pick up when I need a good kick start. Design books are fun too. I have the Apartment Therapy book, which I love!

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