One of my personal resolutions in 2017 is to read 50 books by the end of the year. Today I started to think of the first 10 books I want to read and realized that I have so many preferences that is quite difficult to choose which to start with. Finally, I managed to make a list with some novels, memoirs, travel, psychology and philosophy books.
The first 10 Books I want to read this year
1. The Nordic Theory of Everything. In search of a better life – by Anu Partanen. I came across some references about this book in a post about the latest Scandinavian lifestyle- hygge and New Yorkers’ lifestyle and got intrigued by it.
2. Unlocking the Emotional Brain. Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation – by Bruce Ecker, Robin Ticic and Laurel Hulley. Judging by the title looks like a helpful book for a well-balanced emotional life.
3. Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo – by Zlata Filipovic. It is the diary of a typical eleven-year-old girl from Sarajevo, which was first published in the middle of the Bosnian conflict. Later on it became an international bestseller, being translated in many other languages. It reminds me of The Diary of Anne Frank, which I very much liked, and can wait to read it.
4. Lost and Found. Unexpected revelations about food and money – by Geneen Roth. A short review says that it explores how emotional issues with money mirror those with food and dieting.
5. Descartes Errors: Emotion, Reason, and The Human Brain – by Antonio Damasio. Curious about Damasio new theory on thinking process.
6. Lunch in Paris. A love story, with Recipes – by Elisabeth Bard. As a matter of fact, I’ve already read the first 10 pages of this novel and so far is okay. The book start with a first date in Paris for a lunch and I’ve already found three recipes of tea, pasta and student charlotte. I chose this book to learn more about French Lifestyle. This year I want to visit Paris. And when visiting a place, I love to do what locals do, so I need as much information I can get on the subject.
7. The Art of Travel – by Alain de Botton. No only that traveling is one of my intense passion, but Alain de Botton is a great writer. I’ve read his first best-seller, Essays in love, and I liked the mix of a quite ordinary love story with different philosophical currents.
8. Altruism and Altruistic Love – by Stephen Post, Lynn Underwood, Jeffrey Schloss and William Hurlbut. I’m very interested in the concepts of altruism and altruistic love, hope to find out more about them in this book.
9. The Millionaire Revenge – a novel by Wendy Byrne. There were some good references on goodreads about this author and decided to read something written by her. Hope I’ll like.
10. Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris – by Sarah Turnbull. This is my French year and before heading to Paris, I want to read and learn all that refer to the French Lifestyle.