Books I’ve Read This Year

My bedside table, which I haven’t even made a dent in yet…

One of my  many resolutions this year (despite my desire to be a person who’s too cool for resolutions, I have accepted that I am just not that person) was to start reading a book a week. I’m not sure if I’ve achieved that exact number on average, but there is little doubt I’ve made a pretty good effort! My main strategy has involved challenging myself to use the time I’d usually scroll through social media, to read. It doesn’t work all the time – I’m certainly not going to start listing a record of the hours spent mindlessly ogling my Facebook feed – but it’s been a start.

After filling my Kindle (I’m officially not allowed to purchase a cent worth of books until I’ve made a huge dent on my backlog), I’ve made a weekly library habit which is rocking my frugal literary world.

In an effort to publicly congratulate myself, I’m gonna share the books I’ve ingested thus far. I’m not going to add links as a) I’m too lazy and b) I’m too lazy.

Shrill by Lindy West

Harry Potter and the cursed child by Jack Horne

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell

How (Not) To Start An Orphanage by Tara Winkler

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck b Mark Manson

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

One! Hundred! Demons! By Lynda Barry

Improv Therapy by Jimmy Carrane

Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

Milk and Honey by Rumi

You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessie Klein

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa

The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman

Love Yourself like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant

How To Live on 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

An Improvised Life: A Memoir by Alan Arkin

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Funemployed by Justin Heazlewood


Any suggestions? As you can see I love non-fiction (though I’ve challenged myself to inject at least a little fiction in there!) and comedy-related stuff, but would love to broaden my horizons!

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Jenny Wynter Written by:

I’m a comedian, cabaret performer, improviser, writer, Clown Doctor and mother of three. In other words, I divide my life between strutting around onstage like the egomaniac I am, dolled up and trying to win the love of complete strangers and wrangling kidlets.

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