The Book of Awesome Cover Courtesy of Google Images What Color is Your Parachute Cover Courtesy of Google Images The cover of Quiet courtesy of Google Images

As a kid, I would receive one of the Scholastic Reader Order forms from my Elementary teachers and I’d go through and circle everything I wanted to read…it was almost always the entire form… silly me.

And one of my first experiences with a library was taking a book out…and when my Grandma asked for me to return it…I just put it back on the shelf. It was all good and well till a few weeks later the library called and said, “Hey, you have $20 to pay in late fees for that missing book…” Whoops. Learned the hard way how to return a book properly. 😉

I love reading. In fact, if someone just let me read for days and days…I would. I’d like to get lost in a library and bury not only my nose, but my entire face in a book. So, what am I reading right now? What is on my to-read list? Check out my lists below!


Here are the books I’m currently in the middle of…

  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  • One Summer by Bill Bryson
  • The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  • The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Susan Weinschenk
  • Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Uhmmm if you’re counting, you know there are nine books on my currently reading list. I know, I’m crazy…but depending on the day I enjoy reading different things. These books are about everything from love to careers to history to wisdom to gratitude to human-computer design!


Here are the books I want to read (or some of them). So, if there were nine books on my currently reading list…how many books might there be on my to-read list? Probably enough to keep me till next year… or 2020…or longer 😉

  • Birds of a Feather (and all the other Maisie Dobbs books)
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Reconstructing Ameilia by Kimberly McCreight
  • The Time Keeper by Mitch Albion
  • The Vacationers by Emma Straub
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown
  • The Happiness Anchor by Shawn Achor
  • Data Smart by John Foreman
  • The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  • A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Big Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman
  • All Grown Up by Paul Angone
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

What are the books you are reading right now? What books are on your to-read list for fall? Share in the comments below!

  • Wow, so many great reads here! I currently have completed most of my reads, as I am buried under work for university! I can’t wait to take a break soon and read something non-law-related, haha 🙂 Next on my list is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, I loved to Kill a Mockingbird and am really excited about the sequel! 🙂

    • LisaLDN, To Kill a Mockingbird is an amazing novel! I’m also quite excited to dive into Go Set a Watchman. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Great list! I just read the biography of Steve Jobs as an assignment. And it’s a must read. It’s so inspiring. We were liars is also awesome! 🙂

  • Funny story about tiny you and the library book! That’s adorable. ;P I actually haven’t read many on either of your lists… I’ve read Quiet and Outliers, and I STARTED the Short History of Everything, but then the library wanted it back because (haha) that book is NOT SHORT. Curious Mind and Essentialism both sound up my ally! I’ve been procrastinating on reading Go Set a Watchman because I’ve been afraid it would tarnish TKAM in my mind… *sigh*