books to read in 2015

We’ve kicked off a whole new year, which means new excitement and possibilities. If you’ve decided to take some more “you time” or even just pick up more books, below is an excellent list for you to start from. So get ready to curl up and read your way through the first few months of 2015.

January:

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. There’s nothing like some lighthearted reading to you during the wintertime. If you want some funnies to work off those winter blues, pick up this book by the tried-and-true funny man.

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison. If your New Year’s resolution is to be a little kinder or to understand the pain of others a bit better, this collection of essays is for you to start the year with. It’s an inspiring collection of writings that examines empathy in an eloquent way.

books to read in 2015

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February:

The Vacationers by Emma Straub. If you can’t be at the beach this book is the perfect thing to use to pretend like you are. This is one of the most popular books of 2014, so you can finally check it off your list this month.

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller. This 1934 novel has been described as being “notorious for its candid sexuality.” Indeed, this lusty read paved way for more freedom of sexual expression in literature, and is an absolute must-read.

March:

I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley. Any time is a good time to pick up a Sloane Crosley book, but something about this rainy month makes it feel like time for some snarky, sharp-tongued essays. Trust me, this will be just the pick-me-up you’ll be after come March.

The Circle by Dave Eggers. Curious how it feels to work at a ‘modern’ company in the tech or advertising field? Read this book to give you an idea of the cult world of transparency.

What books are on your reading list for 2015?

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