Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

3 Books to Consider Adding to Your Book List This Year

At the beginning of this year, I set a reading goal of 5 books on Goodreads. I've just finished my second book and wanted to share a few books on my TO-READ list that I wouldn't mind having as books 3, 4, and 5 that you might also want to consider adding to your own lists this year.

 

POTENTIAL BOOK #3

The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna

I had the amazing opportunity to hear Elle Luna Speak on this topic while giving her closing keynote at Alt and was fortunate enough to also get a signed copy of her new book that day as well. As I listened to her soft, but strong, voice, I started running scenarios through my head about what it is that I SHOULD do but really what I MUST do. So while these questions are still running through my head, I intend on reading this book to hopefully give me some clarity and guidance.

 

Potential Book #4

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

I love Shonda Rhimes. Grey's Anatomy is my favorite show ever. (Don't ask me how many times I've watched and rewatched the series.) Anyway, I actually first heard of this book from Melvin because he heard a segment on NPR where they interviewed Shonda about this book. The basic premise had been that Shonda would say no to things all the time, so one year, she decided to say yes instead, and her life changed completely.

Now, being a person who more often than not says no, the idea of saying yes is both exciting and nerve-racking. But, I must admit that since hearing about it, I've noticed that I have been more conscious of saying yes to things – things as simple as happy hour after work or as big as being in crowds of people to experience Super Bowl City. 

I have to believe that if this book is already resonating with me without having even read it, it is most definitely going to be worth the read.

 

Potential Book #5

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

I first saw this book on Amazon as a recommended read based off of other books I had checked out. (I wouldn't be surprised if it was a recommendation based off of the Year of Yes.) I was initially attracted to the cover. I like color + the cover is colorful  = I like the cover. It's math, people. Haha.

I added it to my Book Wish List on Amazon and figured I'd get to buying it eventually. Then I forgot about it, but was reminded of it recently because of a few people in my Instagram feed who are reading it. (Thanks Melissa and Suze!)

So now, instead of it being on my general TO-READ list, I've bumped it up to be on this year's list.

 

What are your thoughts? Have you read any of the books above? If so, let me know what you think!

Now to start reading the next book...

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