It’s hard to classify exactly what an “indoorsy read” is, but given the subject matter of all the Outdoorsy Book Recommendations from my previous post, I’ll go out on a limb and call them anything that’s not outdoorsy. Not the best classification system (sorry librarians), but nevertheless a system unto itself.
This list includes some of the fiction and non-fiction reads I’ve enjoyed in the last few years. These books made me feel something…which I’m told is what art is supposed to do. Sometimes they made me feel envy (A Year of Living Danishly), other times they made me believe in magic (Witches of New York).
A Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
For those feeling forlorn about our current administration this one will make you blue and yellow with jealousy. The more I read the more convinced I became that I need to pick up and move to Denmark immediately….except I HATE the cold….hence my continued residence in California.
This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff
One of my favorite reads this year so far. This Could Hurt is an amazing story of office comradery. This book is full of tough choices and deep compassion for others. It teaches you how to be a good employee and a better boss. I loved this book and can’t recommend it highly enough.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Three words: Victorian, Fantastical, Intrigue.
Educated by Tara Westover
A painful read riddled with abuse and mental illness as a young Tara grows up in her survivalist family. I spent the majority of the book wondering how she managed to stay alive and the remaining time marveling at her ability to move through her past and experience a world outside her mountain Idaho home.
The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
If, like me you enjoy books about magic and mystery with strong female characters this is a must read. In fact, I would rate it my number one read of 2017. Rarely do I want to re-read a book, but this one I could see myself returning to year after year….except that I have too many other books I want to read.