Last year I mentioned in this post my favorite books of 2011. It is time to look back to my favorite books of 2012. They are in no specific order (well except for Daring Greatly). That is still my favorite book of 2012, and I encourage everyone to read it. The links with the books below do not take you to Amazon to explore the book, but rather are my past blog posts sharing more about how I connected with the specific book:
- Daring Greatly [Brene Brown]
- The Rules of Inheritance [Claire Bidwell Smith]
- The Start Up of You [Reid Hoffman]
- You Learn By Living [Eleanor Roosevelt]
- Girls Like Us [Rachel Lloyd]
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close [Jonathan Safran Foer]
- Ten Degrees of Reckoning [Hester Rumberg]
- Quiet [Susan Cain]
Each of these books touched my heart in some way. Whether by the story line, the ideas shared, the humanity I felt, the writing, or that I felt like a different person after reading each of them. They brought me to a different place, made me grateful for all that I have in my life, and made me want more out of life. I love that you can learn more about yourself just by popping the spine of a book. A simple pleasure in such a complicated, technically charged, and intertwined world.
What are your favorite books of 2012?