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Books I read:2015

   

       Looking back on 2015 I realize that I learned a lot, wrote a lot, lived a lot, and, probably most importantly, have grown a lot as a person. There are definitely many people to thank for this and many experiences I have to give credit for this but I think to hone in on something very dear to me is where you will find a lot of my credit being dealt. If I had not read so many wonderful books this year I do not think I would be where I am today, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The picking up and processing of so many beautiful books has taught me many things this past year and brought me closer to my dream of having my own books one day published. I have found myself brought to tears or both sadness and joy through books this year. I have also been inspired so many times by the stories of endurance and the message of fighting against all odds, to be yourself. I have found romance between the pages of books and I have found heartache between them as well. I have found myself wound up in the wisdom of men who lived ages ago yet were still able to say what I never could. I have found myself shocked by the truth of our world and angry at the facts of what our world once was. I have been swept away by the tales of long ago and encapsulated by the stories of today. I have been transfixed and fascinated by the rawness of humanity and enraged by the wickedness of it as well. I have found myself ink-bound to man after man, tragically falling in love with writers who have been dead for years, lost to the spell of death…yet forever alive in the blaze of their beautiful words. I have struggled to comprehend the irony of life while ironically writing about it myself. I have lived in places and spaces merely though the words of weary-eyes poets. I have cringed at my own ignorance and laughed at my on foolishness by realizing how stupid I am in light of the vast abyss of knowledge there is floating in out world. I have found myself basking in the rays of different perspectives on the same human thought. I have been awe-struck by the pure reality and simplicity of the perfect string of words. I have found myself confused, bamboozled and puzzled by the oddity of someone’s thoughts connecting so intimately with mine throughout the gap of history, mesmerized by our ink-bond despite the eroding of time. And all of this connects like a beautiful mosaic, with who I am and creates this mural ,this perfectly flawed mural of my identity. Now that 2015 is coming to an end, I can step back and admire that mural of who I have become thanks to all that I have absorbed though the turning of pages. Now I can empty my own thoughts out and create for others as others have always created for me. I can create a safe haven, a secret place that no one else can penetrate, where even in times of distress and moments of utter hopelessness, I can find hope if I need it and dream away the fears of a reality that has never felt very real to me. I owe this progress that I have made as a person and this accumulation of knowledge to many people and I could never even begin to make a list but I want ot thank everyone in my life: I want to thank my friends, family, readers, strangers and enemies. I want to thank everyone ever: If your a person, thank you for making me a better person. Mostly though I want to thank all of those authors who wrote and helped me understand things and live things that I was to blind not to before. I have listed all of the books off of the top of my head and that I could remember readings this year. If, however, something is not listed below and I read it this year I still want it to be known that I am equally grateful for encountering that material, namely all of the articles, blog posts, magazine entries, letters and emails I devoured this past year.

  1. Pride and Prejudice By: Jane Austen
  2. Aeschylus ll Edited by David Grene and Richard Lattimore
  3. Avalon Web of Magic: All that Glitters By: Rachel Roberts
  4. Sophocles l Edited by David Grene and Richard Lattimore
  5. Avalon Web of Magic: Circles in the stream By: Rachel Roberts
  6. Club Fed: A true story of life, lies and crime in the Federal Witness Protection Program By: George E. Taylor Jr. & Clifford L. Linedecker
  7. Animal Farm By: George Orwell
  8. Listen to the Squawking Chicken By: Elaine Lui
  9. A series of Unfortunate Events: The Penultimate Peril By: Lemony Snicket
  10. A room with a view By: E.M. Forster
  11. Off Season By: Anne Rivers Siddons
  12. Men on Strike: Why men are boycotting marriage, fatherhood, and the American dream- And why it matters By: Helen Smith P.H.D
  13. A swiftly tilting planet By: Madeleine L’Engle
  14. Delicious By: Lori Foster, Lucy Monroe and Sarah Title
  15. Gangster By: Lorenzo Carcaterra
  16. The Iliad By: Homer Translated By:Richard Lattimore
  17. The Odyssey By: Homer Translated By:Robert Fitzgerald
  18. The Valley of Amazement By: Amy Tan
  19. The Witch’ s Daughter By: Paula Brackston
  20. The Last Juror By:John Grisham
  21. The Chemistry of Calm By: Henry Emmons M.D
  22. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek By: Annie Dillard
  23. Life’s Missing Instruction Manuel: The Guidebook you should have been given at birth By:Joe Vitale
  24. The Guinea Pig Diaries: My life as an experiment By: A.J. Jacobs
  25. The chocolate money By: Ashley Prentice Norton
  26. The Hundred foot journey By: Richard C. Morais
  27. From the mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler By:e.l. konisgburg
  28. Queen Margot By: Alexander Dumas
  29. A ring of Endless Light By: Madeleine L’Engle
  30. Cold Mountain By: Charles Frazier
  31. The Wayward Bus By: John Steinbeck
  32. A series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope By: Lemony Snicket
  33. The Love of my Youth By: Mary Gordon
  34. Crime and Punishment By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
  35. The road By: Cormac McCarthy
  36. Go set a Watchman By: Harper Lee
  37. And then there were none By: Agatha Christie
  38. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society By: Mary Ann Shaffer
  39. Gilead By: Marilynne Robinson
  40. A series of Unfortunate Events: The End By: Lemony Snicket
  41. The Key Trilogy By: Nora Roberts

    Key of Light

    Key of Valor

    Key of Knowledge

  42. Uh-Oh: Some Observations from both sides of the Refrigerator door By: Robert Fulghum
  43. Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been By: Pharrell Williams
  44. The Fragile World By: Paula Treick DeBoard
  45. Canoeing with the Cree By: Eric Sevareid
  46. The Missing Ink By: Philip Heniher
  47. The Vow: The true events that inspired the movie By: Kim and Krickitt Carpenter
  48. Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type By:Isabel Briggs Myers with Peter B.Myers
  49. Cage of Stars By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
  50. Martin Dressler : The tale of an American Dreamer By:Steven Millhauser
  51. The Mist By: Stephen King
  52. Massive By: Juila Bell
  53. God and Sex: What the Bible really says By: Micheal Coogan
  54. Death on the Nile By:Agatha Christie

Thank you( Let me know what books you read this year and/or your thoughts on this post)

-Wishing you the brightest of days,Eva

” Me and the pen we are one. If its ink would cease to flow my ink would cease to flow.”

 

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I am a young and enthusiastic writer, fresh out of highschool and into college at IUSB. I babysit and work and live life to it's fullest. I write. I read. I do yoga. And plan to become. Yoga intructers as well. I grew up on a farm and can't,t wait to move back to the country in my tiny house I have already planned out. Sometimes I'm a little melodramatic but rarely. I'm a spiritual healer, a hopeless romantic, a book worm, and very nostalgic. Thanks for stopping by.

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