The 3 Best Books I’ve Read This Year


I made a goal to read forty books this year. I finished twenty-five. When I made the goal of forty, I knew there was a high probability I wouldn’t hit that number. But I also knew that I’d try like hell to read them all, resulting in reading many more books than I would have had I set a goal of, say, ten. I used to be a voracious and insatiable reader when I was a kid, but my desire for the written word had started to wane a bit in the last 5-7 years. That wasn’t okay with me, and I wanted to find the joy of reading again. I did this year!

Following are the three books that I enjoyed the most this year.


The Josephine B. Trilogy by Sandra Gulland

The story of Josephine Bonaparte before and during her life with Napoleon Bonaparte and told from her perspective

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

A book that destroys the myth that America’s cities are and have been racially segregated because of individual bigotry and class differences, but rather through the laws and policy of local, state, and federal governments.

Factfulness: 10 Reasons We’re Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

You think you know, but you have no idea! This book exposes our tendency to think that our opinions are facts, never really taking the time to seek out real information.

What were some of your favorite books that you read this year?



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