With the start of a new year, there are many resolutions one can still choose to make. If you’re still looking for one, why not consider making a commitment to #read more in 2016?
Benefits of #Reading
There are many benefits to reading, including:
- It reduces stress
- It increases your knowledge
- It improves your memory and focus
- It’s an inexpensive form of entertainment and a worthwhile hobby
- It can be done anywhere without disturbing others
With so many benefits, it’s easy to understand why reading is an activity you should incorporate into your life in 2016 and beyond.
To get you started, we’ve put together a list of #books to add to your reading list.
2016 Reading List Recommendations
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith. This parody novel is based on Jane Austen’s original Victorian novel, but it adds a scary twist — zombies! This book has only been out a few years, but it’s already been made into a movie that premieres in February 2016. So now’s the time to read the book before you see the movie.
- The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff, Another book that’s recently been turned into a movie, this novel unravels a most untraditional love story. It’s loosely based on a true story and explores the limits of marriage, love, and gender roles. Your preconceptions will be tested as you read this modern romance.
- The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by William Shakespeare. Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death by reading all of his works in this 1,420-page anthology. This expansive book includes Shakespeare’s 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. You’ll find favorites such as Much Ado about Nothing, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, and many more.
- Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, by William Shatner and David Fisher. Are you a “Star Trek” fan? Just in time for the 60th anniversary of the first episode and the debut of the new “Star Trek Beyond” movie, this nostalgic book will be released in February 2016 to honor the memory of Leonard Nimoy, who passed away in February 2015. The book covers the friendship that Shatner and Nimoy forged as Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, respectively, on the television series “Star Trek” and in subsequent movies. A heartfelt dedication to a man, legacy, and relationship that spanned almost 60 years.
- How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie. Want to cultivate better relationships in 2016? Read this time-tested book that’s been inspiring readers for close to 80 years. An oldie but goodie, it’s stood the test of time because the principles and strategies that it offered work. You’ll learn how to handle people, make them like you, successfully persuade them, and inspire change in them without resentment. Ideal for fostering improved connections, personally and professionally.
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What’s on your reading list for 2016? How will you carve out extra time to read in the new year?