My word of the year is mindful. In 2018 my goal is to employ more mindfulness in my reading habits. I’d like to read more books and also let go of a novel or a nonfiction read if it isn’t holding my interest. I am making an effort to revisit classics, read more novels and move outside of my comfort zone with book picks I wouldn’t necessarily choose. Reading not only helps me learn about the world, but it has a direct impact on my writing. Here is what is on my bookshelf:

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

300 Arguments by Sara Manguso

What is on your bookshelf?