Why you should read 50 books this year.

After I read this article from Fast Company about how the most influential people in the world read at least 50 books a year I decided to count and make a list of the books I’ve read since I moved to Miami 16 months ago. Here it goes:

Fiction:

Carrie by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

The Shining by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Return to Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Where’d You Go Bernardette by Maria Semple

Adultery by Paolo Coehlo

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Swans of 5th Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson

This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

Non-Fiction:

The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Non-Fiction Writing by Francis Flaherty

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max

Princess: A True Story of Life Behind The Veil In Saudi Arabia by Jean Sassoon

Princess Sultana’s Circle by Jean Sassoon

Princess Sultana’s Daughter’s by Jean Sassoon

Princess: More Tears To Cry by Jean Sassoon

Visionary Creativity: How New Worlds Are Born by John Lobell

Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Larry W. Phillips

El Narco by Ioan Grillo

Gangster Warlords: The New Politics of Latin America by Ioan Grillo

Stephen King on Writing: A Memoir On The Craft by Stephen King

Life In Motion by Misty Copeland

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

The Handbook of Magazine Writing by Michelle Ruberg

Mother Can You Not by Kate Siegel

I Had a Nice Time… & Other Lies by The Betches

Wellth, How I Learned To Build a Life and Not a Resume by Jason Wachob

The Elements of Blogging by Mark Leccese and Jerry Lanson

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Lost and Found by Geneen Roth

Zero to 100 by Shannon Hudson

Plato and Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein

A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of Survival in Nazi Germany by Marie Jalowicz Simon

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Healing Myths, Healing Magic by Donald Epstein 

The Psychology of Eating: From Normal to Disordered Behavior by Jane Ogden

Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Wellbeing  by Marc David

The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

The Gift of Our Compulsions by Mary O’Malley

Spanish:

Los Secretos de Sascha Fitness

Cronica de una Muerte Anunciada by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Jugosa y Fit by Claudia Molina

Los Senores del Narco by Anabel Hernandez

El Tiempo Entre Costuras by Maria Duenas

Abzurdah by Cielo Latini

El Amante Japones by Isabel Allende

Liubliana by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles

Transylvania Unplugged by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles

French:

La Bible De L’humour Juif by Marc-Alain Ouaknin and Dory Rotnemer

Pour Vous Servir by Veronique Mougin

Top Body Challenge by Sonia Tlev

Top Body Nutrition by Sonia Tlev

Health and Fitness:

David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness by David Kirsch

Ballet Beautiful by Mary Helen Bowers

Cassey Ho’s Hot Body Year Round by Cassey Ho

Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

Bikini Body Nutrition by Kayla Itsines

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Hanson Lasater

Fit Girl’s Guide 28 day Jumpstart

Sag awards in review

In preparation for the much-awaited academy awards, I decided to round up a list of my favorite looks from the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - ArrivalsMarion Cotillard in Dior couture. Amazing how this woman can make even the simplest dress look so beautiful.

Jessica-Chastain-SAG-Awards-2013-Pictures

Jessica Chastain compensating for her disastrous Golden Globes dress, in Alexander McQueen.

naomi-watts-sag-awards-2013-marchesa-h724Naomi Watts in Marchesa.

SAG-Awards-2013-Michelle-Dockery-600x900Michelle Dockery in a reveal and conceal creation by Ralp Rucci.

Kerry-Washington-SAG-Awards-2013-PicturesKerry Washington sparkled in Rodarte.

jan-27-january-jones-ap-coco__oPtJanuary Jones in a tuxedo inspired Prabal Gurung gown.

tina-fey And last but not least, Queen Tina in Oscar De La Renta.

I can’t wait for the Oscars!

Images retreived from: Just Jared, Perez Hilton, Fashionista and Glamour.