Reading Bucket List

I recently saw Nomadic Matt share that whenever he reads a good book, he adds it to his reading list so I figured I would do the same as I am always getting asked for book recommendations. Enjoy my top 7 Fiction and Non-Fiction favorite books below. Check out my full list of book recommendations here.


The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This is my favorite book of all time as it is a story about friendship and resilience.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I love The Alchemist and find myself picking it up every few years to re-read.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This is one of my favorite books. The writing is incredible, I love that the story focuses on a Latino, and it is just such a powerful read.

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I loved this book! It is a sequel and it is so well-written and will definitely make you cry.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

This was such a great book and a new favorite! It was so powerful and moving and entertaining all at once.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This was one of my favorite books of the year, I definitely understand why so many people love the book. The entire book is so interesting and full of beautiful language!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This was one of my favorite fiction books of 2022. It was so good that I could not stop reading and I ended up finishing it in two days. Highly recommend!


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

This was hands down my favorite non-fiction book of 2022. There were so many practical tips and lessons and it was so entertaining to read!

Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Peterson

This was one of my new favorite non-fiction books of 2022. I have been recommending this book left and right to all of my Millennial friends. Reading this book made me feel seen in good and bad ways.

Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Designing Your Work Life is one of the best professional development books I’ve read. It is full of practical advice. Whether you are looking to change a few things to make your work life better, are looking to transition to a new job or are looking to start your own business…this is the book for you!

Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis

AMAZING book. This is hands down the best memoir I’ve ever read and it’s due to her being so honest and open but also because her childhood was so difficult. I cried, I laughed and I cheered for her as I read about her journey in life and in acting. I loved and respected her before but now I see her in a brand new light. I am so happy to see she found success. Highly recommend

Immune: A Journey Into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive by Philipp Dettmer

I highly recommend this book. I learned a ton about the immune system and the book itself was pretty easy to digest.

Perfectamente Tú: El Poder de lo Auténtico by Mariana Atencio

I loved this book! Very entertaining, inspirational and thought provoking.

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

I highly recommend this book especially to men because women will already know a lot of what is in this book.