15. Read a book recommended by a friend. I’ve already asked for book recommendations from my Facebook friends. I recognize some titles — Gone Girl, The Fault in Our Stars, Angels and Demons — and other title need some research — The Boy in the Suitcase, Code Name Verity, Cinder, and Kitchen House.
Back in March, my sisters and I unexpectedly ran into one of our cousins and his wife, Amy, in Rochester. For the next few days, Amy and I shopped (hello, Home Goods!) and talked about similar interests. When I mentioned I was looking for a good book to read, she generously gave me “Where we belong” by Emily Giffin because she had just finished it. I read the first chapter and then promptly forgot about the book over the next few months. With some time on my hands over the past few days, I finally read the book!