Rochelle Weinstein: Looking Back Reads January 2022
I hope you enjoyed your holiday surrounded by those you love…with lots of books! For many, the new year is a time for making resolutions and goals. For me, it’s a time for looking back and reflecting on where I’ve been (which ultimately gets me to where I’m going). In that vein, I’m sharing my “looking back” round up—the books that shaped me, affected me, and are a huge part of my growth. These are the books that take me back to childhood, remind me of simpler days, the innocence of youth before cell phones, social media and Netflix, and reading for the sake of pleasure, not because of a list. I wonder if I read these titles today if I’d feel the same way—given the distractions of the 21st century and the volume of books in the marketplace—but every one of these gems contributed to my love of reading and my dream of becoming a writer.