I feel like I was all over the place this month in terms of reading!
I read a bizarre mix of fiction and non-fiction covering a range of topics and genres.
Here’s the list:
1. House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
2. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
3. Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
4. Risk Forward by Victoria Labalme
5. The Hidden Lives of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
In this post I’m breaking down which of these NEEDS to be on your reading list ASAP.
I’ve been an avid reader since childhood and can happily spend hours perusing the library shelves for my next read.
So, when the pandemic hit and libraries closed in-person services, I was forced to reevaluate how I choose what to read next.
In this post, I’m sharing my top 4 ways to make sure your reading list never runs dry.
This month started off kind of slow, but ended up being a surprisingly good month of reading!
Here’s the list:
-Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
-On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz
-A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
-Normal People by Sally Rooney
-Secrets and Lies by Selena
-Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
by Jason Reynolds; Ibram X Kendi
In this post, I’m sharing which books you NEED to read.. and the one you can probably skip.
January 2021 proved to be a big month of reading for me! Though to be fair, some of these were started in December, but took me a while to finish.
I felt like I had a really good mix of books this month, ranging from mythology to self-help to classics.
Here’s the list:
-Open Book by Jessica Simpson
-Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier
-The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
-Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
-Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
-Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
-Let’s Never Talk About This Again by Sara Faith Alterman
-Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Let’s dive in…
I have never consistently tracked my reading before now, but after using a book journal I was shocked to find out that I read 65 books in 2020.
Out of those, I’m sharing my top 10 picks of the year (5 fiction + 5 non-fiction) and my reading goals for 2021.
December proved to be a solid month of reading for me!
I read 7 books which were a mix of non-fiction and thrillers/suspense/mystery. I didn’t branch out as much this month in terms of genre, but I had some my favorite reads of the year!
Let’s dive in..
November was definitely an interesting month of reading for me! I switched gears and read more non-fiction/memoirs this month and also re-discovered my love of audiobooks. There’s truly nothing better than taking a long walk and losing yourself in a good story.
I thought June was an incredible month of reading for me, but in July I topped my personal record and read 10 books! (Please, don’t expect this from me in the future). I definitely filled my quota for fun beach reads and can cross that off my 2020 Summer Bucket List.
I am an avid reader with my TBR list only continuing to grow, so with the coronavirus outbreak shutting down most public libraries or severely limiting their hours I’ve been frustrated. I like to keep my collection of fiction books fairly small, plus I don’t like to spend my entire budget on ordering books that I plan on only reading once. This is where the OverDrive app really saved the day.
After April’s thriller/suspense extravaganza, this was a slow month of reading for me. But I did still manage to read three vastly different books.