Reading has always been a favorite escape. I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I read early. I read a lot. And then somewhere in there, life got busy. I read less. I was online more (I say as I type out a blog post on my laptop). This year, I’m making a commitment to read more.
I plan on tackling my literal stack of to be read books (and the Kindle queue too). All of them have been started. None have been finished. The idea of participating in a reading challenge to help keep me motivated, is the right way to go. By the way, as far as my TBR is concerned, I’m at stage one.
I found quite a few reading challenges, but ultimately decided on this one, by author Kristy Woodson Harvey. I am not going to lie – I may stretch the categories a little. But I’m a rebel, so there you go. As an example, for January, the category is a Book Related to Your New Year’s Resolution. But I’m not a resolution kind of girl (I’m a one word kind of girl).
So instead, I’m going to finish Slightly South of Simple, which is the first book in The Peachtree Bluff series by Kristy Woodson Harvey. I started it last summer and then . . . life happened. While I don’t have any resolutions, I am working on being intentional about reading and writing. I thought it would be a good place to start.
While my goal is 12 books, when/if I finish early each month, I’ll plan on reaching for one in my pile, on my Kindle, or a few that have piqued my interest.
Here are a few of the books I’d like to read:
Hurricane Season by Laura K. Denton
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
The Family Fang: A Novel by Kevin Wilson
Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
The Favorite Daughter (I also need to finish The Bookshop at Water’s End but it’s currently packed) by Patti Callahan Henry
What are you reading in 2020? What else should I add to my list?