again strive to read 100 books during the year.
I had the same goal in 2014. Can I let you in on a little secret?
in the last couple of weeks of the year to read, oh, I don’t know, 60
books. That’s right, folks, I have only
read about 40 books this year. Honestly,
most of the books I read were in the first quarter of the year.
my list of books read for the year.
of those books. But, when the summer
came, my personal reading slowed down.
when she categorizes kids’ books that are over 100 pages as books she herself
can add to her “books read” list. Unfortunately,
a lot of the books that I am reading this year with the kids are quite a bit
longer, and we have not finished a lot of them – the problem with having
several long books going on at once is that it takes quite a bit longer to
actually finish those books.
books, but the one that sticks out the most to me is that I didn’t know what to
and review, but sometimes they aren’t the greatest books, and I have a hard
time getting through the book, then I don’t feel like picking up another book.
perhaps that is part of the problem.
next. There are a million good books,
but sometimes it is hard to know what to read next.
partly why I wrote about self-care in October.
I needed to get back to me, especially after welcoming our third little
one into the world at the end of the year.
Because of that, I was reading a lot of non-fiction, encouraging
books. Books that would help me figure
out my needs, and help me to figure out how to meet those needs.
I turned to my favorites when I wanted something to read, Pride and Prejudice,
Harry Potter, Twilight, easy books that I tend to re-read a lot.
them periodically. But, this year I
would like to try and read more new books, new genres, try new things.
Right now I only have five books on my “to read in 2016 list.”
you love, or a book that you would love to read. Help me compile my 100 books to read for
book list each year? Do you have trouble
deciding what the next book to read will be?