I did not intend or anticipate going a month without posting any updates or reviews. I started and finished My Absolute Darling but had such an awful time with it, it sent me into a bit of a slump. I wanted to finish it so I could review it fairly (I didn’t think it right to rate something in the neighborhood of two stars without actually finishing) but forcing myself to finish a book I didn’t enjoy also sent me into a bit of a slump with not wanting to actually read. Combined with particularly busy weeks at work and there you have a month of no reviews.
I’ll spare you the lengthy list of of books I’ve acquired over the last month (Hi…my name is Lisa…I’m a book-a-holic). I did finish several books recently including Code Name Verity, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Dear Martin, Stranger in the Woods, and Rose Under Fire. I’m currently taking a break and jumping back into Voyager. This week finally felt like a good reset and I’m back in a good reading pattern.
Foresight for the coming week
I’ve been thinking about my reading going forward. Ironically, I don’t think I’ll finish any of the challenges I started this year but I’m actually fine with that. I didn’t read much in 2016. This year got me back into reading in my spare time and the challenges gave me something to jump start me back into it. Rather than do challenges next year, I want to shoot for reading books I already own and reading some classics. I’ve mostly been stuck in reading what’s new (which, has been great) but there’s so much I haven’t read and I don’t want to feel like I have to read the newest thing to stay up. That was a mistake with My Absolute Darling and I won’t do that again.
I would like to finish Voyager this year along with a few others–maybe Manhattan Beach or Priestdaddy.
Are you reading anything good? I’d love to hear in the comments.