Summer is here! And is there really a better way to spend a day at the beach than with a good book?
Here is my Summer reading recommendations. I have read, or am in the process of reading, each book. Let me know if any of these are one your list!
Bookish Fact #2: My first genre of choice was fantasy.
I rarely read fantasy nowadays; however, that’s pretty much all I read during my pre-teen/teenage years. The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce was the first series I picked for myself without any influence from family and friends. Kristen Britain’s Green Rider is the first book I stayed up all night to finish (it was not the last night of sleep lost to a good story). I loved fantasy.
I some how lost my love for the drama as I moved through my 20s and 30s. I’m actually ok with this change but I am beyond happy reading my current mix of nonfiction, historical fiction, and mystery.
I have held on to my favorites though, and I will find myself picking them back up when I need a read that feels like an old friend. My copies may be worn but they are well loved!
What genre got you into reading? Which fantasy books are your favorites? Let me know and happy reading!
I entered the Goodreads Challenge with the goal of completing 40 books in 2017.
Total Read: 37 books
- Nonfiction: 5
- Fiction: 32
I didn’t finish as many books as I would have liked but I was happy at how close I came despite struggling with a reading slum both in the Winter AND Summer. I was also happy that I started reading more nonfiction during the latter half of the year. You may remember, my second 2017 goal was to read 5 specific nonfiction books. I only managed to read two of them (Descent Into Darkness and The Poisoner’s Handbook). 2017 was not what I would call an amazing reading year but I am still happy with the progress I made. I rediscovered my love for historic nonfiction and started 2018 excited to read!
This year I am planning on keeping my goals simple. I am signing up for the Goodreads Challenge (you should join me!) and am aiming for 50 books read this year. I could have easily surpassed this number last year if not for those pesky reading slumps! I also am setting a Nonfiction goal for myself. My goal is for at least 12 of the books I read this year to be Nonfiction. I am not going to pick a specific list to read, but instead go where my mood sends me!
Total Books: 50
What are your 2018 goals? What books are you excited to read this year? Do you have any books I should check out!? Let me know! And Happy Reading!
Quick mid-NaNoWriMo post!
I love to read. I also love TV shows and, more often than not, I am left wanting more at the end of a season/series. This usually results in spending multiple days searching for a book similar to my favorite TV shows.
So you can image how excited I was when I came across this MTV article. I had a feeling that many of you may be interested in these suggestions so I decided to share! Cinder is the only book on the list that I have read (and I definitely recommend it) but please let me know if you have read any of the others.
Enjoy your fall TV lineup and happy reading!