I love the idea of Read a Book Day!
There’s the obvious excuse of getting stuck into another world, with your nose inside a book. There’s also the perfect chance to look back on my reading goals and how I got back into reading.
I also love that this Day has prompted me to look back before my reading challenge has finished for the year because I’m not one to wait until new year to start new things and set new goals. Why wait? I also love that the picture in this blog posts is of a dog reading a book – suggesting that anyone can get involved and read. So come on people, read, read, read…! I set myself a reading challenge of 12 books this year and I’m very pleased that I’m ahead of target.
Having looked at my ‘read’ shelf on GoodReads I saw 3 books that had particularly given me that pick-up-a-book-and-can’t-put-it-down feeling!
You know that feeling, I’m sure.
There’s also the feeling of being lost and not knowing what to read next because nothing seem sappealing after such a good read. Well the 3 that gave me both of these feelngs were:
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Pop them on your To Be Read pile!
I’m not going to review them simply because I’m not very good at reviewing books. I think I’m too subjective and would much rather discuss them in a facebook group like Bookish Mamas. Talking of which, I must thank Lucy, Jess and Naomi for establishing this great group. They’ve encouraged me to actually read again.
I had intended to gather all of the group reads, take a picture and publish it on instagram and on here but I only ended buying my own copies of a few before turning to my library. I love a visit to the library don’t you?
As for next year? I’m going to stick with 12 books as my goal becuase it’s clearly working and puts me under less pressure. Now I’m off to find my cosy throw, pop the fairy lights, chillax and get all hygge 🙂
But first, tell me what’s your best read of the year so far? Or what’s on your TBR pile? I’d love to know. Tell me by commenting below or tweet me @AllSortsHere
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