I used to be a big reader; a new book every other week kind of reader. Then life happened and I strayed away. I mean, after working a 11 hour shift or a heavy lifting session, reading wasn’t the highest of priorities. But recently, I decided this year will be the year I make time to do the things I enjoy.
I don’t necessarily have a goal amount of books in mind. More so, I want to read at least 30 pages a day from a book that interests me. Why 30? It’s a easy goal to accomplish and I’m also getting my reading in. Back when I’d make the goal about the amount of books rather than pages, I’d rush just to reach the goal. This pace is more leisurely and will allow me to enjoy the books along the way.
I read a lot of books on my iPad but it doesn’t compare to having a book in your hand and being able to feel those pages. Ya girl is currently on bed rest after some intense oral surgery. (Maybe I’ll go into that on a later date; maybe not) But for now, here’s the books on my list keeping me some company:
What It Means When a Man Falls From The Sky – Lesley Nneka Arimah
Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connections – Sharon Salzberg
Why Not Me- Mindy Kaling
NW- Zadie Smith
The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Adiche
The Turner House- Angela Flournoy
To keep it 100, I’ve already read The Thing Around Your Neck. I raced through it actually, but it’s still one of my favorites so I figured I’d revisit. NW was gifted to me by a good friend (Hey Isa) and has been on my “to read” list for a shamefully long time. The Turner House is one of those books I’d see on everyone’s IG story. My friend’s mom gave me a quick synopsis and I’m here for some good ole fashion drama.
Do you have a reading list you’ve been neglecting? What will you be reading this month? Comment below!