I know everyone has resolutions and sometimes they can change from year to year or even stay the same year to year. I have been one to do both and even though I make a list there is always that great chance that not one item is ever completed. So here we are in 2018 and I have made it my GOAL…to read 5 books before December 31, 2018.
Yes, it seems like such a low number. In order for me to accomplish this for 2018 it seemed like a REASONABLE number to start out with. Being a mother, a wife and working full-time I am sure that something will come up that I won’t be able to read for a month here or there and those alone times are far and few.
So when to start and for that matter where to start?
RIGHT NOW (yes, I already started and in January…YEAH!!!) and then search everywhere (book clubs, Google, book sites, etc.) or visit your local library. I don’t think you really need to know what you are into at first, just go with your gut and the the first one you pick up that sounds interesting GO FOR IT!
I didn’t have any idea of what I wanted to read but I had been following Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram and saw that she had a book club…I FOUND MY 1st BOOK…
*WOW…this was a page turner that kept you coming back to see how it would end. I highly recommend this book. My word for this book…SPICY!!
My book was done and I was so ready to find another. When using the local library and you put books on hold you are at the mercy of the library as to when they are ready for pick-up and when they are due back.
*NOTE – If you checked out a newer/popular book, you will not be able to re-check out for another round, for it’s on everyone else’s hold list…BIG BUMMER
I tried this with my next pick for book number two, ” A Wrinkle In Time” since it will be out soon in theaters. I had it in my hands, in my house, carried it around and that time issue crept up on me and before I knew it, it was due back to the library. Back on the list of what to read.
It’s funny…once you start looking for interesting books you can go from zero to at least 15-20 on your TOO READ LIST. I use Goodreads.com to keep the list at bay without having little pieces of paper all over with book titles on them.
Recently I had to go to the local library with the kid and I walked in saw this book out of the corner of my eye…read the summary and off to check-out (5 minutes flat). I FOUND MY 2nd BOOK…
Just started, but I will be sure to return – 1 Down and 4 To Go
Finished book #2…I really enjoyed it and it ended up being more than I expected since it was an on the whim pick. I do wish that the author went a few more chapters to not leave the ending in limbo. My word for this book…SISTERS!
Since I enjoyed reading book #2 I decided to go with the author’s other book. MY 3rd BOOK…
I hope it’s as good as book #2. I’ll let you know.
It’s 3/26/18 and I finished this book over the weekend. I enjoyed the book even though it had a bit of going back and forth in time, but in the end all made sense. The author does follow through though on her endings in that a few more chapters would of made it feel complete instead of using your imagination to what may have been. My word for this book…FAMILY.
So I need to keep on reading and already have my next book. At this rate I may need to update my 2018 Reading Goal to 10+. I received this book as an advance copy to give my opinion on it once done. So to not delay I have MY 4th BOOK…
Well it took a bit over a moth to read this book, partially due to tax season was coming to and end and free time was scarce. It was a very good read, a bit slow in the beginning and placed in Britain so the language used was a bit to get used too. Overall, I would recommend this book to mothers for most can relate to the happenings, but I am sure everyone can relate to my favorite character throughout “Roy”. So if you get a change definitely pick up a copy of this book. It would be a great summer read by the pool or at the beach for it comes out June 5th, 2018. My word for this book…MOTHERS!
So since I started to read more I have been getting ahead of myself with books I want to read after I finish my current book and boy does that list grow fast. I haven’t needed to go to the library lately for found some sites here and there where you can receive advanced copies of books due to come out. Yup…that’s AWESOME!
So while reading book #4 and halfway through book #5 arrived in the mail. Now today is 4/29/18 and not even halfway into the year yet and LOOK I AM ALREADY AT BOOK #5. Don’t worry I was sure to give myself a pat on the back for the GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT! So without further adieu MY 5th book is…
Time to read…Well this book took no time to read for I just needed to find out what happened and BOY WAS I WRONG IN HOW IT WAS GOING TO END! PAMMIE, PAMMIE, PAMMIE…that’s about all I can say to not give anything away. In all it was a great book and look forward to reading more from this author. My word for this book…MIL.