I decided to significantly reduce my reading goal this year, mainly due to the fact that I’m expecting a baby at the beginning of June and I don’t yet know how much that will impact how many books I can fit in. I set my goal at 20 books which is about 15-20 books less than a typical year for me.
So far, I’ve made it through 4 books and am on track! I’ve started a few others but haven’t made much traction on a few of them as well.
Common Sense Pregnancy: Navigating a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth for Mother and Baby by Jeanne Faulkner
I found this book at the library and liked that it was about common sense. I actually liked this book so much that I’m planning to buy a copy to keep at home. There are some really good post-birth tips that I’d like to have handy. Great read, true to its name with very practical advice. Learn more!
The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica Turner
This book has been on my list for a long time. As part of my resolution to spend less time on social media from my phone, I moved all of my social apps to a separate page on my phone and installed my kindle app to my home page. This made it super easy for me to get this read in all those times I would normally mindlessly check facebook. Incidentally, this tactic fell right in line with the themes of the book which is focused on using those underused pockets of time to make time for yourself. I liked this book a lot and am glad I finally got around to it! Learn more!
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth is the author of the Divergent series which I loved so I was excited to see that her new series launched with Carve the Mark. This book is more science fiction/fantasy based than the Divergent series and I loved it. The characters are well developed and the universe it’s set in is very engaging. If you’re a fan of young adult sci-fi/fantasy, go pick this up, you won’t regret it. Learn more!
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (Book Club)
Our first book club read of the year! This was a great pick, we had been doing a lot of historical fiction lately so switching over to a mystery thriller was just what we needed. This book is told in reverse, day-by-day, leading up to a big reveal. Ten years earlier, the main character, Nic, leaves town after one of her closest friends mysteriously disappears. Now, back in town to help clean out her family home so it can be sold now that her father is in a nursing home, another girl goes missing. Each day the reader finds out more about how the two cases may be connected. I will say that I didn’t find the reveal to be that surprising, although some of my other book clubbers were very surprised! I also don’t think I liked the ending much but overall it was a quick and fun read. Learn more!
Goal Standing: 4/24