Reading Up a Storm

20 Jul

At the beginning of the year, I set a goal of reading 12 books in 2017. In many ways, it was a ridiculous goal– I LOVE to read and read rather quickly. On the other hand, my life is pretty busy and I spend (too) many nights watching TV or surfing the Internet. One book a month seemed like a good trial balloon.

In February, Michaela and I went to New Orleans, meaning I got in lots of reading time. In March, we went to Japan, and those long flights meant I got in a lot of reading. We’ve been to Oklahoma, where I got to read to my heart’s content. Plus, I’ve made a concerted effort to pick up my Kindle instead of my phone at night when I’m at home.

All told, I just finished my 24th book of the year (“Dryland: One Woman’s Swim to Sobriety,” a memoir). I am so happy to be reading again! It really is one of my favorite things to do. Recent favorites are “A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel” and “A Partial History of Lost Causes: A Novel” (which also takes place in Russia, funnily enough). Next up on my list are “The Girl With All the Gifts,” “The German Girl: A Novel,” and “Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad” (you know… light reading).

Have you read anything good lately?

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