I went on a reading binge this month. A reading binge is akin to an eating or drinking binge just without the all-consuming guilt. In total, I’ve started and finished 18 titles which is about twice as many as normal. Many factors coincided for this small feat to happen including a husband working 80 hour weeks, still no luck on the personal job front, and a slight bout of depression directly related to the whole no job thing. All that negativity aside, I’ve had a blast reading!
So what did I accomplish?
2 titles from the TIME’s 100 Best list – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Crying of Lot 49 which brings my grand total to 23 TIME selections read. Only 77 more to go! Next month I’m tackling Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
8 books from my TBR mountain that have lived there far too long!
1 Shakespearean play – Macbeth
1 re-read – Fahrenheit 451
And many other titles I read just for the complete enjoyment of their company. Success!
January’s High Points:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
January’s Low Point:
The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
I’m excited to dive into February’s reads! This month is home to my birthday (and everyone deserves a month long celebration, right?) so I’ve spent some fun hours planning and plotting what to read. I’m definitely going to be reading some novels about relationships, love, and marriage to honor V-Day – in fact, I’ve finished one and can’t wait to tell you about it. I’ll also be re-reading Emma by Jane Austen and tackling Faulkner’s A Light in August.
What will you be reading in February?