This year I want to make it a point to read more.
I used to read a couple books a week, easy! But then I had a kids, a busy 9-5 job and a hobby that kind of took up all my free time.
I recently finished reading Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (a.k.a The Bloggess) and it was amazing! Having a partner who battles depression, bipolar and anxiety issues, this "funny book about horrible things" was something I needed to read and I'm happy I did! I laughed out loud more that I ever had while reading a book! Inspiring and hilarious!
However... I started it in November and only finished it this month. My goal for 2016 is to read at least 2 books per month. I stumbled across this reading challenge on Modern Mrs. Darcy that I would like to use as a incentive to be more active with my reading:
I've started reading Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter... the third book in the White Rabbit Chronicles. This will be my "meaning to read" book that I can check off the challenge above. I enjoyed the first 2 books and I'm excited to see how this one plays out.
So, with both my goal to read 2 books a month and a reading challenge to keep me going, I think I'm off to a great start!
Some other books I currently own and hope to get to soon are:
Insurgent ("a book you previously abandoned")
The Winter Garden ("a book recommended to you by your local librarian")
These are the ones I can see on my bookshelp from where I'm sitting... I have at least a dozen more.. so who knows which one I'll grab next!
If you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments!