Between rebranding the blog, some major changes at work and taking on more side projects, I have not been reading nearly as much as I used to. I’ve set a goal to get through at least 20 books this year, and so far I’m off to a pretty slow start.
Instead of focusing so much on my goal number, I’m more interested in trying new authors and genres and actually enjoying reading, whenever I can. Here are some of the titles I’ll be making my way through in the new few weeks!
In Short Measures: This collection of short novellas instantly caught my eye, as the complexities of romantic relationships has been on my (and a lot of my girlfriends) minds of late. I started this one at the top of the new year and I’m slowly making my way through. I’m nearly through one of the three novellas, and I find the characters super complex but very real and so relatable.
To Kill a Mockingbird: When my high school English teacher, Mr. Thompson, made the class read TKAM, I wanted no part of it. And once he forced me to try to dig into it, I was so upset by the ending I deemed it the worst book ever. Now, I think 22 year old Amber can have an appreciation for this that 17 year old Amber just didn’t catch on to. I’m excited to read this over with a new and fresh perspective (and without a homework assignment due around it).
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting: One of my reading goals this year is to open myself up to new authors. Flipping through the first few pages, I knew I would be taking this title home with me. The book is broken into 7 parts and explores various aspects of human existence (which we can all use some insights on). I plan to start digging into this one this week during my morning commute.
One Hundred Years of Solitude: Another reach back from my high school reading list. I studied Spanish from second grade through high school and minored in it in college, so Spanish authors continuously showed up in my studies. I’ve read so many snippets of Gabriel’s work, but have never read a full piece and decided to start with this one.
That about sums up whats on my current to-read list. I’d love to hear what books you all are diving into or wrapping up – and I’m always taking suggestions!