The first book, that is.
That’s right! My book list for this year is up and running. I have two books on it so far. A Map Of Days, and The Hygge Life. Thankfully, I’ve had a bit of time to read and relax this weekend, because the last few weeks have been crazy and hectic and busy, and my books got the worst of it.
I didn’t pick them up. For days.
But I’m back into the regular swing of things, and the age-old question that every bookworm/adult asks is now knocking at my door.
“How in the name of bookmarks and sanity am I supposed to find time to read as an adult?”
What a great question!
I have no idea how to answer it.
Obviously, there must be an answer. I know amazing, fantastic adults who tackle so much more than I could ever dream of doing who read. And not just read, but read a lot. It is possible.
And now that I am entering a new year with a new set of pressures and deadlines and expectations, I am determined that I am going to find my own answer to this question. Because, of course, every adult who faces this question has to find their own answer.
Unfortunately, there is no universal key.
No secret formula.
For me personally, I know already that a good deal of whatever books I plow through this year are going to have to be audiobooks. I have an hour’s ride to work in the morning and an hour home, and it’s amazing how many audiobooks I can devour with that time. For the rest—I’ll have to catch them in minutes. In the last half-hour before bed. During my lunch break—when I’m not trying to be social and have friends.
I am still convinced that bookmarks are the adult reader’s best friends.
I don’t have anything even remotely similar to a ‘to-be-read’ list for this year, but a few that will hopefully feature on my ‘read’ list are . . .
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
The Lord of the Rings
The Girl in Cabin 10 (which I am reading now)
and Garden City.
I like to scatter old and new books through my list. Old favorites and new experiences. Since I always choose my books by what I feel like reading at the moment, none of these are certain. But at least I will have tried!
What’s on your to-be-read list this year? Tell me about it in the comments! And I’d love suggestions for my own list as well!