I don’t know about you, but I usually have several books going on at once. I have a few paperbacks, a few ebooks, and a few audiobooks all going at the same time. I like to bounce between books depending on my mood. Is anyone else like that?
I have a goal in 2019 to read 26 books, I figure that’s about a book every two weeks. It seems like an easy enough goal, but with three kids and working full-time, I will be hard pressed to find extended reading time. I think this goal will encourage me to spend less of my “free time” on social media and more on my hobbies.
Here is what I’m reading this month — some are old favorites and some are new to me.
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan - This is a new to me book. After I watched the movie, I knew I had to read the series. I am really enjoying it so far.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen - I am listening to this one on audiobook this time. It is my favorite book and I re-read it all the time. The Audible version, read by Rosamund Pike is quite enjoyable.
City of Bones, Cassandra Clare - This is book one of The Mortal Instruments series. I am listening to the audiobook right now. The narrator is just okay but I do enjoy this series. I’ve read all six books a few times and it is one of my favorite YA/fantasy series.
The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien - Truth be told, I have never read the Lord of the Rings series (WHAT). I just started it as part of a book club put on by Tea with Tolkien. We are walking through the three books of the series in the context of the liturgical year.
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling - Okay, when am I not re-reading this series? I am usually listening to the audiobook version while head to bed (narrated by Stephen Fry). But right now I’m reading through the enhanced version found on the apple book store. It has the Pottermore illustrations and extra bits from the author. LOVES IT.
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon - I love some good historical fiction with a little fantasy thrown in. It’s a bit steamy so if you are the sensitive type, be warned. I haven’t watched the Showtime adaptation yet and I’m not sure I’m going to but I do enjoy the book so far.
What are you reading?