I made a goal to get back into reading this year, and I am finally reading more again, and loving it! I feel like one key to reading more if you want to get back into the habit is to 1. Write out a list of books you want to read 2. Commit to one page a night at minimum. You’ll likely end up reading more, but even if you just read one or two pages a night you’ll get through the book at a good pace! I’ve read 4 books so far this year, and it’s been a big mix of genres! Here are the books I’ve read so far in 2021:
American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
An Oprah’s book club pick! I really enjoyed this book. It’s the story of a women who runs a small bookstore in Acapulco and lives a nice life with her husband and her son. But Lydia accidentally befriends a man that is unknowingly is the head of the newest drug cartel, while her husband (a journalist) happens to write a tell-all piece on him. Lydia and her son are forced to flee and the story follows their experience as migrants, travelling towards the US. I heart-wrenching, dramatic novel full of humanity that I thoroughly enjoyed.
The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett
A novel about twin sisters who were inseparable as children, but then ultimately grow up to live very opposite lives in two very different worlds, one black and one white.
The girls ran away together from a small, southern black community at the age of 16, and their entire identities as adults are completely different after that. It’s a story about people who disappear, in search of another life and a better place, and the extent of which they’ll go to to rid themselves of their past.
GREENLIGHTS, Mathew McConaughey
Joel (my boyfriend) got me this book for Christmas after we listened to a podcast we loved with Mathew. It’s a memoir and honestly just such a feel good book, Mathew kept diary’s all throughout his life and put them together for this book. It’s about successes and failures, how to have fun, how to be a good person, and it had me laughing out loud at points.
One of those books that’s such a good “before bed” book, a great way to turn off and escape the real world!
Verity, Colleen Hoover
This, on the other hand, is NOT a good “before bed” book. Although, I kept reading it before bed and getting locked in and staying up way later than I should have, and then being too creeped out to go to bed lol. I’ve read a lot of thrillers/ murder mystery type books, and I have to say this is one of the most twisted ones I’ve read. With that said, if you’re into the dark and twisty sh*t, I couldn’t put this down.
I just started In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, and so far I’m into it! Stay tuned 😀 I’m always looking for new books to read, and I like mostly all genres, so if you have a favourite please comment below!!
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