I was the worst this summer! I made all these promises to myself of all these books I was going to read and then school started today and I hardly read any.
I did read Landline by Rainbow Rowell. It was worth it. And it made me smile. And sigh deeply with contentment.
I did read Pretty Ugly by Kirker Butler. It was wildly inappropriate and had me giggling uncontrollably.
I decided that I needed to read Paper Towns by John Green before I could see the movie. But I didn’t see the movie because I was disappointed with the ending.
Three books. I read three books this summer, people. Ridiculous! I am a school librarian!
But let’s talk about all the books I started the last 12 months and have not finished.
The list is long. It happens because I start to read a book. I put it down because something in life happens. And I forget to pick it up.
Here is an iPhone pic of all the books I should have finished 12 months ago.
Leaving Time by Jodi Piccoult. I made the mistake of attending book club before I finished this one and finding out the ending. No! I should power through and read it anyway.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. I have heard nothing but great things about this book. And I really need to get past the first three chapters.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Don’t judge me. This wasn’t required reading material when I was in high school or college and I never had any interest in reading about the segregated south.
The Art of Work by Jeff Goins. It’s a self-help-you’re gonna do awesome things in life-book. And I am too tired to have an awesome life right now.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Wasn’t the movie already nominated for an Emmy? I think it might have won? I’ll get to it. I promise. (She said with her fingers crossed behind her back).
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It is an award winner. And I read a 1/3 of it. Went to book club and then put it down.
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. I mean, the premise of the story is there are two Wes Moore’s from the same city. One grew up in the ‘hood. And the other one didn’t. I will finish this book because this is the kind of topic that interests me.
The Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Such a serious contribution she made to the medical world. This is another book club book. And book club is next week. So I better get to reading.
Unbroken by Larua Hillenbrand. I started it. Then lost interest because it’s a story about one man’s amazing, entire life. And right now. I just can’t. And, it’s a book club book from a few years ago. Maybe it’s not me, maybe it’s book club?
Not pictured is Harry Potter. I was never a fan. So weird. I know. Don’t hate me.
So this school year, no personal goals for reading. Just maybe a book every two months? That seems reasonable. After all, I do have a very busy toddler, along with my gorgeous tween daughters and my handsome husband in my life.
She loves the school library, too. (She loves making a mess in it.) I’ll post more pictures of the library in a few weeks. It’s my home away from home. I love it.
Did you read anything recently that you fell in love with?