It seems like ages since I last wrote a post and, to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep up this blog. Last month was filled with craziness, both good and bad, and I just didn’t have the time to read, let alone write about reading. I’ve been needing a break for awhile now and finally decided to take one after three years of blogging. I’ve never been the most prolific or consistent of bloggers, but I’ve always tried to aim for at least once a week posts. But I’ve been feeling like I’ve put too much pressure on myself about the whole blogging thing. This is supposed to be fun, but I’ve been turning it into a chore and stressing about the number of views or likes. But I’m not going to worry about that anymore. I’m going to post when and if I feel like it and forgive myself for setting aside different hobbies when a week gets too overwhelming.
But now to the books!
I didn’t read as much as I would have like this spring, but here are the books I did have time to get to:
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Beast Within by Serena Valentino
Twelve Kings in Sharakai by Bradley Beaulieu
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
I enjoyed most of what I read and learned a lot from the nonfictions, so I’d say it was a good season of reading even though I didn’t read a ton. I’ve already read five books this month, all of which I’ve loved, so I think I’m back on track! I’ll be starting The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry today and couldn’t be more excited!
Bye for now. The books are calling!