The decorations are down, and things are back to normal in my house. I spent much of last week in my pajamas, and I was kind of disoriented when the alarm went off this morning. Everything just starts again? How can that be happening already?
I have not made a 2016 reading resolution, nor have I joined any challenges (yet). The big one I joined last year – the Roof Beam Reader 2015 TBR Pile Challenge – was a disaster for me. It turns out that the reason why I don’t read many of the books on my leaning stack is that I don’t really want to. I suppose that’s good to know! And with that, I just came up with my resolution: I’m going to read what I feel like reading all year long.
(The one caveat is that I’m going to continue with my own Diversity Challenge Bingo. A post on that is coming soon.)
Last week I posted two reviews – one for The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora and another for Ghettoside by Jill Leovy. I also posted my Top 5 of 2015. I finished Laurie Colwin’s A Big Storm Knocked It Over, and my review for that book is upcoming.
Also last week I had seven books arrive for me at the library. I hate it when that happens. Now I have a difficult decision to make about which books to read and which to return untouched.
I’m going to start by FINALLY reading the now-not-so-new Jane Smiley trilogy. Some Luck is one of the books that arrived from the library, and for the fourth time. I keep getting it and sending it back. Some of you have recommended it highly, and you know that I love a good intergenerational family story.
How about you? What’s the first book you’re going to read (or have already read) this year? Do you make reading resolutions?
(It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Is hosted by Book Date. Now that Bill Gates is an official book blogger, do you think he’ll participate?)