In the latter half of 2019 I reignited my love for reading. Especially during the summer, I read a lot more books than I had in the past couple of years. However, I didn’t end the year as strong. So, in January I committed to reading/listening to more books and get into reading again. Thus, if you are interested in reading about what I read in January 2020, continue reading. Don’t worry, no spoilers!
When tackling reading this month I had one goal in mind: finish all or most of my unread physical books before I move. Gearing up to move abroad is stressful, especially for an overpacker like me. I knew I didn’t want a bunch of books weighing down my suitcases or taking up valuable space. Thus, I tried to read as much as I could and did not hesitate to DNF (did-not-finish) a book I wasn’t enjoying. Want to know about the books in August I read (or didn’t) this month? Continue reading.
June was an awesome reading month for me. I listened to some audiobooks and read awesome books physically. July started off a touch slower and at one point I didn’t know if I’d even read two books for the month. Glad to say I did pass that point and while I didn’t check out an amazing number off books for the month of July, I still consider it a success. If you’d like to know what I read as well as a small, spoiler-free review of the books, keep reading.
I am so glad that lately I got back into a couple things that used to bring me so much joy: reading books and writing. For a while I didn’t do either of those things. Which was weird because they were part of me for so long. But now books – reading others and writing my own – have found its rightful place back into my life and it feels so RIGHT. Thus, I’d like to share what books I read in June of 2019. I will only include books I finished this month. The books are in the order that I read them.
Nano-what-o? If you said “Nanowrimo” to me not so long ago, that would have been my response. I never heard of it, so of course I also did not know what it was all about. But lately I’ve been falling back in love with two passions of mine: reading and writing. Well, I’ve never really fell out of love with them, I just never had the time for the them. Or did not make the time. Either way, a couple months ago I finally got a new Kindle since my old barely functioned. With reading more has also inspired me to create again. I’ve been delving into the “booktube” and “writing-tube” (?) spaces on Youtube lately and heard some people mention doing “nano.”
I learned it’s an annual writing challenge/contest aimed to encourage people to write everyday. What’s the challenge? To write a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November. Which averages to just over 1,600 words a day. Sounds pretty scary, right? But don’t worry about editing or it being your best work. Just write. I heard about it a few days before the end of October and after ending my Halloween night watching my favorite movies, I sat wondering whether to do it or not. So I signed up for it. And I decided to track my weekly progress here. Here’s how week one went…