So, one of my goals for this year was to start reading more. I’m currently reading Cory Doctorow’s Makers, Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun, and Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I like to read/listen to different books depending on the mood I’m in.
These are the books on my list to read (or listen to) next:
As you can see, I am all over the map with genres. I like a wide variety of subjects and as long as it’s not too dry or poorly written, I’m game. I have a soft spot for mysteries, sci-fi, and magical realism, but I love a good historical novel or non-fiction book, too.
I’ve signed up for Audible (get two free audiobooks!). It’s what I use when I’m doing my cycling training laps or jogging. I’ve stacked the “reward” of listening to a book with exercising, so I only get to listen when I’m working out. As soon as I’m hooked on a book, it’s all I can do not to go sit on the trainer or do laps around Prospect Park, just so I can hear a few chapters!
I also use the FREE Kindle reading app which works on most devices for those digital books that I check out of the Brooklyn Public Library and have to use my eyeballs to read. It’s great. I can read on my iPad in bed before I fall asleep.
These two things have really helped me increase my reading this year, so yay to 2015 goal achievement!