Happy “Read A Book” Day!
I am so busy and I don’t have enough time to spend just reading and enjoying books as much as I want. But I do have a goal this year of reading 20 books. For some, that’s not a big number, for others that it is a big number.
Apparently, the average person reads 12 books per year, so I guess I’m aiming high? So far I have read 6, with currently reading 4, so that will get me to 10, so I’m like halfway done? I read a lot in fall and winter because those tend to be when I take vacation and have more downtime. I think I’ll meet my goal, one of the hardest parts is finding books I’m interested in reading, which is why I’m glad IGGPPC Bookworms has started having monthly books to read, while I don’t always love the books I’m usually happy to try something outside of my comfort zone. This month’s book is A Study in Scarlet Women, by Sherry Thomas.
“With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London.
When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her.
But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.” via GoodReads
Book’s I’ve actually read this year include:
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
- Tribe by Sebastian Junger
- Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
- Court of Fives by Kate Elliott
- Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
- Poised Blade by Kate Elliott
Out of these my favorite was Warbringer and my least favorite was Court of Fives because I don’t remember it, maybe I just need to re-read it? Tribe by Sebastian Junger I thought was going to be completely different than what it was and it’s not something I would typically read but it was super interesting as well.
For those of you with library cards and also like audible books but don’t want to pay for them I want to share a couple of great apps that act like an audiobook library. You can have access to FREE audible books as long as your library is connected to the service. The two apps I’ve been trying out are Libby and OverDrive, I’ve heard people recommend both, and so far they seem pretty much the same it comes down to what is available to you and your preference of UI. I believe both apps are for IOS and Android, you might even be able to get them on your Kindle? I’m not 100% on that one, I don’t have a Kindle.
I am also excited to be doing a book swap that I found on Twitter, it’s called Ninja Book Swap, I am so excited about the little package I’ve put together because I came up with a theme and I really hope my partner enjoys it! No spoilers as to what I’ve come up with but I’ll make a separate post all about it once the swap is over.
I would love to know what you’re currently reading! Maybe I’ll get some inspiration to add to my own TBR. Feel free to leave me your currently reading or favorite book so far of 2018 in the comments!