2018 Reading Challenge

I’m admittedly a late-adopter to GoodReads. I honestly didn’t even know it existed until this winter. As a lover of reading but an easily-distracted user of social media, I don’t read nearly as much as I used to, and frankly, that needs to change. A lot of the reading I’m on the hook for is dense criticism, but that’s no reason that my free time can’t be spent indulging in literature instead of binge-watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel again. For the past few years I’ve challenged myself to a somewhat vague 2 books/month reading challenge. But now that I’ve embraced audiobooks, there’s no reason that I can’t dramatically increase that number! I’m nothing if not incredibly competitive, so bring it on!

I just changed my 2018 GoodReads from 30 books to 40 books this year, and I’ve already almost completed my seventh! 40 books a year is (very roughly) a book a week (0.7), so I’m going to have to set some serious goals and maybe even schedule my reading time!

Here’s some of the stuff (that I already own) on my list for 2018!

  • The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher (audiobook)
  • Hope Leslie, Catherine Maria Sedgwick
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The Bondwoman’s Narrative, Hannah Crafts
  • Our Nig, Harriet E. Wilson
  • The Lamplighter, Maria Susanna Cummins
  • Ruth Hall, Fanny Fern
  • Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
  • Uncommon Type, Tom Hanks
  • The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson
  • The Wild, Wild World, Susan Warner
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote (I’ve read this, but the audiobook is narrated by Michael C. Hall, who I have an unstoppable crush on)
  • Hard Choices What Happened, Hillary Rodham Clinton

What else should I add?

xoxo,

c

P.S. One of these days, I’m going to give in to my baser instincts and sign off my blog post “xoxo, gossip girl.”

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