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?
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.”