Dear Reader, I find that when I read more, I write more, and the more I write, the more I want to read. Part of it is a craving for stories, the carnal desire to seek a mirror to my own life and validate my own existence, but part of it is research based. I want to read more so I can write the books I want to write. So here is what I *want* to read in 2017: Continue reading “My 2017 TBR”
Dear Reader, I’ve blogged quite a bit this year. More consistently than I used to, not as consistently as I wanted to. But I read a lot more than I have any other year that I have been blogging, so I wanted to talk about the best book I read this year.
I’ve been following Hannah Hart since some of her very first My Drunk Kitchen episodes, and Hart has always kept her past and personal life separate from her public life. This book dives into the personal bits, and it was a book that was definitely worth the read.
I love reading memoir, and have for a long time. I’ve been reading memoir since I was a child, so naturally, when I heard about The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, I jumped on it. Ashley from Climb The Stacks recommended this, and the link goes to her video review of the book.
I had the pleasure of reading The Interpreter of Maladies in a class called “Gender and Diaspora” when I was in college. I was familiar enough with Jhumpa Lahiri to know that her writing was mesmerizing and that I wanted more. I found The Namesake in a free mini library at the Dandelion Communitea Cafe in Orlando, and immediately devoured it.
I’m going to get right to it. I loved this book. I loved it so, so, so much, I wish I could just carry around a stack of 10 or so and just hand them to people and say “read this, it’s amazing.” I have more coherent thoughts on this, if you’d like to read them, so click below for that.
I have such good intentions of finishing the books I start. I love starting books, but the ability to finish them often requires me to plow through a sense of dread I have regarding the latter half of the book. Here are three books I started this year, and am probably not going to finish.
I like to keep tabs of the books I read throughout the year, and many of the books I read are books that I have read in the past. But I wonder if they “count” towards an overall goal for the year?
Having read 27 books so far this year, I want to keep going. So far I have been reading randomly, without much regard to what I’ve picked up, and while I’ve enjoyed what I read, I want to approach the rest of the year with a little more planning.
So here is what I plan to read:
I went to dinner and a movie with a friend from high school today, and ended up seeing The BFG. Now, I haven’t read Roald Dahl’s novel in a long time, but I remember the book fondly, because through my childhood I read the book every month or so. I was excited to see what the movie held, and while I wasn’t disappointed, I do have some thoughts on the film.