I've been in a weird reading place this year. I've added a lot to my collection but the amount I'm reading doesn't seem to be catching up to the amount I've been ordering. I've also started a number of books and have them in progress - I pick them up if I feel like I'm into reading them vs. focusing on one and reading straight through. No right or wrong or bad feelings about this - just noticing my current habits.
Here's a look at what I've finished so far this year:
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman | Loved it. Loved the way he revealed the back stories in the second half of the book (which I can totally see would be challenging for people who didn’t connect with the first half of the book). Loved the connections between the characters.
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins | I read this and I think I enjoyed it generally but I honestly can't really even remember it. I often read books like this just for the opportunity to devour the story and get me back into wanting to read.
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse | There were things I liked + things I didn't about this one. It got me reading again (I can always count on mysteries like this to get me reading again generally). It can definitely be picked apart but it was also a fun read.
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder | I wanted to read this before watching the movie and I'm so glad I did. This one will stay with me for awhile.
Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier | I'm working on educating myself about this topic because I think it's important for a whole host of reasons. I'd recommend it along with watching The Social Dilemma.
Check out my past For The Love Of Books for books I've read in the past.