A new month= new time to focus on some personal goals. Every year, I try and push myself to read more than I did the year before. Last year (2019-yes that was really last year) I read 20 books. My goal this year was 50, and as we head into November, I’m only at 25. So I might not hit the full 50, but proud I read more than I did last year!
I read I read a mix of paperbacks (although the occasionally hardcover) and on my kindle (don’t hate me-our apartment is exploding with books). I prefer to read on my kindle, or the kindle app on my phone-especially at night in bed, but there are just some books you can’t get on kindle ! Taking a page, or a note, or whatever that literary saying is, from one of my favourite blogs https://samsbeachreads.com/. I’m biased, because I know her, but I also genuinely love her blog. Every week or so, Sam reviews books she added to her to be read list. From my understanding, you start at the back of your list and take 5/10 books and see if you really want to read them still.
Before I do that, I’m going to quickly highlight 5 books I’ve read so far this year that I recommend.
Without further ado, and even though we’re only in November-here are my 5 best reads so far this year
The Thousandth Floor (trilogy)
City of Girls
Honorable mention: Along the Infinite Sea
Speaking of, I thought I would share what’s currently going on in my reading world. I am currently devouring “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. I had never read anything by her, and this popped up on some list and I immediately knew I wanted to read it. Written in and set in 2016, the book addresses racial tensions, implicit bias, the judicial system, and so much more. I am about 75% done with it, and I am really really enjoying it.
As I am almost done with it, it was time to add some into my Kindle for future reads!
These are the next 5 I am reading:
- Bleak House-Charles Dickens
- The Count of Monte Cristo-Alexandre Dumas
- Perennials-Mandy Berman
- A Thousand Splendid Suns-Khaled Hosseini
- The Reader-Bernhard Schlink
I got lucky, as I was going through my to be read list, these 5 were next and all still interested me. I have a giant list in Amazon & I scroll to the bottom and go in reverse order when I buy new ones. I officially am reading books I added in January 2018, so making good progress and leaving 2017’s list finally !
Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!