This is a year where I plan to do less scrolling & more reading!
Yet I’m so guilty of tsundoku – the act of buying a book & leaving it unread- often stacked with other unread books!
Although I read a lot of posts and articles on the web, I was very disappointed with myself having only completed 10 books last year( especially since there’s plenty more still on the bookstack!)
Many find time to read so much more:
Claire Diaz-Ortiz can read 100+ books a year as well as looking after 3 tiny kids!
Of the books I read in 2017:
*My favourite fiction was All the light we do not see– a beautifully written story of a blind girl &Nazi boy in war-torn Europe.
The most difficult (though inspirational) read was The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts ( A young mum of four diagnosed with breast cancer- now at Home)
The most enlightening book was The Road back to you – a painfully accurate path to self-discovery using the ancient wisdom of the enneagram. I’m a type 1 on a good day rapidly morphing into a badly behaving type 4 on a bad day- desperately hoping to become a better version of myself in 2018!
For inspiration of what (& what not) to read this year:
10 Fantastic books – Emily P Freeman
Best books of 2017 – Michelle Cushatt
The rights of a reader– illustrated by Quinten Blake
Reading better than before – Gretchen Rubin –
10 rules to read more books this year– Joel J Miller
How (not) to read next year-Jon Bloom
‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading. How much sooner one tires of anything other than a book!’
‘You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.’ (CS Lewis)
So lets read through 2018 one page at a time!
PS What’s on your book stack?