We just passed the midway point to the year, and you cannot swing a dead cat without hitting a “Best Books of the Year (so far)” article. Or is that just a bookwork problem?
I regularly send out my 5-star reads via the Sustainable Sue Bookmobile so the cat is already sort of out of the bag there. Not the aforementioned dead cat being swung. This is a different, literary secret keeping very much alive cat.
But I want to share some of my 2022 reading adventures thus far.
I have started volunteering for a local book sale and it is GLORIOUS. Talking books, shelving books, cleaning books, pricing and selling books – DOES IT GET ANY BETTER?!
YES! I got to shop too! Here is my haul.
A few of these were actually on my To Be Read list! Toughness by Jay Bilas was the first book I put on Goodreads when I first started my account. And listen, I don’t need anyone naysayers. Don’t come at me with that nonsense about all the books already piled on my nightstand, in Bixby’s nightstand (shhhhh, don’t tell him), on hold at the library, etc.
I could be collecting weirder, unhealthier things. Just watch Hoarders to find that out.
My goal for 2022 was to read 100 books. I have started 89 books and completed 75 so far. Yes, I have quit 14 books – almost 20%. Life is too short to read books that you don’t connect with. I have no shame in my DNF game.
Here are the books I am currently reading:
- Audiobook: Hidden One by Linda Castillo
- Physical book: Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (I already watched both TV adaptations, but its great for the pool)
- Non-fiction: The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion by Sharon Salzberg
- Kindle: Out of the Ashes by Samantha Grosser
I am not linking to any of these yet since I have not finished I am not sure I can recommend them.
In related news, I want to be able to read no matter WHAT and my aging eyeballs were not cooperating. I was losing easy readers all over the house, forgetting which easy readers were the right prescription for laptop, work computer, car, crafting, and physical books, and generally hating having to put contacts in to see distance only to need to put glasses back on to read.
So I bit the bullet and shelled out mad cash for some bifocals. Or progressives as is said now. I am not sad about it.
What are you reading these days? Come find me on social media or wherever you got this post and let me know!
Until then… Read on!