My aim for 2013 was to read at least one book every month – which means that I should have read nearly 6 books by now. It may seem like an easily accomplished goal, but reading books had become a challenge for me. Working 9 hours a day really takes it out of you, especially if you have a blog to maintain, family and friends to see and a post-work life. The good news is, I am not far from my goal of 6 books in 6 months.
My Reading Wish List for 2013 was ambitious, however I have tried to keep up with it as much as possible. I finished Catching Fire and Mockingjay from The Hunger Games series early in the year – these books gave me hope that I could actually read a book within a week. After that I attempted to read The Marriage Plot, which turned out to be an epic fail since the book could not catch my interest enough to continue reading it. So halfway through I gave up – then I excitedly started on The Lost Symbol, which gave me too much stress and anxiety that I soon gave up on that as well. I love Dan Brown and I wanted to be sucked into the whole suspense, but my reading time is limited to 20-30 minutes a day and I couldn’t relax after reading that book – way too much suspense!
After these two books, I was a bit apprehensive about starting my 5th book. Fortunately, it was much shorter and more interesting than the previous 2. The Great Gatsby was done and dusted in 2 weeks (yes – I know that is a lot of time for a novella!) and I really enjoyed it. The whole reading experience was great, despite my speed.
Now I am officially on my 6th book, and I can honestly say that it is a good book. I’m almost done with The Perks of Being a Wallflower and will be writing a review soon. Next on my list is The Time Traveler’s Wife, which I heard is really great. So that is my mini-update on the books I’ve been reading. How about you? Do you ever struggle to find time to read, or is it just me? Share you thoughts, and any good book suggestions in your comments!