The bookworm in me set a goal to read 30 books this year – and somehow I read 34 despite being engulfed in school books. There’s just something about losing yourself in a novel and the character’s tumultuous emotions that is rather soothing to my constantly stressed out soul.
If I had to pick a single favorite of all – I’d say Educated was such an outstanding book – based on a true story. Her pursuit of knowledge despite her upbringing is supremely motivating but also enlightening: we take SO much for granted.. including an education. I highly highly highly recommend it!
I’m also a sucker for a great fictional series – I found a few new ones like the Caraval series by Stephanie Garber, and finished the entire Vampire Chronicles series by Anne Rice. I’m currently reading Nora Robert’s Rise of the Magicks – book 3 of the Year One series. Clearly I’m a fan of magic, mystery, and wonder.
For Christmas I was gifted a new book: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong and I can’t wait to read it. My Goodreads list is ever-growing but I’m still hoping to read several new books this year despite the daunting academic semesters ahead.
What are your favorite reads of the year? What are you hoping to read?