For someone who loves to read as much as I do, this was tough.
Is it because I work? Is it because I had other hobbies like crafting or making videos or blogging? Is it because of pure procrastination or laziness?
Yes. All the above.
But I did it!
I read 50 books this year and decided to tell you a bit about it. And by that I mean I’m going to tell what books were amazing and what books you should avoid at all costs.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie–not a surprise. I love the lady.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. Plot twist, it’s actually amazing.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. You wanna know what depression is like? Boom, you have an inside look. Beautifully written.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. The title was intriguing and I gave it a shot. I loved his writing so much I read four more books of his this year.
*disclaimer: these books were ones I found awful, but if you love it then go ahead! I’m just talking about my personal opinion*
The Secret Daughter of the Tsar by Jennifer Laam. As someone who researched the Romanovs, this book got me in the cringe-gut. Also the plot wasn’t well done.
Red Rain by R.L. Stine. He needs to stick with the juvenile books. Adult books are not his forte (or what he’s good at).
A Perfect Wife and Mother by Alexandra Frye. What a fascinating concept with the absolute worst set of characters ever written.
These books were just examples. There were more 5 starred pieces, and unfortunately more 0 starred pieces.
I enjoyed reading. I discovered a new favorite author. I found tremendous books, and read stuff I’ve been meaning to for the longest time.
However, to be on a weird time crunch, I was too stressed and didn’t even want to read anymore.
Read because you want to when you feel like it. Don’t be pressured (unless you’re in school; can’t help you there).