One month into the year, I’ve stayed consistent with my top reading goal for 2017: Read one book per week.
This may not sound like much of a goal to many of my bookish fiends — I mean, friends — who read numerous books weekly; but as an English teacher who often juggles personal reading with class-related reading and mounds of writing grading . . . well, I think one book per week is just right! Normally, I’d hope to accomplish more reading over the summer, but with a little one on the way, I’m not holding my breath! 🙂
In an effort to #readharder, I’ve also planned to intentionally diversify the types of books I read throughout the year. Obviously, I’m more heavily inclined by novels of the fiction persuasion; that’s not necessarily something I intend to overhaul in 2017. That being said, I do want to read a wider variety of fiction genres or topics each month (and I feel I did a pretty good job of this in January — check my pile out here).
Without further ado, I give you the February pile:
This pile has a little bit of everything: Behold the Dreamers is a read-in-progress about an immigrant family struggling to achieve the dream in New York City. Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is a classic work of Beat Generation fiction, based on Kerouac’s own travels. (It’s also a looooong standing member of my never-ending TBR list.) The Invention of Wings is a bestseller and work of historical fiction (probably my favorite subcategory of fiction writing). And finally, a detective novel and reread: The Cuckoo’s Calling. I plan to save this novel for the end of February, as I intend to read the other two novels in Rowling’s crime fiction series in the weeks that follow.
What’s in your stack this month?