I’ve always been a reader.
In second grade, I got in trouble for reading a book under my desk instead of practicing my cursive “G”s.
On the weekends, I would go to bed and read a book by the fading light coming in through my window, when I was supposed to be asleep. I did the same thing in the early mornings. My parents told me it was bad for my eyes, but I just couldn’t put my book down.
I still do that, for the record. Get caught up in my reading when I should be sleeping. Except now I use a book light.
But in the past few months, I’ve fallen out of the habit. I’ve gotten so caught up in everything else that I’ve forgotten to read. Really read. Sure, I occasionally happen upon a book that captures my attention. And I still read on planes, of course. But in everyday life, reading is no longer a part of my routine.
To keep track, I’ll be listing and reviewing all 101 books on Goodreads. The reviews may be as simple as assigning a number of stars, or I may write a full review. Depends on the book, not to mention how much I’ve gotten sucked into the next book. In general, I will award stars as such:
5 stars: Couldn’t put it down, would definitely recommend it to others
4 stars: Liked it and might recommend it to others, but not a favorite
3 stars: Meh. I enjoyed it, but not enough to whole-heartedly recommend it
2 stars: I read it, but it either wasn’t well-written or I didn’t enjoy it all that much.
1 star: Bad. Really bad. Though if I dislike a book this much, I’m probably not going to finish it anyways.
So feel free to follow along with my reading, and find some books that you’re interested in reading.
And even more importantly, feel free to keep the recommendations coming…I have at least 101 books to get through, after all!