I really amped up my reading habits in the second half of 2021. I went from struggling to complete a five-book reading list in one season, to finishing a five-book reading list before the season was even halfway over. What changed? First, I adjusted my priorities. I now prioritize reading over screen time and it has drastically changed my sleep patterns and my brain feels less foggy. Second, I started a reading journal. The satisfaction of crossing books off a list and keeping track of statistics about how many pages I’ve read has been really motivating. Keep reading for the books I plan to read over the second half of Winter 2022.
My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark is the next book up in my personal challenge to read all of the books ever written by the Queen of Suspense. It’s a pretty regular habit of mine to not read a book’s synopsis when I know that the author stays true to their genre. It amps up the suspense even more. So, I have literally no idea what to expect with this book, yet at the same time, I know exactly what to expect from this book.
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed has been sitting on my bookshelf for so long and I have not touched it. I don’t even remember how it ended up in my possession. Again, I have no idea what it is about, so I’m interested to see what is in store.
Colleen Hoover’s Verity has blown up in popularity over the past month or so. It’s huge on social media and all of my friends are reading it and raving about it. I, of course, had to jump on the bandwagon.
You might remember that a few months back, ‘The Kite Runner’ nearly took all the life and soul out of my body. It was one of the most uncomfortable and challenging reads of my life, but it was also one of the most beautiful and touching stories I have ever read. I’m going to let myself get real vulnerable again and read Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns.
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb is one of my mom’s all time favourite books. We share a similar taste in reading, so I trust that this book will not disappoint. I actually already know this story as I watched the mini-series of the same name starring Mark Ruffalo and it blew me away. Time to see how well the interpretation stands up to the book.
Check back in a month or two to see how I got on with this list. In the meantime, happy reading!