My reading always dips this time of year... I get sucked into watching TV and movies and lean into just relaxing and tuning out. I do hope to make it through a few books while I'm off, though! I have some new books that I'm really looking forward to getting into. As always - leave me your recommendations in the comments!
This was not my best month for reading - I just found it hard to get in the right mental space a lot of the time (see this post about being overwhelmed as a sort of explanation). But I picked up a few lighter books and that's helped me get back into it again. Even though the list is shorter, it has some of my favorite books of the year on it!
It was another good month for reading for me! There were a few books that I flew through in a day or two. I continue to notice that when I have my iPad out and available (and charged) I'm so much more likely to read a few pages here and there. I've been reading (instead of watching TV) while I drink my first cup of coffee, and while I do my skincare at the end of the day, and it's just such a great way to bookend (pun intended...) my day.
This wasn't my absolute best month for reading, quantity-wise - there's been a lot going on and I just found it hard some days to get into the reading groove. But there were some really excellent books in this month's reads, so it's not a loss at all. And since one of the things I'm most looking forward to doing at the beach is reading, I'm sure next month I'll have lots more books to share.
I got a LOT of reading done this month, because I got super into a fantasy series recommended by Read and Wright and I just... could not stop reading. There have also been lots of opportunities for me to read outside lately, too! So I got a lot of reading done this month, which feels like a real accomplishment.
The days of me being able to read outside on my deck are back, and honestly, it just makes me so much happier. It's so relaxing to sit outside with my cappuccino and just totally lose myself in a book. And you can tell, because I read twice as many books this month as I did last!
Being at home so much more this winter has really made me spend time developing some habits that make my days and nights much more cozy and enjoyable. I thought I'd share with you what I've been doing!
December was definitely one of my slower reading months. I still read a few books, though, and I'm not upset about it at all. Now I can start the new year refreshed. So, here's what I read over the past month.