Except for children’s books and readings for my Master’s programs, I hadn’t read a book in a long time. I used to read A LOT…but somewhere along the way I lost my way. I stopped reading. During my maternity leave, around when my baby boy was about six months I picked up a book and started reading again. Once I got going, I couldn’t stop. I joined the Goodreads reading challenge in February and set a goal to read 10 books for the remainder of 2018. From sometime in June (when I actually started reading) until December 31st, 2018 I actually met my goal and read 10 books.
My 2018 reads:
The Thing Around Your Neck by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I loved it!!!
This Is How You Lose Her by: Junot Diaz
I loved it!
Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature by: Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by: Gloria E. Anzaldua
Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples by: Linda Tuhiwai Smith
These books right here…profound!
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by: Balli Kaur Jaswal
Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by: Pamela Druckerman
I really enjoyed reading this…super insightful for a new mom!
The Tao of Pooh by: Benjamin Hoff
A nice read for reflection and personal development.
Saints and Misfits by: S.K. Ali
An enjoyable, thoughtful read!
Everybody’s Son by: Thrity Umrigar
A page turner, I couldn’t put it down…!
Reading these ten books was a huge accomplishment for me and I’m so excited for all of the reading that 2019 is bringing me.
My goal for 2019 is to read at least 12 books. I’ve read five so far and am currently reading three, so I’m fairly confident I’ll surpass my goal.
What are your reading goals for 2019?
What are you reading now?