Friday, January 01, 2021

December: What I Read

 Why am I just inching across the book finish line here? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I am, as I have said so many times you are likely totally sick of hearing it, an UPHOLDER. As such, I readily meet inner and outer expectations. But I am maybe expecting too little of myself??

Empty by Susan Burton: A great memoir.

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult: Loved this. I actually really like everything she writes.

Death in her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh: Whoa. This is the kind of book that makes me jealous that I didn't write it.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle: This was the last book I read this year and a terrific way to cap off a year of reading and set the tone for a positive start to the new year.

The Wife Upstairs byRachel Hawkins: LOVED this thriller. This is the exact thing I am looking for from my Book of the Month subscription.

Anxious People by Fredrick Backmann: I am for sure a fan of this guy's work, so it was no surprise that I also adored this one. If you haven't read him, do it! Start with Beartown but read them all.

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam: YIKES. This book is SO SCARY. I think you should read it. In the day time. Also, make sure it is a sunny day.

I ended the year with 105 books, and I have 5 ready to immediately for next month, plus more library books that I will probably never read. I feel like I have less time to read, I am way choosier with the books I decide to pursue. I always have a rocky reading start because I want ot only read books published in the current year, and it's harder to find those in January. Excuse me while I go tamper with my library holds list...

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