Happy 4th of July, all those who are celebrating today! What better way to review history with a little Schoolhouse Rock?
One of my favorite way to pursue happiness is by reading. For the past couple of years, I've challenged myself to read 200 books a year. (I track everything that has its own listing on Goodreads, which can be anything from a short story to an omnibus collection. This list doesn't include the kid's books I read to Alex, since I've neglected to track when we finish them. It also doesn't include audiobooks or even my own work, which I re-read as I revise and proofread.) We're about halfway through the year, and I've read 101 books so far. You can see my Goodreads Reading Challenge here. I'm one book ahead of schedule. I used to have more of a lead, but my reading's slowed down since my plantar fasciitis keeps me off of the treadmill, which is one of my favorite and consistent places to read. Hopefully in a couple of months I'll be able to start exercising again. In the meantime, I look for more ways to get some reading in.
Here are some of my favorite reads so far this year:
The Sixteen Burdens
Indie Author Survival Guide
The Secret of Our Success
Full genre breakdown will come at the end of the year.
How's your reading coming along this year? What do you recommend? Feel fee to share below.