How’d I do? On May 1, I took up a crazy challenge, trying to read a Book a Day in May. How’d I do? Umm … not too shabby, but not quite 30 books. Still, the challenge yielded some intriguing changes of habit. Ones I plan to carry right on through June. Here are five of my take-aways from May:
- I’ve set aside a specific block of time to read (both for learning and for pleasure) every day. This is good.
- I’m now using my GoodReads account’s features to their fullest. This is accountability.
- I am now reviewing the books I’ve enjoyed. As an author myself, I know how much this is appreciated.
- This month, I discovered a new favorite author. (I’m looking at you, N.D. Wilson.)
- On a related note, I’m now systematically stalking the authors I read & enjoy by following them on GoodReads, Amazon, Twitter, and so on. This way, I’ll always know when there are giveaways, book sales, upcoming titles, etc.
All told, I completed 10 middlegrade/ya books in May, and I’m currently reading two others. I bought six new books (That’d be you again, N.D. Wilson), and I’ve been reading some non-fiction as well. I also completed, edited, and typeset one of my own titles (which will be releasing from Christa Kinde later this month). All good things!
What’s in your summer reading book stack?