I realize that like plans of any sort booklists might give you hives. If that’s the case, you won’t hurt my feelings to move along, but I do wonder: how do you keep track of the books you want to read? I know how it goes. A friend recommends their current favorite. You notice someone else talking about their latest on IG. Your favorite writer releases a new book or you read a raving review by the NYT or a bookshop. And what about the books you were interested to read last year, or ever last week?
In the past, I have winged it. If I discovered a book that seemed compelling enough, I’d purchase it or check it out at the library. But I often found my nightstand piled with books that I had started and not finished. Like other inputs in my life, I felt easily distracted in my reading. Enter: personal booklist.
Clearly, this isn’t required nor is it something to hold over myself or you for that matter. This booklist serves as a helpful guide for my reading this year, a reminder of my interests and curiosities. Perhaps it will stir some of your own. I’m certain I will read books not listed. There’s also a very likely chance that I won’t read everything listed. I do plan to share what I am reading more here and on my Stories as I go if you’d like to join me!
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