I usually don’t write down my reading goals. I’ve found that once I write them down, chances are slim that I’ll accomplish them. Maybe if I keep my goals in a million places all over the house this time, I can remember what I want to do.
I want to read at least 25 books for May. Last month I read 20 books but I wasn’t happy with that number. I think it’s because I’m starting to feel like I’m spending too much time online instead of reading. It doesn’t help that my classes are all online. So this month I’m going to try to management my time better in hopes that I’ll get more accomplish.
Last month I read:
- The Tale of Hilda Louise by Olivier Dunrea
- Iggie’s House by Judy Blume
- Pieces of Me by Charlotte Gingras
- Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
- The Boy who Ate Stars by Kochka
- This is Water by David Foster Wallace
- Gemma – Meg Tilly
- First Part Last – Angela Johnson
- Black is for Beginnings – Laurie Farie Stolarz
- The Good Neighbors Vol. 1: Kin by Holly Black
- The Good Neighbors Vol. 2: Kith by Holly Black
- Morning Haiku by Sonia Sanchez
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- Pinocchio by Lane Smith
- All the World by Liz Garton
- Pigs Make Me Sneeze by Mo Willems
- Bear Flies High by Michael Rosen
- I Am Going by Mo Willems
- Life Sucks by Jessica Abel
- Fences by August Wilson
- Just Julie by Nadia Xerri-L
- Bayou by Jeremy Love
At first I thought I could easily name just one book that I loved the most in April, but now I realize I can’t. It’s a three-way tie between Bayou by Jeremy Love, Fences by August Wilson, and Absolutely True Diary by Sherman Alexie.
Right now I’m reading Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It’s so different from anything else I’ve read with its footnotes about Dominican history and references to Lord of the Rings, Teen Titans, Star Wars, and so much more. There’s ton of Spanish in the book, so I’ve been using an online Spanish-English dictionary to understand. It’s a slow but fascinating read. I’m thinking about finding more books about the Dominican Republic to read after this. I’m happy that the book won the Pulitzer for Fiction in 2008.
So I’m off to read. Do you have any reading goals for May? What are you currently reading?