I can’t believe I only read 7 books this year, I assume that is an all-time low. Many years ago that would have bothered me greatly, but today not so much. I started to intentionally not waste my time with books I wasn’t enjoying, instead of feeling obligated to finish them. I technically started many books, but only 7 of them ended up worth my time.
Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
Giving Your Words by Sally Clarkson
Hearts of Fire
The German Midwife
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
A Literary Education by Emily Cook
The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
I don’t have a book list of what I’d like to read in 2023, but my Goodreads is filled with non-fiction (mostly on theology and motherhood) and all the fiction titles I’ve saved are historical fiction. I guess I’ve gotten to the age of reading where I no longer am interested in expanding my horizons by reading a vast variety, choosing to stick with only what I know I’ll probably like.
Life is short, read what brings you joy.
with love, Samantha