One of my goals for 2020 is to read more fiction and read more in general. I always used to be a big reader. But somewhere along the way, I stopped reading as much as I used to, and I’d like to change that. It’s all about making an effort, which is true for so many things. I don’t think it’s about finding time but more about prioritizing and putting reading before other things.
For example, I decided that I won’t be watching TV during the week in the evening and I’ll read for about 30 minutes to an hour. The thing is once I get into a good book, I can’t put it down, so many times, I will spend more than an hour reading. Other times, I’ll be too tired, go straight to bed, and I skip reading altogether. And that’s okay. But if I have an hour to watch tv, it means I have an hour to read. I’ll prioritize it!
Okay, enough chit chat. Today I’m sharing with you my reading list for January 2020, and a few words about each of the books that I read.
Reading List / January 2020
The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid surprised me quite a bit. It’s the first non-fiction book I read in a while, and I wasn’t expecting a lot from it. However, once I started, I couldn’t put it down. I would use every second to read a little more. The story is about Evelyn Hugo, an aging Hollywood actress who decides to give her final interview to an unknown journalist – Monique Grant. As Evelyn’s story unfolds, it becomes obvious that there’s a connection between the two of them. It’s one of those books that you want to read as quickly as possible and figure out what’s going to happen at the end.
How To Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell is a memoir about addiction, self-sabotage and the rise and fall of a beauty editor. I’ve never heard of Cat Marnell before reading her book but I found myself googling her name quite often and trying to find her articles from back in the day. How was she even able to write? Anyways, Cat writes in a quite humorous way but some parts are very sad and disturbing.
How To Walk Away by Katherine Center is the story of Margaret Jacobsen. A girl about to start her dream job with her boyfriend who is about to propose. However, that changes in a matter of minutes. Quickly after her boyfriend proposes, their plane crashes and Margaret is taken to the hospital where she finds out that she’s paralyzed and may never walk again. Soon after that, she realizes her boyfriend, Chip, is not the man she thought he was. The book reminded me of Jojo Mayes’s type of books, so I’d consider it a chick-lit novel.
What was on your January reading list? Do you have any good book recommendations that I should add to my reading list next month? Leave them in the comments below.