7 Habits of Highly Voracious Reading

Did you challenge yourself again this year to read a certain number of books? Are you determined to do so even though previous attempts did not go so well? Join the club! I have changed some longstanding habits to increase my book consumption. Maybe some of them will work for you!

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What Are You Reading?

I stumbled upon a great podcast that asks and answers the quintessential question of all readers–What Should I Read Next?┬áBy listening to some episodes, I easily added several titles I had never heard of to the list of books I plan to read in 2017. I’m keeping the list in my bullet journal (something else I’m trying for 2017) and so far, I’ve managed to read three books so far!

I challenged myself on GoodReads to 25 books this year. I’m off to a good start!

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June Book Club Choice

My Pure Barre studio’s Book Club has provided me a reason to put “reading” on my to-do list. It’s sad that reading for pleasure makes me feel guilty, but it does. It requires me to sit comfortably somewhere and do nothing else. So, I rarely do it. But, if it is an ASSIGNMENT with a DEADLINE, well, the obsessive-compulsive overachieving task master in me takes over and it becomes a MUST lest I be unprepared for the meeting.

┬áThis month’s reading to prepare for June’s meeting is Some Women by Emily Liebert. I don’t know anything about this book except that I like its cover. And given that I often select wines by their labels, I am guessing I could like this book. The old cliche about judging books by its cover aside, I am thinking this one might be a keeper.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Next Book Club Assignment: The Nest

My Book Club met on Tuesday. We discussed The Restaurant Critic’s Wife. Consensus on that one? Liked it.

For May, we plan to discuss The Nest. I’m proud to say I already have 24% already read. {You can click the image to order your own copy or read more about this book.}

But, I’m also supposed to bring a potential candidate for June’s assignment. As much as my fellow club members read, I am intimidated by the idea of saying a book title aloud. I used to read that much. And then law school, social media, and the Internet–and not in that order.

I honestly would feel guilty sitting down to read unless it were an assignment. That’s kind of sad, but I challenged myself to read 25 books this year and my book club will only take me about half way. So, I guess those other 13 could be assignments of sorts.

What book would you recommend that I recommend to my club?