Our Marketing and Outreach Associate, Rebecca Boudreau, periodically writes a blog for us highlighting her reading.
Well, it is the end of the year, and as you may recall, I had set myself a goal to read 50 books, and listed 25 of those books from my To-Be-Read list in a previous blog post (found here!).
At the time, my To-Be-Read list on Goodreads was 378 books long. After reading 51 books this year, the number of books I want to read is now…. 444…huh. I’m no math genius but that doesn’t seem right, I didn’t even make a dent, haha! The struggles of being surrounded by books every day, there’s always something new you want to read!
Unfortunately, I did not finish all of the books I said I would read, finding myself drawn to a few extra non-fiction audiobooks and a few new thrillers I just couldn’t resist. So, I’ll carry those into next year’s goals and see how far I get! I have a few dense books on my list for this coming year but I am still aiming to read 50 books in total. One of my resolutions this year is to read before bed every night, which could be a great way to wind down, or a great way to stay up until WAY too late trying to finish just one more chapter, I guess we will find out!
Some of the books I want to get to this year are:
The Measure by Nikki Erlick
When every person, all over the globe, receives a small wooden box bearing the same inscription and a single piece of string inside, world is thrown into a collective frenzy, in this novel told through multiple perspectives that introduces an unforgettable cast of characters.
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Two dark-skinned dancers with very different talents share a complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in early adulthood in a story that transitions from northwest London to West Africa.
Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology
Celebrating Indigenous peoples’ survival and imagination, these twenty-seven spinetingling stories from best-selling and award-winning authors introduce readers to ghosts, curses, hauntings, monstrous creatures, intricate family legacies, desperate deeds and unsettling acts of revenge.
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
The Old Man and the Gun by David Grann
The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA by Liza Mundy
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson