I've always enjoyed reading and was a voracious reader all through my teen and young adult life but somewhere along the way, work-life balance took a beating and reading just ended up being something I only did for work as I worked with words all the times. After typing away all day writing stories, editing text or interacting with the written word in some way, reading at the end of the day simply didn't;t seem like an option anymore. I tried shifting that to the morning and keeping aside an hour a day for some reading for pleasure but that ould quickly be taken over by the day's new or other updated. This year I've made a conscious decision to read more. I enjoyed it and have missed it so I've chosen to do something I used to love and hope it will give me the same joy it used to.
My reading tastes have certainly changed in the past few years. I used to read a lot of sci-fi, fiction and a lot of reading lists but now I read a lot more self-help, personal development, non-fiction and autobiographical work but I'll keep an open mind and read anything that comes my way. If you have any recommendations, do list them in the comments below. I have found my Goodreads account and started listing and reviewing all my reads there so that's a good spot to head to - meet me there and hope you'll find some of my reads and reviews interesting just as well. Let's see how the reading progresses. I've been told 52 is an ambitious number but that's what challenges are right! Join me, won't you?
For the month of January, I have four interesting reads:
1. Wine or Learn by Harlan Cohen
2. Fix This Next by Mike Michalowicz
3. Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nahoski
4. The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
The first is a review copy provided by the publisher, the next two are books I purchased after members of a networking group I am part of highly recommended those titles, and the last one is a book I own that I purchased when it was first published but it's one of those personal favorites I read at least once a year and every time, I find something new that grabs my attention.