If I had to pinpoint one constant in my life it would be my commitment to reading. I thought I’d share with you why I love to read + the 20 books I’ve already read in 2018.
As long as I can remember, I’ve always had a passion for reading books. Books are like an escape and an opportunity to be transported into a beautifully written world. For me, they play out like movies and I’m eager to flip the page and find out what happens next. Maybe that’s why I’ve developed into a pretty fast reader and I’ve already closed the cover on 20 books this year.
Every night I have a steadfast commitment to shutting down, heading upstairs to wash up and hopping into bed to read my latest novel. I rarely miss a night of reading. Sometimes, it’s probably not the best idea to try reading after a few too many glasses of wine and I have to go back a handful of pages to re-read last night’s story.
I’ve tried to stop & really think about why I love reading so much. In my current state of being, I’m constantly immersed in the digital space. If I’m not behind the camera, then I’m on the computer editing photos, writing content, strategizing media for clients, etc etc. I live in a tech space and by the end of the night, I just want to check out and unwind. That’s when I turn to books as my place of retreat. It allows me to calm my mind and some nights I read for 30-45 minutes, where other nights I can’t keep my eyes open past 10 pages.
Something a lot of my friends find interesting about me is that I rarely read a non-fiction book. I have a slew of motivational or entrepreneurial books I want to read, but often times they just make my to-do list even longer and that’s not something I want rolling around in my head just before bed. I don’t want to “think” before bed. I just want to be transported through a good story and that often means I’m reading murder mystery or the occasional love story novel.
Utilizing Goodreads to track my reading goal throughout the year (46 books this year) has been super helpful and thought I’d share with you the 20 books I’ve already read in 2018. You can continue to follow along by friending me on Goodreads and then I can get your book suggestions too!
Also, I might add that I subscribe to Kindle Unlimited ($9.99/mo) and read primarily on my Kindle Paperwhite since it’s so light to hold (+ directly connects to my Goodreads account). I typically find a new author and exhaust their available books before I move on.
- The Law Partners (Michael Gresham #4) by John Ellsworth
- Carlos the Ant (Michael Gresham #5) by John Ellsworth
- Sakharov the Bear by John Ellsworth
- The Hydra-Shot Verdict (Michael Gresham #6) by John Ellsworth
- Dead Lawyer on Aisle 11 (Michael Gresham #7) by John Ellsworth
- 30 Days of Justis (Michael Gresham #8) by John Ellsworth
- The Empty Place at the Table by John Ellsworth
- Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell
- Witness by Caroline Mitchell
- Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII by John R. Bruning
- Justice Lost (Darren Street #3) by Scott Pratt
- An Engineered Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2) by William L. Myers Jr
- The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olsen
- The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen
- The 17th Suspect (Women’s Murder Club #17) by James Patterson
- The People vs. Alex Cross (Alex Cross #25) by James Patterson
- Her Last Word by Mary Burton
- The Last Move by Mary Burton
- The Shark (Forgotten Files #1) by Mary Burton
- The Whistler by John Grisham
- The Dollmaker (Forgotten Files #2) by Mary Burton *currently reading
Calling all book nerds like me, reach out and say “Hi” and then share with me some of your favorite books or what you’re reading now. When you read this much, you’re constantly searching for new authors or novel series.
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