Sooo who else has at least four books in your “Currently reading”-list? This can’t just be me, right?
Currently my Goodreads has 8 listed, 6 of those are non-fiction – I tend to put some of those down for a while, and return to later. Just never for this many.
Part of this has been my hectic last year, part of that was just plainly untreated ADHD. I’ve been slowly getting back on medication again, and the already increased silence in my head (and the therapy that helped that not be filled with dreadful things) has made such a difference in the ability to read! And without it being escapism; I can actually enjoy it again!
But I do feel like I have a lot to catch up on – not just on that list.
So I got 12 books from the library last week.
Leave it to someone with ADHD to overcommit.
(And to spend the first half hour trying to tweak her website instead of reading.)
It does give me a lot of options, and Dewey’s readathon does tend to kick off a few weeks of more intense reading even in previous years. I have two months until I need to return the books, if I extend them. We need a Dewey’s Readathon Afterparty Bookclub or something =’)
I do want to make a dent in that “Currently Reading” list on my Goodreads, so I shall attempt to do so. Unfortunately one of the novels on there (N.K. Jemisin, “The Fifth Season”) was one I didn’t manage to finish before having to return it to the library where I used to live, and I wasn’t able to get it here, this time. The other is “Anne of Avonlea”, by L.M. Montgomery which I have on my Kindle so that should be no problem.
The Pile (see picture above):
- • “Anne of Avonlea”, by L.M. Montgomery
- • Jennifer Worth’s “Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s” – I really liked the show, and I wasn’t able to get my hands on a library book until now! These will probably
- • Jennifer Worth’s “Shadows of the Workhouse” – The second in the trilogy.
- • Haruki Murakami’s “A Strange Library” – a palette cleanser. It’s a small book, unexpectedly so. I picked it out purely on me liking the author and this cover.
- • Angie Thomas’ “The Hate U Give” – I meant to read this before there was a movie, ended up seeing the movie first. Still wanted to read it!
- • Ronald Giphart’s “Harem”he’s been my favourite Dutch author, and I haven’t read this yet despite it coming out in 2015. I want to make sure I’ll be able to read them before I move to the UK and that becomes a little bit more challenging.
- • Ronald Giphart’s “Alle Tijd – This title ironically translates to “All the time in the world”.
- • Pixie Turner’s “The No Need to Diet Book” – Just have ~2 hours left in it.
- • Caitlin Doughty’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory” – I’ve been wanting to rad this (and her other books!) for so long. She’s amazing.
- • Gretchen McCulloch’s fantastic “Because Internet” – I recommend this to everyone. Especially if you like using words, and the internet.
- • Karyl McBride’s “Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers” – which will probably not be read for this 24 hours, but who knows?!
- • Rebecca Solnit’s “Men Explain Things to Me” – heard of the term Mainsplaining? She coined it.
- • Nick Bostrom’s “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies” – About how AI may destroy us, and how to attempt to prevent it.
- • Cathy O’Neil’s “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” – The same as above, but substitute AI for Algorithms, and replace the future with now.
- • Steven Johnson’s “Everything Bad is Good for You” – because not all advancements are bad!
I may keep updating on my progress for these, I would really like to pick up blogging again.
If you read all the way here, and you also tend to be more motivated to read after the readathon, leave a comment! Show me your blog, or goodreads!
And good luck!