one of my favorite children’s books: The Little Prince
a cozy stock photo.
WHEN I STARTED THE BOOKSHELF PROJECT
BOOKS READ SO FAR
BOOKS ON MY BOOKSHELVES & MY KINDLE
Hello there! Welcome to a project I’ve been working towards my entire life: reading everything on my bookshelves. I say this in a one-sentence-breath because it’s true, and it’s actually a little overwhelming. My book collection goes back as far as elementary school, back when there were discard book piles in the library. (You might remember seeing the DISCARD stickers or words written on the inside of books.) *Sighs* And then, there are the books on my Kindle, which I use regularly.
To further encourage myself to read more–especially during a busy work schedule– I started using Audible in 2015. While I love reading, my pesky ADD can get in the way of me doing what I love. With the help of a narrator–or in some cases, narrators–I’m able to finish a book in less than a month.
I also use Libby, which is an app where you can get audiobooks and Kindle editions of books from your local library! It’s completely free and I love it! (I started using Libby in August of 2020, and have been using it ever since.)
There was a time when I used to feel embarrassed about my Audible use, like it was a bad thing. I was used to reading relying on my own gumption to get myself reading. (But this process often took months with longer books, making it impossible to even remember why I wanted to read such a long book in the first place.) Now, I love using listening platforms like Audible and Libby whenever it’s possible. They really help me stay present and focused when I’m reading. The audiobooks also help me read faster, and I really enjoy hearing various narrators bring characters to life.
You can see what I’m currently reading by looking at my Goodreads widget at the bottom of my blog page. What I’m currently reading is in blue. Each year is clearly marked, so you can see what I’ve read over the years.
So, come and follow me on this exciting (and if I’m honest with myself possibly never-ending) journey!
Watch my reading list grow!
In 2018: I read 11 books.
In 2019: I read a total of 16,308 pages & read 47 books.
In 2020: I read a total of 14,230 pages & read 33 books.
In 2021: I read a total of 10,538 pages & read 24 books.
In 2022: I want to read 35 books.
79. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five
81. What if it’s Us? by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
88. Home Body by Rupi Kaur
89. Memorial by Byran Washington
90. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
91. Spoiler Alert (Spoiler Alert, # 1) by Oliva Dade
92. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
93. A Deadly Education (The Scholomance, # 1) by Naomi Novik
94. Dragonslayer (Dragonslayer # 1) by Duncan M. Hamilton
95. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
96. The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
97. Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau
98. Loose Ends (Badlands # 3) by Morgan Brice
99. A Little Life by Hanya Yangihara (re-reading)
100. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
101. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
102. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
103. Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle # 4) by Christopher Paolini
104. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials # 1) by Philip Pullman
105. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire # 4) by George R.R. Martin
106. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire # 5) by George R.R. Martin
107. The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku
108. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
109. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
110. To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
111. Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff