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 Kindle editions of books and audiobooks for 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.
All of my completed book reviews are highlighted. 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!
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.
For 2021, I want to read 50 books.
I hope you’re as excited as I am to watch my reading list grow!