Reading Resolutions: It’s not a competition. Or is it?

One month down, eleven months to go. How many books have you read?

I’ve been thinking a lot about reading resolutions lately. Setting an annual reading goal is nothing new, yet somehow everyone seems fanatical about it this year. Likely because reading for pleasure is in-vogue again and everyone is racing to be the first of their friends to read the new bestseller. Much like charcuterie boards and craft cocktails, your latest read is now very Insta-worthy: #currentlyreading, #bookstagram, #booksbooksbooks. The go-to topic of conversation is “What are you reading?” Authors are nouveau celebrities, and books are being turned into TV series and movies as soon as they’re published. It’s great! We should be reading more! But has reading become the new competition sport among friends?

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek was a slow read for me, but I am really glad I stuck with it! My book club chose it for our November read, as our theme was Historical Fiction. I had trouble getting into it at first, but once I crossed the halfway mark I couldn’t stop thinking about it! It’s a book you’ll feel satisfied with reading, and it’ll definitely give you a history lesson on Appalachia rural realities. Highly recommend giving it a read, and preferably before you read Jojo Moyes’ The Giver of Stars.

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