I’m going on vacation this weekend, and I’ve decided to set myself a little challenge. I have Friday off with only one thing to do, and then it’s up to Vermont Saturday afternoon until Tuesday morning. I have so many books that I keep almost picking up, and I keep getting FOMO—-fear of missing out. This is irrational, I realize, because I know that I can just read one of the books next, but sometimes, I get this wild moment of oh god I’m going to die someday without having read all the books I want to, and then I panic and don’t read anything, which is totally counterproductive.
In the spirit of this feeling, I’m going to challenge myself to read 5 books in the next 7 days, starting today. If you follow me on Instagram, I’ll also be posting throughout the week to update on where I am in the challenge. I am posting this first blog today, and will write another one over the next 7 days detailing how the challenge is going. I’ll give very vague reviews for each of the books, but my actual reviews will go in the August wrap-up blog at the end of the month.
What books should be expected? Well, I’m currently picking up and putting back down the following:
- The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
- The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
- The Glass Magician by Charlie N Holmberg
- The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
- Winterfolk by Janel Kolby
- When My Heart Joins the Thousand by AJ Steiger
- Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Of those 9, I plan to read five. I’m hoping to get at least two or three of those read before I even make it to this weekend, and then I’ll probably bring up more than advertised because I’m obnoxious.
My writing has kind of put itself on the back-burner right now while I’m getting through these several chaotic weeks, but once the end of August is in sight, I’ll be back to writing Saints at sea and editing the Pen boys. Until then, wish me luck!