It has been another productive month of devouring books without spending a fortune on them. Joining the library (finally) last month was one of the best things I’ve done in Dunedin to date! Last month when I mentioned reading thirteen books I had a few people say they wished they had all day to read like I did. That surprised me a little. I don’t have all day to read, or rather I don’t read all day. I think these strategies to read more have helped me enjoy and read more books. In between moments of solitude with a book I’m still writing, working, cooking, organising and indulging in my new passion of making my own tomato sauce!
1. Over-dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion – Elizabeth L. Cline
2. The Art of Creative Thinking – Rod Judkins | (if you didn’t like Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert you’ll love this, and if you loved Big Magic, I still think you’ll love this more)
3. #Girlboss – Sophia Amoruso | I’m probably the last Girlboss in the world to read this book but I’m glad I did! I finished it in a few hours.
4. IT – Alexa Chung
5. How to be Parisian Wherever You Are – Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret & Sophie Mas
6. Things I Don’t Want to Know – Deborah Levy
7. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert
8. The Paris Wife – Paula McLain
10. At Work – Annie Leibovitz
11. Green is the New Black: How to Change the World With Style – Tamsin Blanchard
12. See Me – Nicholas Sparks | I used to love Nicholas Sparks, his books remain an easy, guilty little pleasure
13. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K – Sarah Knight | The best thing about this book was the title. I ended up putting it on hold at the library (cost me $1) and I was so annoyed that I spent that on it! Glad I didn’t buy a copy!
14. Follow Me To – Murad Osmann & Nataly Zakharova
15. I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time – Laura Vanderkam | This book would have made my notable books category had I not already read 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Vanderkam or if I had read I Know How She Does It first
Are you an avid reader? How do you fit in time to read?