During November, I always get this huge urge to really catch up on a lot of things. It is that end-of-the-year motivation that really puts me into high gear.
Guys, it is officially SUMMER. Summer time is my least favorite season, ONLY because of the heat during the day. Everything else about summer I really love. I love having a break away from classes, vacation days, longer days and warmer nights, and of course, being able to read whatever I want.
It is funny to me because I actually read less during the summer season. I am not totally sure why, but I tend to slack off on my reading list. So here I am, making it a priority.
Spring has sprung and it is about that time to get crackin’ on some pre-summer reads!
I feel lucky because Spring time means that I am almost done with my semester and I am right on the cusp of being able to read whatever, whenever – and oh what a joy that is! I still plan on reading tons of poetry, but for the sake of my Spring Reading List, I wanted to fill it with tons of goodies.
Winter is here! I think Winter and Spring are the two most underrated times of the year. People obsess over Summer and Fall, but there is something so lovely about the juxtaposition and refreshing restart to Winter and Spring!
Since Winter just happened (last week!!!) I wanted to share my stack of books that’s fillin up my shelf!
Now that I am back in school I tried to tell myself I was going to slow down my personal reading list. However, I have been feeling a bit inspired and wanted to bring in a lot more poetry anthologies, poetry books and books about writing. Since the entire semester lands during the fall season, I wanted to jam as much in possible that would also benefit me during the semester, but also keep me not so, I guess stuck.
A lot of the times during the semester, I feel like I get into a bit of a rut with school and I know I need to keep some light or personal reading in between to keep it exciting and not so school, school, school.
So, my list is a pretty good list with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I have sort of organized my list in a way that has my fun reading/personal reading, and then more into writing and the poetry collections.
There is something about a lovely stack of books that is just oh so appealing. With a fresh stack of books on my desk I can’t help but smile. Spring is finally here and I am going to introduce some lovely, colorful and blooming (literally) books that you absolutely need on your Spring reading list! Excited to share my Spring reading list with you, plus a little somethin’ somethin’ at the end. <3
Oh, Dark Matter. Where to even begin. Honestly though, this book was wild. At one point I was actually saying out loud ‘dude…what!’ while death gripping my hair at the scalp. It was going to be one of those books.
Created in the dark and beautifully dramatic mind of Blake Crouch, Dark Matter is a thrilling and brilliant science fiction novel that explores the duality of multi-verses. It is a fast paced roller coaster through worlds that manifest from your thoughts and emotions, your ‘what if’s’ and unknown paths. And in turn, unknowingly, creating nightmarish worlds that pull you away from your reality. You are taken on a wild ride, whipped through many Chicago-esque landscapes while you follow Jason’s desperate attempts to reconnect with his universe.
But, let’s take it back for a second before things get to that ‘Oh Damn’ moment (and let me tell you, they start right away).
Jason. Average middle aged dude. Beautiful family. Living a ‘normal’ life. I use normal loosely because Jason ‘1’ does live a normal life, until the 32 other Jason’s show up. Never the less! Jason is a college physics professor living in the ‘burbs of Chicago. In his mind, a very average life. In his wife, Daniella’s eyes, a very average life. This story plays on the idea of the what if’s and the forks in the road. Well, what if I decided to not have a kid. What if I decided to turn left rather than right. Jason learns how dangerous it is to think that way.
Hold up. You see how this book is literally an ‘at the edge of your seat’ book? Not yet? Just wait…
Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. So many fun festivities happen during the autumn months, that it is hard not to get excited! From pumpkin patches and spiced lattes, to a *very* full tummy on Thanksgiving, what is not to love about autumn? I love being out doors in the cool and crisp weather, but there is something about a hot apple cider, a fireplace, piles of cozy blankets, and a good book that is just all too appealing. Books make me happy and I love sharing my to read lists. Here are my current, and autumn reads.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
What a perfect read for this time of the year. Of course I needed to add in some horror! I have been wanting to read this, year after year, when my group reads it for our October pick, but I never got around to it. This year, I finally got it and I cant wait to finish it.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This has been on my to read list for a while. So many people have told me I need to pick this up and read it. Well, I finally did! I cannot wait to dive in deeper. I love books where you can place yourself into the character, and really actually learn something about yourself as well.