Whoa whoa whoa! Somehow I am still on track (actually, ahead of schedule) to read 52 books this year. I know, I'm just as surprised as you are. I have never been one for keeping goals. I cannot tell you how many half marathons I have "trained" for and never ran or how many weekly schedules I have meticulously planned and only got half way through Tuesday and said "to hell with this exercising and meal planning life style, I'm getting Thai food and binge watching reruns of Broad City." That being said, I have learned making specific goals does not work for me; goals actually make me more anxious, which then leads to quitting at the first sign of failure. I need to keep things loosey goosey or else I turn into a creature unbeknownst to myself (a moody little bitch who takes her failures out on those around her... *cough* my husband; bless his heart.) So ya, whoa! I am actually keeping with up with a goal! Possibly because it's about books, which is a sedentary activity where I can simultaneously hide from the world in my down comforter.
With that being said I'd like to make a (more than) halfway post, reflecting on what I have read so far this year and what I would like to read for the rest of the year.
I have read 34 books this year (check them out here) and not a single one has been written by a white man. Take that patriarchy! I made a spreadsheet at the beginning of 2016 of books I'd like to read and I have strayed away a bit, which is cool because this whole plan is loosey goosey, remember?
Since I I have 20(ish) weeks left in 2016, I'd like to let you all know what I am interested in reading for the rest of 2016.
I specifically a stoked to read Shrill by Lindy West, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. And White Teeth... and The God of Small Things... and basically all of these books.