2019 has been a hectic year and I have not been able to read the books that I had planned to read. Instead, I am reading books that were not even part of my TBR. I saw the Marie Kondo show and Salt Fat Acid Heat show and suddenly got inspired to do some organization of home and kitchen. I read a total of 9 books in Jan, but most of them were non-fiction and small sized books.
Today I went to my local library and picked a couple of books that were already on my TBR.
This year I have been buying books a lot. My tbr was shrinking and I added some books from many genres to my tbr. I did not add lot of books in a single genre though, except maybe fantasy and science fiction. Since I read many genres, adding few books in each genre results in an explosion of my tbr. But I have reduced buying books on an impulse and mostly think and buy books that I really am interested in buying.
I have not read many contemporary books. When I saw how people were coming up with their summer reading list, I realized how less number of summery reads I own and have read. The only YA contemporary author I have read is John Green and he is one of my favorite authors ever. That’s when I started thinking about exploring other contemporary authors, with the hope that I might like their books. The only adult contemporary author I have read is Sophie Kinsella. I have tried reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The perks of being a wallflower but did not get interested in either of them. I did not finish either of those books as I found them to be boring.