To say I am behind on reviewing books that I've read lately is an understatement, so my hope is to do a little round-up of fiction and non-fiction books each week so if anyone is following along here and looking for something to read, they can check out the post of the week and see if anything jumps out as potentially interesting. For my sanity (and yours), I'll try to keep the reviews/descriptions short. Here are a few fiction books for the week:
Thursday, January 19, 2017
I used to read about 99% fiction, and every once in awhile slip in a non-fiction book - like if Malcolm Gladwell came out with something new - but in past years, I'd say I've upped the non-fiction portion of my plate to about 40%, maybe even 50%. Some of this is because I generally find news difficult to digest, but I know I need to be informed on certain topics - so a book is generally a good way for me to stay slightly educated. I also really like memoirs, so those have increasingly become popular - both for me, and seemingly as a way for people to get published. I also tend to read a lot of non-fiction that is relevant to the work I do professionally, so that means a lot about race and the criminal justice system. Whatever the case, here are a few non-fiction books I've read recently:
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
2016 was a disappointing reading year for me. I didn't do a very good job at all keeping track of my books on this blog - though I plan to go back and re-create my list using Goodreads. But, even when I went back over the titles I read, I found there weren't many that jumped out at me as noteworthy or ones I'd pass along as recommendations. I hope to cure that in 2017. I also want to set a few goals for myself. I'd like to read - and keep track of on this blog - at least 2 books per month. I have many other lofty goals in terms of the kinds of books I will read or the types of authors, but mostly I'm hoping to stumble upon a few page turners...we'll see how it goes. Happy 2017 and Happy Reading!