In today’s blog post, we’ll will take a look at my upcoming reads for March 2022. Why have I decided to try this method of sharing a book stack or Goodreads links? Because it falls in line with the Four Bookish Habits I Want to Change in 2022. Not only that, I also I want to create a curated book collection of stories I love. Stories I didn’t feel any need to rush through just to hit my reading goal for the year.
Big Book Changes That Happened Last Month
So far in 2022, I have read only ten books. Compared to this time in 2021, I’d read at least thirty at a break-neck speed. For some reason, I felt like I was in direct competition with the rest of the bookish world. I know, that sounds stupid. But that’s the mindset I found myself in. How did I break this bad reading habit by the start of the third month in 2022? I’m still figuring even that out!
In an effort to keep myself from falling into that trap again, I decided to finally rip off the bandaid and make a big change in my reading habits. I removed the Kindle app from my phone. That’s right – no more ebooks for me. My brother-in-law thinks I’m insane for wanting to remove myself from the online world (when it comes to online shopping), but I’ve already saved a ton of money by doing so.
This post follows last Friday’s newest reading encouragement addition: My Book Jar. Here are the titles I pulled to read for the month of March!
Book No. 1: The Cure For Dreaming
In all honesty, I don’t even remember where I picked this title up. A library book sale? Amazon? A local thrift store?
Regardless of where or when I obtained this book, I do love its cover. It looks like quite the Gothic read, which isn’t on my normal wish list.
And that’s also probably why it’s sat on my shelf for so long. I’ve never read anything by Cat Winters, and, quite frankly, I’m ready to dive into something completely different.
Book No. 2: Lady Jayne Disappears
Isn’t this cover kind of trippy? I must say I love the way the edges start to fade out, and that’s very clever marketing. Behold – another historical fiction novel! This time by Joanna Davidson Politano.
I’ve already read several of her works (Finding Lady Enderly, A Rumored Fortune), so I’m familiar with her writing style.
This is another title that sat on my shelf far too long; I kept picking up ebooks! This title is actually Politano’s debut novel, so I’m interested to see how it compares to the others.
Book No. 3: The Library of the Unwritten
My eyes first fell on this book when my family and I visited Johnstown, PA way back in 2020. Since then I’ve tried to read it but always got distracted by other books.
Isn’t it funny how that happens sometimes?
In fact, I’ve tried reading it so many times that it’s appeared in past Upcoming Reads posts. *facepalm* This month I will…I WILL read it! I promise! This book is book one in a three-part series.
Book No. 4: A Ring of Endless Light
I’ve owned this book for a really long time. In fact, I do believe it was a birthday gift from my published uncle who lives over in England. I keep a small collection of childhood books I enjoy revisiting every now and then.
Naturally, I’m not a fan of Disney’s made-for-tv film adaptation. It barely touched upon the serious nature of the book.
At least the film introduced me to Jared Padalecki and Ryan Merriman (LOL).
Reaching for that 2022 Reading Goal
My reading goal for 2022 is 52 books, and I want my blog posts to reflect that decision. I also want to use this experience as a teaching tool: it’s good to slow down every once in a while when it comes to books.
You don’t always need to keep up with what’s newly published or constantly play the review game. I tried that in 2020 and felt it become a rat race just to keep up with everyone else. No. That’s not my style.
Find books you love. Love on those authors. And know it’s okay to stick with your own goals. Don’t let anyone try to sway you.