This year has been a very slow reading year so far. I think I've managed to complete eight books and we're already near the end of March! I'm not as prolific and fast a reader as most bloggers but I can usually manage that number in one month. I don't know about you, but I only count books that I've finished and feel guilty for reviewing a book if I haven't managed to get to the end. I might be in the minority there.
2019 has been a difficult year in terms of personal circumstances and my health but I feel like I'm getting my reading groove back. I find that actually finishing books helps with reading slumps. If you're not happy with a book or it just doesn't feel right at the time, park it and move on - you can always come back! Also, reading different formats and types of books helps me too. If I'm really descending into the depths of all slumps a graphic novel usually sorts me right out. Failing all that, picking up some embroidery and bingeing on Netflix box sets for a weekend usually resets my brain.
When I looked at my Goodreads account (where I log all read books) I noticed that I have only read female writers so far this year. This hasn't been intentional and I have read some fantastic books so hopefully the rest of the year will be as positive. Until now I've never noticed how my reading is split by gender
Reviews will be coming shortly - as I've only read eight books a catch up session for the blog shouldn't take too long!
Here is the list as it stands as of this morning:
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
The Familiars by Stacey Halls
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin