I set out with a goal, ladies and gentlemen, for the month of May = to only read books I WANTED to.
Seems silly, right?
Here’s the thing: I put so much pressure on myself to read “big kid” books, i.e. the classics. I’m constantly berating myself: “Read something adult for a change. Something with substance. Check that one off the Top 100 Books Everyone Should Read in a Lifetime list you’ve got hanging on the fridge.”
At the end of the day though? I just really love YA. I read in general because I love it –> not because I want to look good in public reading a book I don’t enjoy. Plus, if I’m reading something I like, the more chances someone will strike up a conversation who likes those books, too.
So, in May, I just read whatever I picked up because I wanted to. And it was so much FUN! Surprisingly enough, that stack included two classics. ⬇️
Four YA books that have been on my TBR for months now! ⬇️
And a couple off my “grid” that friends had let me borrow. – I just wanted to read them for the hell of it. ⬇️
Am I the only one who puts this self-imposed pressure on myself to read “important” things? Do you ever tell yourself: ‘Read something with big words.’?
I’m really hoping I’m not alone.
Happy Monday, y’all.
B + H