I set out with this idea, at the beginning of the year ➡️ to read as many classics as I could get my hands on. In school I didn’t have to read many (required wise) and, at the ripe age of twenty-seven, I don’t feel like I’m quite as well rounded in Classic Lit as I’d like to be. Over a few months of facing that idea head on – the grandiose notion sort of dwindled down into: “Read at least one classic a month.”
Once I removed the self-imposed guideline, I found I enjoyed the classics a ton more. A few even made my list of favorites thus far.
However, as we cross the half-year mark, the ones I’ve loved most are reconnections with favorite characters. Series I’ve devoted small pieces of myself to.
Isn’t it amazing how much we grow to love fictional beings? It’s one of the neatest experiences to become attached to a name on a page and feel that zap of:
“I can’t wait to read more!”
“What happens to them?”
“Are these two ever going to Get. It. On?” (Yeah, I’m talking to you, Deanna Raybourn.)
Sure do enjoy Wednesdays over at the Goodreads Group and all the fun Top 5 prompts. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again – book nerds are the best people!
Here’s this week’s top five favorite books I’ve read so far this year:
Happy Tuesday night, y’all! And an early Happy Fourth of July to all my fellow American readers! 🇺🇸💥🎇🦅