So far, I've had a good start to the New Year with lots of reading. I am still struggling trying to juggle blogging with the rest of my life (work, kids, other interests such as sleep), so I am a bit stressed out right now! The stress is mostly pressure I put on myself. I think I need to re-evaluate how I approach reading and simplify my own expectations. For instance, I had a goal of reading 13 books this month, which I did achieve. I just didn't read the exact 13 book I had set out to read. So I don't feel like I accomplished what I wanted for the month. When I post my game plan for February I will share what I came up with to help address this for me.
I am also experimenting with how much information to include in blog posts such as these. Do readers want a synopsis for each and every book I read? A list of all my blog posts for the month? That seems like data overload to me. But I don't want to leave a reader wondering, "Why didn't Ardis write anything for each book?"
It's a struggle. I'm working on it...
What were your favorite (and least favorite) books for January? Let me know in the comments.