As promised, here's a little mid-year update on my 52 Books project! Here's what I've read so far this year!
❤️1) Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
2) Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
3) One More Thing by BJ Novak
❤️4) Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
5) Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
6) The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
❤️7) Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
❤️8) We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
❤️9) Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
10) The Great Discontent Volume 1
❤️11) The Roommate Book by Becky Simpson
❤️12) Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner
13) All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
14) Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
15) Franny + Zooey by JD Salinger
❤️16) Pansy by Andrea Gibson
❤️17) Bread + Wine by Shauna Niequist
18) When You Find Out the World Is Against You by Kelly Oxford
❤️19) The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
❤️20) Big Girl by Kelsey Miller
So yeah... I'm definitely a little behind. I should be at at least 26 now, but I've read some great books and I am confident that I can catch up! I'm currently on vacation as this post goes live, so I'll hopefully be plowing through several amazing books in Charleston. As I type I'm reading My Life in France by Julia Child and it is AMAZING. Above I've hearted my favorite books I've read so far, so check them out. I've definitely taken a dip into every genre-- feminist literature, books written by Christian powerhouse women, classics, children's fiction, poetry, books about creativity, and short stories.
While completing this project I've learned a lot about setting long term goals. It's hard + it takes discipline! I've thought about quitting many, many times... but ultimately I've realized that I'm in this for the long haul. I really want to complete this goal. I want to get through it, and so I will.
Do you have any book recommendations for me? I'd love to hear.