Today I was scrolling through Goodreads and got hit by a funny feeling of nostalgia. Seeing other people had finished books one after the other, I felt both inspired and a bit saddened.
These past few months have been weird on several fronts, with so many changes in my personal life, good and bad. I miss the simpler times when summer meant making a dent in my reading list, sitting outside (in milder temperatures!) and getting lost in a tale of yore. Reading in 2022 has been painfully slow for me, and though I’ve more or less settled down into a brand-new life, it hasn’t really caught up yet.
If I had a week to myself, this is the sort of summer I’d like to have:
- Finish Middlemarch and all my other current reads
- Pick up an “axe” of a book—maybe the rest of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories or another stab at The Mosquito Coast
- Read another Japanese novel
- Finish Andrew Yang’s Forward or Matt Sheehan’s The Transpacific Experiment
- Watch more adaptations of books I’ve read
Even if I can’t get to all this, it is nice to write it out.
What about you, how’s your summer reading going?