Admittedly, May was NOT a great reading month for me. I finished only one book, “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton, which was…. fine. It was fine. Didn’t knock me off my feet, but I did enjoy it when I was able to force myself to sit down and actually read.
June doesn’t look like it’s going to be much of a better reading month, but I’m determined to do at least mildly better.
The three books I’ve got my eye on for this month are:
·“The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare
·A Collection of 24 Favorite One Act Plays
·“The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy
Hoping to finally start my goal of reading more plays, kicking it off with a copy of “The Merchant of Venice” that I got from the $1 bin at my local used bookshop. I like this copy because I feel like I can mark it up and highlight, keep notes, ect. as I read along. Not to mention that plays are super portable. Considering I get most of my reading done on the train, portability is important.
The next book is much less portable, but I’m going to consider this my “home read”, aka what I’ll read before I go to bed. I’m hoping this collection of one act plays will be a good jumping off point for me to find more playwrights to check out.
And finally, not keeping with the theme of plays, but just a book I’ve been meaning to read for a very very long time, #NoSpoilers.
|This is going to be me for all of June, basically|
As I said before, I don’t really expect to get all of this reading done this month, because I have a lot coming up in the next few weeks. Mainly, I’m moving! In the next 3 weeks I’ve gotta find a way to pack up all my stuff, move it across Brooklyn, and then get it up three flights of stairs. Oof. I am excited though, because I like my new place and the people I’ll be living with. Also, I’m honestly excited for the chance to rearrange my book set up and shelf situation.
Next life update is that I finally am going on a vacation! This is my first time going on a full solo trip, and I hope to be able to share the experience here. I’ve gone on trips with groups of strangers before, but I’ve never gone on a trip where I’m solo the entire time, so I’m nervous and excited to see how that goes.
So with both of those big ticket items on my plate this June, I have a feeling I’ll be so busy/stressed out that I won’t be able to read much, but who knows? I want to be able to move into doing something productive like reading or drawing when I feel really overwhelmed instead of doing what I normally do, which is usually falling asleep to a true crime doc on netflix 😬
Do you have any short but great book recommendations for me? Share in the comments below please!