I have been absolutely AWFUL about blogging ever since I got back from Spring Break! But it is a new month, and I really want to try to get back to blogging. That means it is time to update my Reading Map! This is like a road map of my reading journey. Each month (if I’m keeping up!) I do a ‘check-up’ to help me see what I’ve accomplished towards my reading goals and to help me see what needs to be done next.
This year I plan to do a lot more ‘free range’ reading, working to empty my shelf of books I’ve been meaning to read, but feeling free to grab whatever I’m in the mood for at the time. In addition, if I happen to come across something at the library that looks interesting, I’m giving myself the freedom to push something off my list and pick up that tempting library book! The only books I will feel compelled to read are book club selections and books I am committed to reading for review purposes.
Since I missed a month I am going to combine my March and April summary here. This is what I’ve read the past couple of months. (Now if I could only motivate myself to sit down and right some reviews!)
What I’ve read since my last map
- Inside The O’Briens by Lisa Genova (Netgalley ARC)
- The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom (book club selection)
- The Last Song by Eva Wiseman
- Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy Hepinstall
- A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
- The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos
- The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
- The Sound of Glass by Karen White
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- Sweet Forgiveness by Lori Nelson Spielman
My reading map for May appears below. I’m hoping to read about one book per week BUT I really want to sit down catch up on my reviewing, so I may not actually get them all read. Then again, I may just do a LOT of reading. The Language of Flowers is a re-read for book club, so I may not actually read it this month, though I’ll try to skim through enough to participate in the conversation; it’s been quite awhile since I read it!
May 2015 Reading Map
- The House of Hawthorn by Erika Robuck
- The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy
- The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbach
- The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna
- Letters To The Lost by Iona Grey
- Ana of California by Andi Teran
Do you have a ‘map’. If so, share it below in the comments. Maybe I’ll see something I want to add to my list! And if you want to see what other bloggers have planned, check out Reading Queue, hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A True Story. This is a monthly meme similar to my Reading Map feature, in that bloggers share their reading plans for the month. Happy reading!