I was always an avid reader. Important is the word was – when the pandemic hit and we all went into lockdown I found that reading suddenly was not something I could go to to settle me.
On the contrary, it was as if I could not hold a story in my head. I listened to a lot of podcasts, and a few of them (how much I appreciated Phoebe Reads A Mystery, how I still occasionally enjoy Classic Tales and LitReading) would be effectively a fresh read of an audiobook
But mostly I did not binge stories, either in the form of books, audiobooks, or even series.
Toward the end of 2022 I started listening to more of the classics in audiobook format- my podcast player of choice has a nice library or Libravox recordings of books in the public domain.
And now it’s 2023 and I’ve been running through books I had piled on shelves, books in my Kindle library I hadn’t got to, even dusted off my library card.
So here’s what I’ve been reading, not counting scripture and audiobooks.
- The Constant Rabbit
- Pride and Prejudice*
- Old Man’s War
- The Ghost Brigades
- The Last Colony
- Zoe’s Tale**
- Written in my Heart’s Own Blood* (Outlander Book 8, because I couldn’t remember where anything left off)
- Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone (Outlander Book 9)
- All the Light We Cannot See
- Beneath a Scarlet Sky
- Too Much and Never Enough
- Where the Crawdads Sing
- The Eyes of the Dragon*
- They Were Her Property
- Aimless Love (New & Selected Poems)**
- The Handmaid’s Tale*
- The Paris Wife**
** still reading
So as you can see I have been back in a deep reading binge and I still have a not-insignificant pile of books on my Kindle that I purchased and did not not yet read plus a smaller stack of printed books I still want to get to (including the last two books in the Old Man’s War series).
Still at this rate I could be caught up in another month, soooo, any suggestions are welcome. (But I don’t read horror, so don’t bother recommending anything in that genre because I’ll just #SkipIt)