2019 in one post

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Hello there! I cannot believe that it’s been nearly a year since I’ve posted something on this blog. I guess I stopped posting here because it was easier to write shorter reviews and simply share then on Instagram. However, since a couple of months ago, I’ve been yearning to write again. Whether it’d be about books or random topics in general. Which got me thinking, why not start blogging again? Sure, times have changed (not being dramatic at all, lol). Social media has become the number one platform for content creation. But then again, there must still be people who read blogs right? Perhaps not the vast majority, but I can’t be the only one looking for genuine content outside of Instagram.

Which is why, regardless of all KPIs, I’ll be posting more often this upcoming year. There’ll be content I’ll want to share and write about in detail — and that’s what blogs are for.

Anyway, let’s return to the main topic of this blog: books. I think this year has been one of the years where I’ve bought more books but read less (way less than expected). Instead of being too hard on myself, I have to acknowledge the fact that there’s been a lot going on in my life lately (especially these last few months). And in several occasions, when I’ve had the time to read, I’ve preferred to practice yoga, go out for jogs or simply watch Netflix. I’ve had to give my mind some rest, and unfortunately, that meant reading less this year. However, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy reading the books I did.

Here’s what I read in 2019:

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Woman In the Window by A. J. Finn
  • Nocturnal by wilder
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Frankestein by Mary Shelley
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen
  • Emma by Jane Austen (not sure if I should include it in this list, I’m halfway through.

Last year, I read 17 books. That’s the most I’ve ever read. But once again, this isn’t a competition. Reading is something that should be enjoyed, simple as that.

‘Til next time!