Book Binge

Research is a very important part of being a writer. Or at least that is what I’m telling myself after my latest round of book-binging.

No joke, I’ve read a book almost everyday for the past month. 28 books. That is how many I’ve read just in May. there were only three days I didn’t order a book on my Kindle. Then there was that day I bought 3. And read them all that day.

Now keep in mind I work 40 hours a week, have a toddler, and I started writing a new book in addition to editing The Arrangement. So basically I didn’t sleep at all in May. Other things that didn’t happen this month because of my habit: no laundry got folded (cleaned, just not folded), the house never got picked up, I watched almost no TV (good thing), no home-cooked meals for my son and husband, and I didn’t call my mom nearly as much as I should have (sorry Mom!).

This 100% what I look like when I read. No, really. Stop laughing!

This 100% what I look like when I read. No, really. Stop laughing!

So for June I’m going to try and cool it a little on the books. As much as I love being a bookworm and escaping into a good story, I need to remember that there is a world outside my Kindle. Here is my goal for this month: no more than 1 book a week (hold me), and I want to read at least 1 actual physical book with paper and a cover and everything (gasp). Things I hope to accomplish instead of reading: getting my son out into the sunshine more often, more writing, stop ordering take out so much and talk to my mom way more. Still won’t fold laundry though.

What is your record for most books read in one month? Let me know in the comments!

Curious what books I read this month? Take a look:

  1. Dirty Deeds, Lorelei James
  2. Running With the Devil (The Running Series Book 1), Lorelei James
  3. Unraveled: The Mastered Series, Lorelei James
  4. Unwound: The Mastered Series, Lorelei James
  5. Bound: The Mastered Series, Lorelei James
  6. Onyx: A Lux Novel, Jennifer L. Armentrout
  7. Obsidian (A Lux Novel Book 1), Jennifer L. Armentrout
  8. Me Before You: A Novel, Jojo Moyes
  9. Insatiable 2, JD Hawkins
  10. Insatiable, J.D. Hawkins
  11. Show Me How (It’s Kind Of Personal Book 2), Anna Brooks
  12. Until Lilly: Until Lilly (Until Series Book 3), Aurora Rose Reynolds
  13. Who’s the Boss? & Her Perfect Stranger, Jill Shalvis
  14. Never Never: Part Two, Colleen Hoover
  15. Until Trevor (Until Series Book 2), Aurora Rose Reynolds
  16. Until November (Until Series Book 1), Aurora Rose Reynolds
  17. The Friend Zone (Game On Book 2), Kristen Callihan
  18. The Hook Up (Game On Book 1), Kristen Callihan
  19. Fair Game (The Rules Book 1), Monica Murphy
  20. The Mistake (Off-Campus Book 2), Elle Kennedy
  21. The Deal (Off-Campus Book 1), Elle Kennedy
  22. The Mad Tatter, J.M. Darhower
  23. Leah (Carter Book 2), R.J. Lewis
  24. Carter, R.J. Lewis
  25. PUCKED (The PUCKED Series Book 1), Helena Hunting
  26. Sincerely, Carter, Whitney Gracia Williams
  27. Be with Me: A Novel (Wait for You Book 2), J. Lynn
  28. Wait for You, J. Lynn

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