Reading goals with reviews and highlights

June 5 is the 156th day of the year so that means we are getting closer to the halfway mark that we will officially reach on July 1st. At the beginning of this year, I set a goal on Goodreads to complete 30 books and I’m already more than halfway finished. Yay me!

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I have enjoyed almost every book I have read so far this year except for the John Grisham book. I have started 2 other books that I decided to quit and I’m proud of myself for that. I used to force myself to finish reading anything I started and then I realized that life is just too short to read things you don’t enjoy! I seem to be getting better at picking out books for myself because I have found so many great ones this year.

Here’s how I have rated my books:

5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

Craft a Life You Love: Infusing Creativity, Fun & Intention into Your Everyday



4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals

Damn Delicious Meal Prep: 115 Easy Recipes for Low-Calorie, High-Energy Living (Yes, I count cookbooks because I read them from cover to cover)

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering

Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave

3 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

2 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️

The Reckoning by John Grisham

I’m glad that reading is part of my life. It definitely helps me be a more creative and happy person!