What I've Read | 2018 to Jan 2020 {pt.2}

VIRGINIA WOOLF - "The only advice … that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to your own conclusions. If this is agreed between us, then I feel at the liberty to put forward a few ideas and suggestions because you will not allow them to fetter that independence which is the most important quality that a reader can possess. After all, what laws can be laid down about books? The battle of Waterloo was certainly fought on a certain day; but is Hamlet a better play than Lear? Nobody can say. Each must decide that question for himself. To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries. Everywhere else we may be bound by laws and conventions — there we have none."
Hello there! Well here I am with part 2 of a post that was written/posted in 2018 and was reposted HERE.  I'm going to share few of the books I'm currently reading/listening too. If you would like to see my full list of books read to want to read visit my Goodreads profile.

LISTENING & READING: (no affiliation to any of the Businesses provided in links) 

Audio Books 
  • Magpie Murders (love a good who done it)
Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.
  • If You Tell (I finished this one the other day. WARNING this book is very disturbing)
No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Gregg Olsen's shocking and empowering true-crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother's house of horrors...

  • The Haunting of Hill House (read this a long, long time ago, decided to read again)
Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own.

  • Cozy Minimalist Home: more style, less stuff

Cozy Minimalism isn’t about going without or achieving a particular new, modern style. Nope. It’s simply a mindset that helps you get whatever style YOU LOVE with the fewest possible items.You want a warm, cozy, inviting home, without using more resources, money, and stuff than needed. Why use more if you don't have to?

  • Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body & Soul 
Melissa Michaels wants to show you how meaningful it can be to live a life that nurtures both your home and body. By making a series of small, intentional choices—from what you bring into your home to how you shape your daily habits and mind-sets—you can create a more rejuvenating environment that equips you to go into the world and accomplish all you set out to do.

Finally a book that's more for reference...Last year I was reading an article or post somewhere, can't remember where and I apparently didn't save it, but a book was mentioned that peaked my curiosity; I clicked the link, read the summary and bought this book HERE (no affiliation)

Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.
Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage.

When I  received the book I quickly scanned it and in the back of the book is a checklist of all the books mentioned within. I grabbed a pencil and started checking off the books I've read. After that I started reading, plus making a "bucket list" of the books that I was interested in reading. My goal, starting alphabetically, is to read one book off my list every month until complete. I'm going to try to borrow as many books as I can, if not,  then I will buy second hand and then donate them when finished.

Back in February, after neglecting my goodreads profile for almost two years I decided it was time to give it some much needed attention. I'm slowly adding the books on my bucket list. So I will have a paper copy and a digital copy also.

What do you think about a reading bucket list? Have you read any of the above books? Are you interested in any of the above books?

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