At the begining of 2018, I set a goal to read 20 books that I already own and haven’t yet read.
I haven’t made much progress with that goal. Ahem.
So this month (and probably next month as well), I planned to read a couple of books off my shelf to get going on that goal. Two of the three books I read this month were on that list – progress!
Here’s what I read in June 2018. Read on to find out what books I’ve owned and ignored for a long time. 😉
The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Yes. It’s true. I’D NEVER READ THE HOBBIT UNTIL THIS MONTH. I have owned all of The Lord of the Rings books for YEARS and have never read any of them. I know this is unforgivable to some of you. I fully repent. (I’ve seen the movies and think they’re great…as if that redeems me somehow. Ha!)
It just so happens that I loved the Hobbit and now understand why so many people are obsessed with the books. 🙂 I TOTALLY GET IT.
The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy Sayers
The Lord Peter Wimsey series was recommended by a few people I follow on Goodreads, so I bought this ebook (it’s #11 in the series) last year when it was on sale for $.99.
It’s a British mystery. I don’t mind a good British mystery, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I think I liked the main character. I don’t really feel like I got to know him that well, but he seemed likeable.
The story just felt like it got REALLY bogged down in details and descriptions. I actually lost interest in the plot before I was even halfway through the book.
This is one of the books I’ve owned a while and committed to read this year, so I plodded through it to get it off my list…otherwise I probably would have abandoned it. Which I rarely do. I really wasn’t that into it.
Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder – Volume One: One Wisdom and Virtues
I picked up this little book on our trip to the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, SD. I knew I wanted to buy a book as a souvenir from the gift shop, and this little collection of writings just called my name. When I read the quote on the back of it, I knew this was the book for me.
We are all busy, but what are we living for anyway, adn why is the world so beautiful if not for us? The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lives. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lots of memorable thoughts to ponder and get inspiration from in this collection. I also enjoyed reading some non-fiction by Wilder; I’m so familiar with the Little House series but haven’t really read anything else by her.
I thoroughly enjoyed this quick little read and would love to read the other two volumes in this series.