We Are Halfway Through the Year and I Have Made No Progress on My Reading Goal

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

I thought five books would be attainable. So far, I have not even made it halfway through one book. And that seems pathetic. And it's not because I don't want to read. I have Taylor Jenkins Reid's new book from last year sitting on my shelf ready to be opened. I have Barnes & Noble gift cards burning a hole in my wallet waiting to buy books, but not because I'm just not reading any, so why buy the books now when they're just gonna mock me sitting on my shelf.

However, I work 12 hour days and by the time I get home from work I barely have the brain capacity to pay attention to a YouTube video, let alone the written word. And weekends I'm trying to either catch up on errands or housework I don't have the energy to do over the week, or trying to go out and do things for fun because seeing movies and plays is self-care. 

I also don't want to start a book and take five months to read it. Because that is the exact situation right now. I started Brit Bennett's The Mothers in March and I am barely through the first third of it. I can only concentrate on two chapters at a time, and that's if I have the energy to read. But I am so tired and kind of burnet out right now, that it has just become impossible.

Here's hoping things pick up for me for the second half of the year, but at this point if I finish one book that would be an accomplishment.

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