Right before November started I legit had in mind I was going to read 4 maybe five books. If you’ve checked out my YouTube channel then you see where I selected a few books for “Nonfiction November” because I was used to getting through 5 books at the most a month. I usually stick to my TBR list but this month, after the second book, I began to get bored with the non fiction genre and decided to just go with the flow of my intuition.
It was only the wisdom of a wonderful woman who runs the book club I am now a part of, Paperbacks and Merlot check us out on all social media platforms, she gave me the advice of not sleeping on audiobooks. She told me that she has the luxury of being able to listen at work while she is working. This turned the thinking light in my head on.
I then began to juggle between my physical books, Kindle books, and audio books. I start with my kindle book in the morning between the time I finish getting ready and the time I have set to get my son ready for school. I always get up an hour and 30 minutes before its time for him to wake up just so I can have that me time to read or what have you. I then use my breaks and lunch at my job to listen to my audiobook. Sometimes when I’m not busy doing actual work, I will continue to listen to whatever book I have chosen just to get as far as I can in whatever book. When I am home and have a timely task like doing my hair or cleaning the kitchen I turn on my audiobook. It takes me around 3 to 4 hours to do my hair and that’s usually half if not 75% of a book
I save my physical books for night caps. It’s usually the last thing I am looking at before bed. I just like the ambiance of a glass of white wine and having a book in my hand turning the pages. I imagine myself in a paradise type setting looking out into the ocean with some mountains around. Hell, I even turn on my favorite sounds of the ocean album just to get into the visualization. Sort of like Hawaii I would assume. I’ve never been so I can only go by the pictures I’ve seen. Look, don’t be over there judging me. We all have our thing.
November’s book choses were:The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X & Alex Haley
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
A Mighty Love by Anita Doreen Diggs
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Who Killed My Husband by Michelle Stimpson
Relief of Belief: Brace Yourself for better by Sophia Kaankuka
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People by Ben Crump
I hope this post has turned on your thinking cap and given you some type of idea as to how you could implement more reading in your schedule. I’m excited to see what December will bring. Probably not as much since it is a big holiday month, but we shall see. Until next time.