When was the last time you got completely lost in a great book?

For me, it was the Amanda Bouchet’s the Kingmaker Chronicles. The covers looked so cheesy sitting on the shelf, but people kept telling me the series was amazing, so I finally picked them up.

And woah! I got lost in their depths. Greek Gods, sexy romance, twists and turns. It was great! If you love romance and mythology, I highly suggest picking up a copy of the first book in the series, A Promise of Fire.

Here are some of the other books I loved in 2019:

I read 63 books this year. 63! I can’t believe it. Obviously, I can’t list all 62 here, so check out my Goodreads for a complete list.

Reading is one of the greatest ways to improve as a writer. How often do you read? Here are my top 3 tips for making more time to read:

  1. Set a concrete goal. Whether it’s 1 book a month or 1 book a week, having a goal will help you make time to read. I set my goal evey year using the Goodreads Challenge. It’s helped me go from 6 books my first year doing the challenge to 63 books in 2019!
  2. Incorporate audiobooks into your daily routine. I HIGHLY suggest buying your audiobooks through Libro.fm. It’s the same price as Audible, but you own the files, so you can share them with friends, and your purchases support a local independent bookstore of your choosing — two things Audible doesn’t let you do. You can try it out with a free audiobook using this link.
  3. Bring your friends in to help. My coworkers and I set up a monthly book club. My sister and I compete for who can read the most books each month. Having other people help keep me accountable to reading is one way I get so many books finished each year.

So, how many books are you going to read in 2020?

Whatever your goal, I’m here to cheer you on.

With love and reading glasses,

Lauren

P.S. I’ve said it before, but I’m going to keep saying it, audiobooks are the best way to fit more reading into your life. And Libro.fm is the best place to get your audiobooks. The best part is, you can share your files with friends, encouraging them to read more as well. It’s a win-win. Sign-up for your free audiobook today.

Some of the above links are affiliate links, which means I get a % if you buy something using that link. But rest assured, I only suggest things I absolutely love.

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