In the fantasy world, we are supposed to read 26 books a year. In reality, that may come out to about 3… and a few pages lacking. Why? Well, life gets in the way and we end up scrolling through The New Yorker or a digital magazine. Oh! You meant why are we suppose to read 26 books a year. Not only does reading help stimulate the brain, offers a break from digital devices, but come on, knowledge is key. There is a great article where Gino Sorcinelli describes the experience of reading 52 books in 52 weeks. Not only was it a certain stamp of failure, however, there was a pushing limit that seemed to inspire. Plus it is quite interesting how much our brains can soak in, with minimal time.
Here’s the article: How Many Books Should One Read In A Year?
On to three books to get you started for the month of April!
Sodom Road Exit – Amber Dawn
Taking place in the early 90’s, main character Starla Mia Martin has to return to the one place she doesn’t want to… home. Crystal Beach acts as this supernaturally abandoned world where Martin starts to uncover what is lurking around. As much as this book is about coming-of-age, it’s about that second act after Plan A & B merge into formidable Plan C. What haunts Crystal Beach, or is Starla’s own mind causing the stir?
The Opposite of Hate – Sally Kohn
Yes, Sally Kohn from CNN debuts her first novel! This book eyes the middle ground as both political sides come rearing in. If you’re in the mood for a collective, informative, yet thought-provoking venture down the rabbit hole of politics since 2016, by all means.
Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist – Meredith Goldstein
Ever feel as if you’re giving advice to others, yet that same advice should be put to use in your own life? Meredith Goldstein throws the hat in and gives us what we want. A collective book with all of her reader’s favorite advice stories.