Matt bought me all these books for Christmas. I'm so obsessed with Duck Dynasty I actually screamed when I opened the present with the book inside. I love Si and Jase. If you've never watched the show, please set aside like 12 hours to watch the series in its entirety and prepare to laugh until you cry. I've turned like 30 people onto the show and I've never met someone that doesn't like it.
Part of my 26 Before 26 goal was to read 150 books which at the time was roughly one book per week. I think I'm just about halfway there. One book per week is totally doable if I'm reading easy-ish novels, but I think it's really important to read classics. I remember when I read Pride and Prejudice, I was like, there's a character in here named Mr. Darcy and this story is just like Bridget Jones' Diary... what the hell? Then I realized I'm an idiot. I never want to have a moment like that again. Even though a super easy beach read is important once in a while, I decided, for me, quality is way more important than quantity. So I try to read at least half as much classic literature as modern, but they usually take me at least twice as long. I'm pretty sure Jane Eyre took me like 5 weeks.
That's why I made my goal for January to read 2 books instead of 4 because I figured if I was trying to read a classic it might take me a while. I actually completed my goal on January 2nd because I read Wonder and Duck Dynasty in a couple hours each. Wonder is an incredible YA book that I think everyone should read. Then I read Northanger Abbey which I think is the most underrated Jane Austen novel. I'm juuuust about finished with Persuasion which is probably my least favorite of Jane Austen's books, although I haven't read Mansfield Park yet.
For February, I want to try to keep up with 4 books for the month. I haven't fully decided what I want to read, but I'm thinking Cloud Atlas and The Joy Luck Club so far. If anyone has book suggestions, I always love to hear them!