How many books do you read per month?

For me it varies greatly. When I was in my PhD program, there were times I’d have to read about a book a day. Now that I’m done, I find that some months it’s a struggle just to get through one.

I’ve decided, however, to get through at least five books per month. To make it more interesting I came up with five categories: 1. The book from Marilyn Monroe’s shelf; 2. History; 3. Just for fun; 4. Re-read; 5. Random vintage book.

So for July 2020, I will be reading

5. Random Vintage Book

Miss Pickerell Goes to the Moon by Ellen MacGregor and Lora Pantell

This book has been on my shelf for a while (not going to lie, I loved the cover, which is why I have it) and I haven’t read it. Might be fun to read a children’s book.

4. Re-read

Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien

I actually started to reread this last month, so it is perhaps cheating of me to put it here, but I only read about a chapter or so. I’d like to reread Tolkien’s works before the Amazon series.

3. Just for Fun

Fledgling by Octavia Butler

Vampires—need I say more?

2. History:

Alone with Me: A New Autobiography by Eartha Kitt

Who doesn’t love Eartha Kitt???

1: Book from Marilyn Monroe’s Shelf:

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

It seemed only fitting that this book be the Marilyn Monroe book of the month with all of the BLM activism. I’ll be exploring Marilyn’s own positions and activism for racial equality during this month as well.


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