Hi everyone, I’m back! I took quite a long break on this blog since my life’s been pretty crazy. But now I want to start talking about one of my favourite things to do: reading.
I’ve always loved to read and I can’t count the many, many books I’ve read in my life. Since I started university in 2016 I have been reading slightly less in my free time. Since I’m studying two languages and literature definitely is a big part of the curriculum, most of what I read had been for uni. Some books I enjoyed, others I dreaded reading. And since i was reading books for uni, I just didn’t feel like grabbing a book to read in my free time as well. But in 2019 I told myself I would stop binging series on Netflix and instead take up reading in my free time again. And as soon as I started, I realized how much I had missed it.
I joined goodreads.com in 2019 and set my yearly reading challenge to 20 books. And I managed to do it! When I was younger I would have read 20 books in like 3 months. But with uni, studying abroad and my social life, I had to make space and time for reading once again. This (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/98699670-stefanie ) is my goodreads account, if you wanna follow me and be friends! I’d love to hear which books you love and recommend!
For 2020, I set the reading challenge to 20 books again. I’m hoping to read more than 20 books but I decided not to push myself too much. I also like to celebrate small successes. If I reach 20 books before the end of 2020, I’ll update the challenge and set it to a higher number. I’ll see how it goes. With the current situation and us self-isolating at home (thanks, Corona) I’ve had more time to read than before. I’m thus already 14 books into my 20 books challenge. Hopefully I’ll get to update the book challenge soon!
The last book I finished was “Und wenn es die Chance deines Lebens wäre?” by Caroline Vermalle. I absolutely loved it and 100% recommend it. Truly touching story with some lovely thoughts on happiness and family. If you get the chance to read it, you should! I sadly couldn’t find an English translation, but besides the French original and the German version I read, there is an Italian version as well! My rating for this book is a solid 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.
The next book I’m going to read is “Peter Pan” by J. M. Barrie, which has been sitting on my bookshelf for months now. Even though I know all the films (thanks Disney!) and TV shows, I never got around to read the actual classic story. I’m so excited for this book! What are you currently reading? Let’s geek out about books in the comments!
Love, Stefanie ❤️