My favorite book quote EVER is from Mark Twain –

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

So so so good. I feel like Mark is giving me the “shame on you” side eye if I’m not pushing myself to carve out time to read.



When I haven’t been reading I feel the lack. I feel it in my bones. It’s like there’s an itch in my brain that needs to be scratched. I need the new thoughts, the rich sentences, I need the fuel for my own creativity.



I need to learn and grow.

When I’m not reading it’s almost like my health suffers in similar ways to when I’m not taking care of myself physically… I am a very sensitive person who finds it almost impossible to maintain balance in life! But I do need to stay hydrated. I do need to get adequate sleep, even if that means maintaining my unapologetic title of “professional power napper.” I need to talk to my friends. I need to eat nourishing food. I need to exercise a little every day.

And I need to read.



I have six books on my “summer reading list,” all in various states of started, and mostly because spring was busier than I expected so I didn’t finish as many as I thought.

Also, I am not ashamed that I have six books I’m reading at once. I’m just not a monogamous book reader okay? Deal with it! 😉



So here’s my current reading stack, what’s yours?

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Between the World and Me
Big Magic
The Fountainhead
Burning Country
Finding God in the Waves
Becoming Odyssa


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