Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Changes in my Reading Life #toptentuesday #orangecountyreads

It’s Tuesday and I’m joining the Artsy Reader Girl for this week’s prompt. It was challenging to come up with ten this week, but I did enjoy reflecting on the past year.

November 19: Changes In My Reading Life

(i.e.Maybe you like different genres or topics, maybe you read faster than you used to, maybe you only like standalones now)

  1. TOO MANY BOOKS, TOO LITTLE TIME – I used to force myself to finish books, and now I have no problem with a DNF! (Although I think I might try some of them at a later date.)
  2. BETTER TOGETHER – I found that I enjoy buddy reads of books that are intimidating in size or subject. It helps me with accountability and sticking with a dense or difficult topic.
  3. MULTITASKING LIKE A BOSS – I can read multiple books at the same time. As long as they’re different enough, I can have a buddy read, a Kindle book and a physical book going at the same time.
  4. CAN YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? – I started listening to my first podcast! I was drawn into The Bright Sessions instantly and binge-listened to it. It helped that the podcasts were short and the premise was interesting and fast-paced.
  5. QUANTITY AND QUALITY – I will read more books this year than last year. Last year I barely squeaked in with 99 books and this year I’m currently reading book 102!
  6. OPEN YOUR MIND – I will go to book signings even if I haven’t read the book. I enjoy listening to the author speak about their inspirations and writing styles.
  7. IS IT GETTING HOT IN HERE? I read more romance this year and was surprised at some of the more erotic scenes. I expect it from E.L. James but not necessarily Helen Hoang or Amy Hatvany.

What Hasn’t Changed:

  1. NAILS ON A CHALKBOARD – I still can’t listen to audiobooks. I keep trying but still haven’t been able to finish an entire book.
  2. SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE – Even the best buddy read can’t make me like horror. I don’t know what I was thinking when I agreed to read the new Stephen Chbosky, My Imaginary Friend!
  3. NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE – I still judge books by their cover! Most recently I picked up The Interestings by Meg Wolizter just because it had an eye catching cover, then it turned out to be amazing!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Upcoming TTT Topics

November 26: Thankful Freebie
December 3: Holiday Reads
December 10: Freebie
December 17: Winter TBR

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18 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Changes in my Reading Life #toptentuesday #orangecountyreads”

  1. I still have trouble with audiobooks, too.

    My TTT.

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz Avatar
    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I agree with not finishing books that you don’t like. That has been easier and easier to do as I have gotten older.

    1. There’s always another book to pick up!

  3. I dipped my toes a little in the romance genre this year and it makes me rethink when I read in public. I can have a very expressive face sometimes, haha.

    1. Same!! I know exactly what you mean!!

  4. Love this post! 🙂 I admire you for being able to multitask and read multiple books at a time, I’d love to be able to do that, too… maybe someday! and yay for reading more, you’re doing amazing 😀

    1. Thanks Marie! It’s all a work in progress, right?!

  5. I cannot do audio! I’m highly distracted and I spend too much time scrolling back to relisten. Recently I decided to listen to The Dutch House because Tom Hanks. ….. so I forced myself to listen only in the car because I Find I can focus on audio more when I’m driving. It went ok! But that was an exception!

    1. We are the same! I think I could listen to Tom though…

      1. He was the main reason I liked the read!

      2. I’m looking forward to his portrayal of Mr. Rogers!

      3. Yes! And I think Ove is still in the works. Then…..he is the captain in News of the World filming now! Did you read it!

  6. I can’t get into audiobooks, either. I tend to tune them out like background noise or the radio. I have the same problem with podcasts.


  7. I can’t do audiobooks, either. They make me go to sleep!

  8. I love this list. I wanted to do this TTT, but didn’t have time. I love audiobooks, but that is me. Different strokes and all that.

  9. I’m a huge multi-tasker too!

  10. I struggle with audiobooks as well. I think I’m just too visual. But I have gotten so much better at reading more than one book at a time. Great post!

    Here’s my TTT for this week!

  11. I’m became pretty good at reading multiple books at the same time too! well you know what i mean haha