My current personal goals are only to be matched by my lofty 2022 to be read book list! Here’s a sneak peek at my March 2022 TBR list!
January and February proved to be crazy months full of changes, growth, and the ever-reliable fact of life…chaos.
Post-winter break teaching has been a doozy, to say the least. Expectations and responsibilities are high in addition to a wave of classroom changes and escalated behaviors.
I’ve been fighting a losing fight of taking time for myself over the last month or so and enough is enough.
Last year, I shamelessly read everywhere and anytime I could. My Kindle (or phone Kindle app) was almost always in hand.
I read before work, after work, sometimes during work, in the shower (invest in the waterproof Kindle…trust me), and always before bed.
I listened to audio books on the drive to and from school, and oftentimes while I knit or painted.
Although I often listened to mindless romance novels, I did try and read books that are good for me. Ya know… like classics or biographies or “self-help.”
I often found myself dragging through those books in an effort to fit into the notion that you need to read books that are good for you and help develop new perspectives/understanding.
Most of the books I did read last year, however, were romance thrillers and mysteries. Those are 100% un-apologetically my favorite and I fully intend on reading more!
However, this year I am going to continue to try to read different genres of books to branch out more.
That being said, I am so sad to report that so far during 2022 I have not completed a single book. I did, however, start three books and two audio books (all of which I have included in my TBR).
After haphazardly throwing my goals in the wind for the last 50-some days, I decided to buckle down and get to reading!
And…I need to be held accountable…hence…this…
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU:
My March 2022 To Be Read Book List
1. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin
Steve Martin’s memoir tells the story of his ticket to fame through music, stand-up, and reflecting on the damage the entertainment community had on him.
I love stand-up comedy and in a brief search on Audible to find a new driving to work book, I stumbled upon “Born Standing Up.” I am very excited to listen to it!
2. Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
Dolly Alderton’s memoir tells her story of growing up, growing older, and learning to navigate friendships, jobs, loss, and love.
This book was recommended to me by one of my coworkers and I am currently reading it on my Kindle. So far, I love it! It feels like you are listening to the stories of an old friend.
3. The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch
Former assistant secretary of education, Diane Ravitch, brings light to topics such as restructuring schools, privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the multiplication of charter schools in the US.
A former professor recommended this book to me years ago and it’s been rolling over on my TBR book list forever, but I’m eager to read it!
4. A Gentle Reminder by Bianca Sparacino
Bianca Sparacino’s book “A Gentle Reminder” is a book of quotes and poems about self-love, acceptance, grief, love, and life.
I found this book at a local bookstore a while back and have yet to take the time to read through all the pages, but I feel like now is a perfect time!
5. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
My roommate has been pestering me for months to read this book and it has been sitting on my bedside table for ages so – hopefully – March will be the month I finish it!
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Kayden Hamlin is a full-time preschool teacher and graduate student. She is passionate about saving money, self-care and mindfulness, and child development! When not in a classroom, you’d most likely find her reading with a cup of tea in hand or knitting projects for her family and friends.