My three words for 2018 are detox, declutter, and self-care. All three, I hope, will affect my reading this year in positive ways.
With that in mind, here are the five e-book titles I “clicked” today:
1. 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal While I don’t usually spend time reading nonfiction, I’m hoping that “small steps” will help me further my goals this year. I tend to get overwhelmed by (and then ultimately abandon) big projects, unfortunately.
2. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
I’ve wanted to be a published author as long as I can remember. Like the book listed above, I’m hoping the “routine” and “focus” bits will help this gargantuan task become a manageable reality.
3. Nest by Terry Goodkind
As a fan of fictional thrillers, I can’t resist a cover with a striking center image–especially one so “vulnerable” as an eyeball. Not to mention, this compelling description on its Amazon page: “a complete reinvention of the contemporary thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human.”
4. Twisted by Andrew E. Kaufman
Another cover I couldn’t resist. Plus, any tale that starts with the protagonist, a psychiatric hospital psychologist, “overseeing a unit known as Alpha Twelve, home to the most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable” is right up my alley. The thin, tenuous line between sanity and insanity has always intrigued me. In asylum-themed works of fiction, I like determining which characters are actually the “good” ones. (Think Gothika, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, American Horror Story: Asylum, Shutter Island, etc.)
5. Obsession by Amanda Robson
This book purports to be a “page-turner,” and that’s what I’m looking for in a read these days. Currently priced at 99 pennies, I figured it was worth a look.