Reading Radar

On my radar this week:


Started the audiobook of Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Partially because I want to start off the year with something thoughtful, partly because I have a grudge against Brene Brown that I feel like I have to get rid of. I don’t know why. Anyway, I’m having some trouble focusing on it–I had to start the introduction over, and I keep having to go back a few minutes to relisten to what I just heard–but I’m hoping it will grow on me because seriously, I need to learn how to be more vulnerable and do some greatly daring things in my life.

What I really want to be reading:


I was planning to start this one on New Year’s Eve, but then the family party I went to ended up being interesting enough that I didn’t have to hide behind my Kindle. It would be a third reread for me in about as many years, but what can I say. It’s one of my favorite YA books. I’m trying to branch out from YA–hence the Brene Brown–but I have a feeling I’ll go back to it for this one soon.

Started but not likely to finish:


The premise sounded good, but it just hasn’t grabbed me. Sorry, universe. Might try it again later in the year, when I don’t have the pressure of “it’s the new year, you must read good, important books!” hanging over my head. I’m not the only one who feels that way, right?

2 responses to “Reading Radar”

  1. I’ve got Daring to Lead, Brene’s newest book, at the top of my TBR — let’s discuss in more detail. I’ve read three of her books and gave them decent star-ratings but to be honest, I don’t remember too much about them, so I need to refresh my memory.

    Also, I can’t believe how much re-reading you do. Nearly every time I reread something I’m disappointed in it, so I don’t do it all that often.


  2. I’ve read one or two of Brene Brown’s other books, too, and same thing – I liked them well enough but don’t really remember what I read. (I can’t even remember which ones and if it was one book or two.) They all seem to be sort of about the same thing to me, too. Maybe my grudge against her is justified!

    I do like to reread. I find it comforting. I also like to listen to the same songs for days, weeks, months at a time, over and over again.I even made a Spotify playlist to collect them (called “Songs I’m Obsessed with Right Now”), so I can just listen to that on repeat.


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I’m Victoria Griffith and I am enthusiastic about a LOT of things. Pine trees and mushrooms and the desert. Ocotillos, motorcycles, travel, and photography. Friendship and writing and books and surviving the love of your life’s terminal diagnosis. I blog about some of these things here, mostly about books and writing, but about the other stuff now and then too.

I was born in Paterson NJ, call Seattle WA my home, and spend the winters in the desert of Southern California. I try to get out to see as much of the world as time and money will allow. 

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