Okay so when I was a kid I could read literally endlessly and like as I became an adult I read less, sort of because I had less time but in the last couple of years I have barely been reading at ALL. I used to be able to meet like a 35 book yearly reading challenge on Goodreads and this year I set FIFTEEN and I’m not going to make it.
The issue isn’t that I don’t WANT to read, like, I really want to read. Some of it is I read more nonfiction than I used to and it REALLY makes my mind wander so I’ll read a paragraph and then think about it for half an hour and then realize it’s been 45 minutes and I’ve read a paragraph, so it’s just slower. But I’m also not finishing books the way I used to, which is weird, like I have a BUNCH of novels in progress right now that I just can’t stay interested in? Or I’ll start a novel and I’ll struggle to read it for weeks until I get to the last third of the book and then I read the rest in a day.
I don’t know what I’m looking for here. Has anyone else had this experience? Does anyone have tips on reading more with ADHD? I also can’t do audiobooks because I HATE the way people sound when they read out loud; I don’t know why. I like podcasts fine but if someone is reading a book I can tell and it makes me want to rip my hair out. Sorry this is a long post!! But let me know if you have advice, I miss reading