I am now a quarter of the way through my reading adventure on reading, adventure! For those of you who have been following along on this adventure, thank you for checking in on my updates. That really means a lot to me (granted it’s not much of an adventure, it’s just reading books, but it’s really fun to call it an adventure). For those of you checking in for the first time, let me get you caught up.
Every month I am reading an adventure book and summarizing it through a popular TikTok and Instagram trend called a Book Aesthetic. As far as trends go, this one is really fantastic, as it puts a focus on reading books. Essentially, you read a book, use pictures to represent the story, set it to music, and keep it short enough to hold the attention of someone passing time as they scroll through a nearly endless mix of videos and memes.
For a more detailed explanation of the experiment HERE is my original intent.
The competition for attention is fierce, and overall, I would say that I am failing miserably. I’m in month three and have a total of about 150 views combined. That isn’t exactly viral status. However, in terms of personal success, I would say that I have already achieved what I set out to achieve. The first two books were absolute gems, and this month’s reading was no different.
No Picnic on Mount Kenya is spectacular, it’s extraordinary, and I think anyone/everyone would enjoy this book to pieces. I strongly recommend it, and if every other book I read throughout the rest of the year is a complete bust, the year will still have been a success based on my 1st three selections. If you are a fan of adventure stories, this book really needs to be on your shelf.
Of course, I’m not here to summarize the book, I am only here to share the Book Aesthetic. With that, here is my Book Aesthetic for Felice Benuzzi’s book No Picnic on Mount Kenya. (It doesn’t do this book justice, but it was still fun to piece it together)
For April I’m reading Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild. Feel free to join me in embracing this trend, or join me in reading along, or join me in both. I’d love to hear your thoughts on these books, and I would also love to hear your thoughts on how these short videos turn out.