Two book posts in one week? Clearly I’m on a book kick.
One of my big new year’s resolutions is to read more books. I have always been a voracious reader, but over the past few years I haven’t carved out as much time to read. Our bookshelves are over-flowing and I am committing to reading more in 2013.
I have been so inspired by my friend Crystal who read more than 130 books in 2012. Holy smokes! I loved her post about how she finds time to read.
She’s a mama of 3 and a full-time blogger, so I figure if she can carve out time to read, I can too.
I hope to read 30 books this year, which works out to just 2.5 books a month. I figure 30 books + scrapbooking should keep me pretty darn happy.
Here’s a list of the books I know I want to read. I’m sure there will be more added to the list – and others that don’t get read. I’m okay with that.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home
Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Spiritual Rhythm: Being with Jesus Every Season of Your Soul
The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity
Parenting the Way God Parents
Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
The Good Life for Less: Giving Your Family Great Meals, Good Times, and a Happy Home on a Budget
Beyond Ordinary: a he said, she said memoir
The Money Saving Mom’s Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year
A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough
A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master”
Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace
Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life
Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood
Lucia, Lucia: A Novel
Big Stone Gap
Gone Girl: A Novel
Shadowbrook: A Novel of Love, War, and the Birth of America
City of Glory: A Novel of War and Desire in Old Manhattan
City of God: A Novel of Passion and Wonder in Old New York
The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
Loving Frank: A Novel
The Elephant Keeper
Each month I plan to update you on the books I have read. This will help me to meet my goal + hopefully encourage you to pick up some good books.
Writing this list has gotten me so excited to get reading.
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? What books would you recommend that I add to the list?
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