Wednesday I shared that one of my goals is to read 100 books this year. For some some that sounds like a lot, and yes it is a big goal, but for me I think it is attainable. I know that I have shared many times before my love for books and I believe that we make the time for things we love most of all.
In my new monthly feature that I’m going to be rolling out in a few days, Book Notes I will share several book related thoughts including how I pick the books I read, making a reading plan, how I make the time to read, reading controversial books, and more.
Today I wanted to continue to kick off the New Year by sharing several books that I am super eager to get my hands on this year. These are books that I have had my eye on for a while or are already on my bookshelves but just haven’t had a chance to read yet, or have been recommend to read by others. Plus my Kindle is also loaded with a ton of books that I have been eagerly downloading when they were free or really cheap (there are several free Beth Moore that are still available!)
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Intentional Blogger by Nikki Hughes and Leigh Ann Daulton
I’ve had my eye on this one for a while and finally purchased a copy. I’m only one chapter in and am already in love with it. Nikki and Leign Ann are so encouraging! Not only do you get their eBook but you also get a whole file of downloadable forms to use as you plan and grow your blog and writing.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
This has been on my to-read list for a while and I’m reading it as part of a monthly women’s book club at church. We were supposed to read it last fall but it kept getting pushed back for several l reasons. We are FINALLY reading it this month and next and I am so excited.
I discovered Jeff Goins last year and I love his writing style and his approach to encouraging writers. I finally snagged a copy when it was on sale last fall.
I was planning on reading all of Jane Austin’s book anyway this year, then I found this book club and I thought what a fun way to read through her novels.
Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough by Justin and Trisha Davis
I recently read an interview by the authors and was so touched by their testimony. We live in a broken world where Satan loves to destroy strong, Godly marriages. I have read countless heartbreaking Facebook updates of breakups from couples who are believers but sin has won. I think this book will be a good reminder and motivator to keep up the fight.
Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn bu Melanie Shankle
Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load by Jen Hatmaker
After reading 7 and her blog, I am eager to read more of her books.
The Complete Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery
I read the first Anne book in college (I don’t know how my book loving self missed out on her when I was younger) and fell in love with her. I have wanted to read the rest of the collection ever since. The entire series is available on Kindle for only $0.99!
I’ve heard great things about this book, and I always gain so much from reading about prayer something I definitely need to be doing more of.
This will be the year when I read most of Nancy’s great books!
I’m making it a priority to read books about the craft of writing this year.
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard A. Swenson
I’ve only recently discovered Jon Acuff (where have I been?) and his blog makes me laugh and think like no one else.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lemont
Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning by Rebekah Lyons
Fit to Burst : Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic
I loved Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches so I have anxious to read her follow up book.
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
I’ve heard this one is almost as good as The Forgotten Garden so we’ll see. Reguardless I’ve been anxious to read Kate’s remaining two novels this year.
This is not the complete list of books that I want to read, that would be one LONG list, but just a sampling of books that I am really excited to start diving into.