A new year means a new book list!
I’m a pretty happy camper when I’ve got a good book to look forward to each evening. I do most of my reading in the bath tub; it’s the perfect way to wind down from the day. With bath salts. And wine. Or coconut water. I aim to read a chapter or two before settling in for a night of writing or bedtime and it’s just so rejuvenating to escape into another world or learn something new. Books, I love you.
Last year I read 40 books. I’m still so impressed with that since 12 was my goal. I practically read a book a week! I mean, kind of. Much closer to a book an week than a book a month. This year, I’m guessing I’ll fall somewhere in the middle since I’ve got a wee one hanging with me in the evenings now … 2 books a month perhaps? Maybe a few extras after I add in ones book club selects.
And now, here’s what I’m planning to read throughout 2016!
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
The Crown (Selection Series #5) by Kiera Cass
Wifey by Judy Blume
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard — which could very likely result in Queen Song, Cruel Crown, and Glass Sword
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Taylor
Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons
A Fireproof Home For the Bride by Amy Scheibe
Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth
Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way To Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel
Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer by Micha Boycott
Day After Night by Anita Diamant
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin
Oh, and here is a confession. Last year, I gave up on 2 books. I just couldn’t make my way through Watermelon by Marian Keyes and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. They have officially been abandoned. Below is a list of a few books I started and do actually intend to finish up. What can I say, it’s slow going for me when it comes to non-fiction these days.
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon
Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture by Shannon Hayes
A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans
The Fringe Hours: Making Time For You by Jessica N. Turner
What are you planning to read this year? I’m always adding book ideas to my Goodreads list, so let me know what’s on your radar!
And, if you want to follow along with my reading adventures on Instagram, I’ve got all past and current books tagged with #thatmamareads!
Laura Burns says
Oh I’ve read both Radical Homemakers and A Year of Biblical Womanhood… liked them both, but I have no intention of living either one out haha!
Bri Runde says
I set a goal to read 12 books this year just to get back in the habit of one of my favorite hobbies. So excited to see how it goes. I may refer back to your list when I need ideas. :-)
Scott and Jamie Durham says
Found is a phenomenal book.
Lindsay Ingalls says
I am in love with Call The Midwife and now I need to read the books.
SK Bell says
Great list! I loved The Last Anniversary, Fringe Hours, and the Call the Midwife books. I abandoned The Happiness Project too and I have Three Wishes, Interrupted, and Raising Cain on my lists too =]