What I’m Reading: January 2017 Book Recommendations

With all the festivity of the holidays and a lot of hosting at our house, I didn’t have much time for reading in the month of December. Now that we’re settling back into our normal routine, I’ve been catching up on some good books. If you didn’t see last week’s post where I shared my selections for the 2017 Reading Challenge, be sure to check it out here.

Are you looking for a good book recommendation? Here's what I'm reading this month.

One of my reasons for taking part in the Reading Challenge is motivation. As much as I love to get lost in a great story, it can be easy to get out of the habit of reading. There are so many demands on my time during the day, and some nights I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to get through a few pages. Plus let’s be honest, sometimes at the end of a long day, Netflix wins the battle for my attention. Having a list of books that I hope to read by the end of the year will hopefully keep me motivated to make time for reading. read more

What I’m Reading: The 2017 Reading Challenge

If you read my 10 Goals for 2017 post, you know that one of my personal goals is to read 18 books this year. To clarify, I don’t want to just read 18 random books, but 18 specific books selected from categories outlined in the 2017 Reading Challenge from Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy. There are two tracks: Reading for Fun and Reading for Growth. I’m choosing a little of both.

18 books I'm planning to read for the 2017 Reading Challenge.

Reading for Fun

A book you chose for the cover: 

  • I haven’t picked this one yet but I’ll know it when I see it

A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:

A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit: read more

Summer Reading List – 2015

One of my favorite parts of summer is how life slows down a bit. We let go of the frantic mornings trying to get everyone out the door on time and in one piece (and not forget anyone’s water bottle like I did yesterday.) The list of obligations is a little shorter, and the long days of sunshine give the illusion of actually having more time. I love to create a summer reading list of books from my to-be-read pile.

Are you looking for some good books to throw in your beach bag this summer? Check out these titles I'm picking up this summer.

I’m excited to jump into some fiction since I’ve been reading mostly nonfiction for the past several months. I’ll circle back at the end of the summer and share my reviews. If you’re looking for some good suggestions, check out this post for some great options. A couple other spots where I always find a lot of great recommendations are my friend Kelsey’s blog The Unbook Club and Modern Mrs. Darcy. read more