I love to read. Ever since I was a kid, you could find me with a book in my hands curled up somewhere reading to my heart’s content.
As a mom, my reading time has been significantly cut back (slashed is probably a better word for it), and when I do manage to get some reading time, I am usually found asleep curled up with a book in my hands (or falling out of my hands).
I learned a couple of huge lessons this year as I worked my way through my reading list for 2017.
- Do not aim to read more books than I actually have time for.
- Keep my list small, and if I find that I read more books than are on the list, then yay for me!
This year my book list reflects devotionals I want to work my way through, goals that we are working towards as a couple, authors who will encourage me to slow down and remind me that it’s okay to live life in the slow lane, classic books I want to read with my children, and launches I’ll be a part of.
- A Year with Aslan: Daily Reflection from the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis and Julia L. Roller
- Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
- My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
- Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze
- Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze
- Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner
- At Home in This Life by Jerusalem Greer
- At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider
- The Eden Concept: Marriage God’s Way by Dana and Kimberly Williams (Book launch coming in February). I’ve had the privilege of viewing Kimberly’s book Home Discipleship: Much More Than ABC’s and 123’s, and I am excited to be a part of her launch team for her newest book which she and her husband have collaborated on.
- The Revolutionary by Kristen Hogrefe (Coming in March) I read The Revisionary last year and absolutely loved it. The story takes place in a dystopian era United States, but it is written from a Christian world view. The storyline kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end, I connected with the characters, and I could not wait to find out what happened to Portia (the main character and heroine of the story). So when Kristen reached out to me earlier this month, I immediately agreed to review her latest book. I cannot wait share this review with you! If you have teens who love dystopian based literature, this is definitely a series you want to look into.
Do you enjoy reading? What books do you have planned to work your way through this year? Feel free to share your reading recommendations in the comments. We would love to hear which books are on your bookshelf or nightstand. It may even give me a few more titles to add to my list!