One of my favorite things to do at the start of a new year is to make a reading list. I hadn’t posted my reading list for the year yet because I was having trouble putting the books I want to read into a list. I was trying to pick one non-fiction and one fiction book for each month of the year, but I realized that I don’t like having that much structure in my list. Plus, my fiction choices are often based on what looks appealing to me when I’m at the library, or recommendations from friends, family or other bloggers, or what’s free or cheap on Kindle!
So, I’ve finally decided that I’m just going to list the non-fiction books that I want to read throughout this year, and I’ll choose the fiction books as I go. Some of these books are leftover from last year, but I want to get them read so I’m adding them to my list again!
I’m also planning to post and link up with Mandi at Life Your Way’s Weekly Reads Book Club once a month, to update what I’ve
been reading, and to help keep me accountable.
My 2013 Reading List
Forgotten God by Francis Chan
The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller
Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans
The Other 8 Hours by Robert Pagliarini
Platform by Michael Hyatt
Start by Jon Acuff (Releases April 2013)
Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
7: An Experiemntal Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
Green Mama by Tracey Bianchi
I’ve been reading Forgotten God this month and it’s really good, but it’s my first time reading a non-fiction book on Kindle on my iPhone and it’s definitely been a transition for me to not have the actual book in my hands. I feel like I comprehend what I’m reading better when I read the words on a page as opposed to a screen. But, I got this book free on Kindle awhile back, so I can’t really complain about that!
I also started The Other 8 Hours this week from the library. It’s an interesting read, but not anything too revolutionary at this point, especially after already reading, and really enjoying, 168 Hours by Laura VanderKam last year. But, I’m going to finish reading it because I’m sure that I can glean some nuggets of wisdom from it.
Finally, I was looking for a historical novel to read on my iPhone Kindle and came across Tanglewood Plantation by Jocelyn Miller when browsing on Amazon. It was cheap, so I got it and read it in just a couple of days. It’s not the most well written book, but the story is pretty interesting to follow along with and kept me engaged and entertained. I really enjoy historical fiction and would love your recommendations for more of those books I should read!
If you’ve read any of the books on my list I’d love to hear your thoughts on them! Do you have any book recommendations I should add to my reading list this year?
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