Thursday, January 05, 2012

My 2012 Book List

I love to read....SO much. But, since having kids I haven't made the time to do it. Or, if I do read I will pick up a really quick (and usually mindless) fiction book. Well, since I don't want my mind to go to mush and I am all about pushing myself to learn more this year I thought I would take up with Crystal from Money Saving Mom's idea and come up with a list of 12 non-fiction books that I want to read completely this year.  I thought it would be hard to come up with 12 books, especially non-fiction, since I haven't read many in a long time but honestly, I am finding that instead of having too few books on my list, I am having to whittle down and cut some out. I'm including the ones that didn't make the first cut in case I get through the first 12 and need more to read. In fact, I've even made a 24 in '12 list in case I get on a roll with this reading thing.

One of the things I've been really working on is scheduling a time each day to read. Sound stuffy? I don't think so. If I don't plan that I will read, for instance, the thirty minutes before I go to bed each night, I will simply fill that time up with other "stuff"...mindless tv or mindless internet surfing usually. Therefore, I am really going to stick to my reading time each day. I have to or I won't make it through my books!!!

I've written my books by month and also just as a general list of books to read. I'm not sure which is going to work better for me. Here is my month version...but I know myself well enough to know that I just might probably will skip around and change the order. It's the rebel in me. ;)

Without further adieu:
*If it is crossed out, I've read it*
*Two months have more than one book...yeah I know....;) again, the rebel*

Tell Your Time - Ebook (I actually just finished this one, it's way short and an easy read and I have learned SO much about my time....I'm hoping to do a little review here on this blog about what I've learned soon!)

Money Saving Mom's Budget - Crystal Paine

Made To Crave - Lysa TerKeurst
Dancing on My Ashes - Heather Gilion, Holly Snell (my friend Kelly suggested it so I know it will be a good one)

Erasing Hell - Francis Chan

Kisses From Katie - Katie Davis


Bringing Up Girls - James Dobson

Ministry of Motherhood - Sally Clarkson

Love and Respect - Emerson Eggerichs

15 Minutes Outside - Rebecca Cohen

Jesus + Nothing = Everything - Tullian Tchividjian

Bringing Up Boys - James Dobson

These are just the books that I am for sure planning on reading this year. My hope is that I will be able to read many, many more since I am focusing my attention on reading and learning and growing this year. What about you? Are there any books you think I should add to my growing "I hope to read" pile?

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