February is almost over and I’m just now sitting down to write my reading list for 2019.
As I’ve been going through my physical book shelves and stacks and my ever growing TBR on Goodreads, I decided that there if I just start writing down all the books I want to read, the list will just go on and on and with no end in sight. I need to be a bit more intentional and about this.
My goal this year is to read 50 books. Considering the fact that I have physical titles I need to power through, a very healthy TBR, and books yet to be released or discovered, I’ve decided to carefully chose 35 titles for this list. These are books that I will make a point to pick up, leaving room for 15 discoveries and recommendations. Best case scenario, I surpass my goal and read more than 50 but for now, let’s just set up for success.
Oh, there are a few re-reads for my Classics Club List. Oh and this doesn’t include all the spiritual growth & Bible study books I want to get in this year too.
Oh, and some of these are books I’ve started at some point ages ago and never finished.
It is super hard for a book girl to chose only 35 but here we go!
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Listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name
- How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading//Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren
- Persuasion//Jane Austen
- Speaking American: A History of English in the United States//Richard W. Bailey
- Love That Lasts: How We Discovered God’s Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex//Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke
- Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything//Anne Bogel
- Kind is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously//Candace Cameron Bure
- Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life//Lara Casey
- The Life Giving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming//Sally & Sarah Clarkson
- Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read//Stanislas Dehaen
- Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Needs//Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
- The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain//
- Keeping a Quiet Heart//Elisabeth Elliot
- What to Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s Always Your Turn)//Seth Godin
- Their Eyes Were Watching God//Zora Neale Hurston
- The Feminist Mistake//Mary Kassian
- Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write with Confidence//William Kenower
- Bird By Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life//Anne Lamott
- Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking and Health//Dr. Caroline Leaf
- The Lexicographer’s Dilemma: The Evolution of ‘Proper’ English, from Shakespeare to South Park//Jack Lynch
- The Set Apart Woman: God’s Invitation to Sacred Living//Leslie Ludy
- Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
- The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work, and the Home//Carolyn McCulley & Nora Shank
- The Anne of Green Gables Series//L.M. Mongomery (8 Books for the Classics Club but I’m going to count it as 1 for the list)
- The Power of a Praying Wife//Stormie Omartian
- The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles//Steven Pressfield
- On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books//Karen Swallow Prior
- Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk//Jordan Raynor
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks//Rebecca Skloot
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn//Betty Smith
- Sacred Influence: How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of Their Husbands//Gary Thomas
- Anna Karenina//Leo Tolstoy
- None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different From Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing)//Jen Wilkin
- Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain//Maryanne Wolf
- Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital Age//Maryanne Wolf
- A Room of One’s Own//Virginia Woolf
What is on your reading list this this year? Anything you think I need to add to my TBR?