In 2017, my goal is to read 36 books, 3 each month, 1 from each category of non-fiction, fiction and children’s literature. As we make it a point to have more read-aloud time in our home, I wanted to get a “head start” on some children’s books before we read them to our son. I didn’t read a lot growing up, but my husband did and I read more now. We want to make it a priority for our son. Even though we can’t make him love reading, we can introduce him to good books and make our environment more bent toward reading over choosing a screen.
Children’s Literature I’ve Read in 2017
Non-Fiction I’ve Read in 2017
(3) Big Magic – This book was on my “to read” list for a while, and I’m glad I read it. However, there was nothing life-changing in it for me because I am doing well in life right now making time to feed my creative side through this website and other craft hobbies.
(4) Hillbilly Elegy – My husband read and loved this book so I picked it up when I had a lull in waiting for library holds to come in. There is some language and hard stuff in it, but it’s super interesting and informative.
(5) Restless – This book was totally up my alley in that it had some journaling prompts throughout to help you come to a place where you’re not so restless in what you’re supposed to be doing with your life (if you find you’re in that spot).
(6) Wild and Free– I really liked this book- you can read the notes I took here. It made me really think about the places I’m putting God in a box of my expectations, and living life inside some expectations that were never put on me, or that were not put on me by God.