A few years ago, Luke and I did a huge reading challenge and ended up reading over 50 books. A feat I never, ever dreamed of completing! It created a newfound love for reading in me. It was like going to school on my terms and learning new things about myself, history, and the world, all the while enjoying a good story or two just for the fun of it. The next year, I created my own reading challenge, hoping to travel the globe through books, but I had to make a huge pit stop when we found out we were expecting number five and had to relearn how to live life in our passport country. Basically my brain turned to mush and I quit reading for a while. Last year, I probably started twice as many books as I finished and I realized that a structure and goals were crucial for me to be intentional in my reading.
This year, I am committing to fewer books (just 12 - one per month!) on more specific topics that I am really interested in learning more about.
So here we go :
1. A Book about Education/Homeschooling
2. A Book about Biblical Prophecy
3. A Book about Honor/Shame
4. A Book Someone Recommends
5. Biography of a Christian Woman
6. A fiction book from a country I don't know anything about.
7. A Historical Non-fiction
8. A Fun Book!
9. A Book about Health/Nutrition
10. A Commentary on Colossians
11. Free Fiction
12 Free Non-fiction
This month I started "Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon" for category #5. I'd also like to read "The Weight of Glory" by CS Lewis for category #4, which my dad recommended to me a year ago.
To keep track of everything, and to motivate me to finish, I've created a Reading Log in my new 2019 Bullet Journal. I know I'm a bit late to the bullet journal fad, but so far it is rocking my world. Maybe more about that later.
What are you reading this year. Do you have any suggestions for great books that would meet my reading goals this year?
Luke and I are married and have four little munchkins that travel the world with us. I blog about living overseas, travel, kids, education and graphic design.
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