At the first of the year, many bloggers were setting their “reading” goals for the year and it intrigued me.
It sounded like something I wanted to do and it would be a pretty easy goal since I love to read. But then I thought about it more.
Those lists of books were overwhelming.
How could I ever know what books I should read for a year ahead of time? God places books in front of me that I need. Often ones I wouldn’t normally pick up but he knows when & what I need to read.
My word of the year “Progress” chose itself this year. I just need to move forward and not set hard and fast goals.
Instead of a reading goal this year, I am keeping a reading log. I want to know what I have read each month. I want to challenge myself on the kinds of books I’m reading. More biographies, more nonfiction. This month I didn't avoid nonfiction. I started two nonfiction books and finished one(a record!). Plus I read a bunch of fiction books too!
January’s Reading Log
One goal I had when I decided I was ready for hip replacement surgery in December was to read all the Harry Potter books and watch the movies with the kids. I finished the last book at the beginning of January and we’ve just got one movie left to watch.
Harry Potter & Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling
Final book in series. Conclusion of tale of betrayal and devotion in the fantasy world of wizards battling good and evil.
The Warrior by Joyce Swann
Fiction book about a prayer warrior who prays for man she doesn't know for 10 years.
NON Fiction! Writing a Novel with Scrivner by David Hewson
I was looking for some answers on how to use Scrivner so I tackled this shorter book to find the answers but I FINISHED it!
Uprooted by Novik Naomi
Not sure where I ran across this book but it was a breath of fresh air. A different plot and story. One R rated scene romance scene between main characters. Another battle of good & evil in a fantasy setting.
Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings
A light quick read. No surprises in this Christian romance.
Storm Clouds Rolling In by Ginny Dye
The first in a series of Historical Fiction books that center around one family. This book was set in the years right before the American Civil War began. The main character struggles through loosing her mother, becoming a woman, falling in love and deciding her heart lies on the issue of slavery. Excellent book.
Random Acts of Murder by Christy Barritt
I laughed through this book of mishaps & murder. Again no big plot twists but a fun read.
Current In Progress Books
Non Fiction! Desperate: Hope for the Mom who needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson
Honestly I started this a few weeks ago. It is GOOD but I can't seem to read more than one chapter at a time. Lots of encouragement for a weary mom. Goal is to finish this in February!
A Marriage of Convenience by Debra Lynn CollinsA Christian romance.