I've always loved to read. Walking into a library, I feel like I'm home. Visiting a book store, I can't believe all the possibilities waiting for me. Reading has always been such a big part of my life and it's where my heart is as a teacher first and now a mom. But this past year, I didn't read all that much, unless you count scrolling through my phone. Social media has become a mindless pastime. And the more I scroll, the less I read real books.
One of my goals for 2019 is to rediscover my love of reading by making time to read actual books. I am deeply appreciative of Carrie Gelson, who is such a reading inspiration and has put together the #MustReadin2019 community. Visit Carrie at her site, There's a Book for That, to learn more about setting your own reading goals in 2019.
To make my goals, I'm starting first with the books I've bought and haven't read yet. There are many, sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to pick them up. I've also asked friends for recommendations. Some books are geared for children (middle grade novels/ YA books) and others are meant for adults. Some are just for fun, some are to improve my teaching, and others are to inspire my life.
Here are the books I plan to read in 2019:
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (publishing in March)
Party Girl by Rachel Hollis
This Life I Live by Rory Feek
Open a World of Possible edited by Lois Bridges
Lions and Liars by Kate Beastly
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
Writers are Readers by Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth
The Writing Teacher's Companion by Ralph Fletcher
When In Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hildebrand
UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michelle Borba
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Browne
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner
Breakout by Kate Messner
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Bridget Jones- Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Pie by Sarah Weeks
24 books feels like a reasonable goal....2 books a month.
What books are you hoping to read this year?