2017 Goals: Read More!

At the beginning of 2017, I set some personal goals that I wanted to accomplish this year. Now that we are more than half way through the year I figured it’s a good time to review my goals, evaluate my progress, and make adjustments, if necessary. For the next few weeks, I will be sharing a reflection on each goal. 

Goal 1: Read at least 6 books by the end of the year 

I love to read, but after having Jaden, the amount of time I had to dedicate to reading declined. At the start of this year, I wanted to rekindle my love for reading. I figured aiming to read at least 6 books was a reasonable goal. So far this year I have completed 3 of the books on my list. Below you will find my 2017 reading list. My list is composed of both fiction and non-fiction books, some that I received as a gift and others that I have had for a while, but have not had a chance to read. 

2017 Reading List 

27 Revelations by Harlow Hayes – 27 Revelations is Harlow Hayes’ debut novel. I had to pleasure of reading an advanced copy of this book at the beginning of the year. It was definitely a page turner that I truly enjoyed. 

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney – I was given this book as a gift this past Christmas. I read this one a few months ago and I truly enjoyed it. I love thriller and suspense novels and this one did not disappoint. 

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight –  This book was also a Christmas gift. I finished reading this book this past week while on vacation. This book was an easy read and I found the mystery of this story engaging. 

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge – I am currently reading this book with a women’s group that I meet with. We are working our way through reading and discussing the content of this book. So far the book has sparked good conversation in our group and I look forward to finishing it.

A Time to Kill by John Grisham – John Grisham is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read a lot of his books, but I never finished reading his debut novel. I started reading this book at the end of 2016 and I’d like to finish it this year. 

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst – I bought this book and started reading it a couple of years ago, but I never finished it. This book is on my list this year as the topic seems fitting as I work towards finding more balance in my life as a wife and mom. 

There you have it, my 2017 reading list. I hope to continue making progress on this list and maybe even reading additional books.

What’s on your reading list?


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