January 18, 2015

The Year Ahead in Books

Things are coming together nicely around here.  I am building routines and daily discipline in my home and daily life.  Part of my daily routine includes daily reading.  I am building a Pinterest Board to keep track of all that entails.  I am also keeping a record on my GoodReads page.  It is not too late to commit to reading more this year.  You have a variety of challenges to choose from that will fit your schedule and plan wherever you are in your journey.  

Here are a few I have saved to spur the imagination toward new reading adventures.

I am sure there are a bazillion more challenges out there but these were my favorites.  Do you have one that you are using?  Please feel free to share that with us in the comments so we can all check it out, too.

For my personal plan I have committed to read the Bible through again this year.  I am using the YouVersion Read the Bible in 365 Days plan.  I am currently on track and enjoying my time with God's word first thing each morning.  I have also committed to the Hello Morning Group this year to push me to focus on God, Planning and Moving.... Study God's word each day, a daily plan to keep me on track with schedule, chores, appointments, etc... and a daily exercise plan of some kind.  I am still struggling to get the Move part down but the other two are going well.  

I am also trying for the 52 books plan but if I hit somewhere between 26 and 52 I think I will be overjoyed and well read for this year.  I am a bit behind but I just finished my first book for the year yesterday.  Cold Antler Farm by Jenna Woginrich

Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead

This one counts as a memoir if you like but for me it is one that I started last year but put down for no good reason.  I am counting it as my book already started but now finishing.  I started another one yesterday called Tolstoy and the Purple Chair and I am reading this one on my NOOK.  

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading------ a very beautiful book

I will be doing all my reviews on my Goodreads.com page for the books I read this year.  

What are you reading right now?  Please feel free to recommend great books in the comments.  


  1. I had preordered Sophie Hudson's (Boomama) second book, Home is Where My People Are. It is absolutely delightful. She talks about faith much more than she did in her first book, though this one still has all the wonderful stories about growing up in the South.

  2. Her books look great! I just saved them to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing those with me. I love southern stories!