We all need to read more right?

I have made a goal to read more this year. Sure, I am always reading things via my phone or endlessly scrolling my newsfeed, but I would like to read more things with content and that give me optimism or an escape from life for a few pages. Read real books and turn the pages, relax my eyes from screen time as I am on a computer all day. I thought I would update this post with the books that I am reading. You might just find yourself a good read too!

My goal is 12 books this year – one book per month! I’m currently on book 3! Here is what I have read or am reading:

1. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have With People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do, By Sarah Knight – This was a parody that made me giggle more than a few times. I received it as a birthday gift and it got my book goal started. I am a person who says yes to everything and I’ve really taken 2017 to take a step back and spend more time on what I want to do and what is a priority to me. I will have another post on this soon as I’m still putting all my thoughts together for this one.

2. Living Well Spending Less By Ruth Soukup – This was not exactly the book I thought it would be when I picked it out. It was more a personal journey reviewed but I still did take some things away from it and have been working on my personal goal list. Goals I would like to accomplish in the next year, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years. Things that are important to me. It has taken a lot of thought to put it all on paper and really commit, I’m still working on it. The book contained many biblical references, but they were applicable to any religion or were understandable even if you weren’t familiar with them as they were applicable to the item being referenced.

3. Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! By Rachel Macy Stafford. –  This book really had me thinking. I think it will lead to some self improved changes. I loved it! I will need to find time to write more on these books and reflect on their impact. Right now I just keep on reading!

4. Eat That Frog By Brian Tracy. I love lists. Love love love lists. Maybe a little unhealthy obsession with them, but there could be worse things right? This book was a super quick read but it helped put perspective on prioritizing things and making better lists. A super fast and informative book. A good reminder that we can’t do everything and we need to prioritize.

5.  The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up By Marie Kondo. I’m about half way through this book. I need this book. I need to follow everything it says. We have way TOO much stuff! It will be a big undertaking and I’m not sure yet when I’m going to start but it needs to happen. To be honest, I’m not sure where all the stuff has come from! 

My next book is sitting and waiting – it is a little different than all these so far – it is on money management!

I am going to continue to update this post over the year with all my reads. I buy most of my books from Amazon and I have bought a few ahead to prepare to meet my goal. If you buy your books here too – be sure to use Ebates to get some $$ back! Otherwise, check out your local public library. I plan on visiting mine for a few books too!

Have you recently read a book you couldn’t put down? Do you have a read on the go you would like to recommend? I’d love to hear it! I’ve got 12 to read (at least) this year!

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