Reading a book is one of my favorite hobbies! Having a good mix of current fiction, classics, memoirs, and helpful non-fiction titles is important to me. I read on my Kindle Paperwhite as well as physical books I get from many different stores. I love the ease of shopping at Amazon but also want to support independent book stores.
After having one of the best reading years of my life last year I decided to set a couple harder goals for this year. My main goal is to read at least 52 books and I want to read the books I already own. I am not saying I won’t buy any new books but I want the majority of the books I read this year to be ones from my personal library (which is pretty extensive).
- Celine by Peter Heller– A wonderful mystery that takes you through Wyoming & Montana
- A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P Freeman – A beautiful manifesto with inspiration and practical tips to help you create art in whatever medium you are called to
- The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali – A heartbreaking and beautiful story of a woman living in Iran during the 1950s and then moving to the United States. The descriptions of food in this book are so wonderful! Made me want to try Persian Cuisine.
- The Vandeerbeekers of 141st St by Karina Yan Glaser – We read this as a family read aloud. Everyone loved it. The story takes place in modern day Harlem where a family just found out their lease isn’t being renewed right before Christmas.
- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – I loved this family drama and now I want to read all of Ann Patchett’s books (this was my first). It felt like a friend was telling you their story over the course of a few evenings.
- Falling Free by Shannan Martin – This memoir is so inspiring and convicting as Shannan tells the story of how God moved in their lives in unexpected ways.
- First Impressions by Charlie Lovett – This was a fun book inspired by Jane Austen but I liked The Bookman’s Tale better.
- Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons – The art in this book is so beautiful and the words were so convicting! I highly recommend this for your devotional reading.
Book Lists from Past Years
Here is the Book list for 2019
and the Book list for 2018