One of my goals for this year is to read more! I love reading, but so often I get caught up in my to-do list and don’t take the time to just slow down and read.
In the past, I’ve made long lists and big plans, but this year I want to be realistic and choose just a few books to start with. I’m looking for non-fiction books that are sound in doctrine and will point me to Christ, and some fiction books that are just plain fun. Here’s what I’ve got so far!
My Must-Read Book List For 2016
The Lake House, by Kate Morton – My friend Erika recommended this one, and I just started it. It’s so good! It’s one of those books you can’t put down, which I LOVE. My laundry might suffer, but OH WELL.
The Last Anniversary, by Liane Moriarty – My friend Jessica gave me this book for Christmas (along with my Christmas miracle), and I am planning to read it next! I have loved every book by Liane Moriarty, so I’m hoping this one is just as amazing.
The Chesapeake Valor Series, by Dani Pettrey – I love love love the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey, so I’m super excited that she’s coming out with a brand new series! This one comes out soon and I have already pre-ordered it. YES!!
Shopaholic To The Rescue, by Sophie Kinsella – I’m a sucker for the Shopaholic books, and although I was disappointed with the last one (it ended with a cliff-hanger, people!), I had to get this book to see what happens with the rest of the story. Which was clearly the point of the cliff-hanger, and I fell prey to their plot. But whatever. Becky Brandon is hilarious.
10 Building Blocks for a Solid Family, by Jim Burns – Jon and I bought this book a loooooong time ago and have never read it, but I’m determined to this year! It’s got a ton of really solid advice, and I’m excited to dive in now that our kids are a little older.
Make It Happen, by Lara Casey – I love everything Lara Casey does, and I’m excited to read this book as we start 2016! I’m also heading to her Making Things Happen Conference in March, and I feel like this is a good way to prepare!
Hope Unfolding, by Becky Thompson – I’ve been given an early copy of Becky’s book (it officially releases in March but you can pre-order it now!), and it’s such an encouraging book for us mommas. I’m still in the process of reading it – it’s the book on my nightstand right now! Can’t wait to finish it!
The Life Giving Home, by Sally & Sarah Clarkson – I cannot wait until this book comes out! I learn so much from Sally Clarkson’s wisdom as a mother, and I can’t wait to read this book on creating a home that is your family’s favorite place to be, all year long!
What’s on your list for 2016? What books should I add to my list??
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