Hey friends! This year, reading more is one of my big goals, which is why I created the Anchored Women Reading Challenge! In my own life, my to-read list is pretty big, so this year I moved all of the books I want to read to their own bookshelf! Non-fiction on top, fiction down below. This way, everything is in view, and if it’s in front of my face, I’m more likely to read it!
If you’re looking for new books to read this year, I’m listing out my choices below. Fair warning, most of these I have not read, so I can’t vouch for them yet! They are on my list either because they looked interesting, or because I heard good things about them. I’ll share my review on each one over on instagram, using the hashtag #anchoredwomenread , so be sure to follow along over there!
That being said, here’s what I’m hoping to read in 2019! (Ones I’m MOST looking forward to are marked with a * !)
I get a lot of my fiction through the Book of the Month Club, which I really enjoy. You get a few choices to pick from every month, and I will sometimes even add in an extra! It’s an awesome way to find new fiction. If you want to try it out, use this link and we can each get a new book for free!
- *When We Were Young, Karen Kingsbury
- For Better and Worse, Margot Hunt
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid
- One Day In December, Josie Silver
- Then She Was Gone, Lisa Jewell
- Campaign Widows, Aimee Agresti
- Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty (re-read)
- Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult
- *I’ll Be Your Blue Sky, Marisa De Los Santos
- Life After, Katie Ganshert
- The Alice Network, Kate Quinn
- Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear
- *Still Life, Louise Penny
- Tending Roses, Lisa Wingate
- The Windfall, Diksha Basu
- A Study in Charlotte, Brittany Cavallaro
- I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
- Turtles All the Way Down, John Green
- Wonder, R.D. Palacio (I’ve only seen the movie!)
- The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden, Karina Yan Glaser
- One of us is Lying, Karen M McManus
- *The Life-Giving Parent, Sally Clarkson
- The Mission of Motherhood, Sally Clarkson (re-read)
- The Ministry of Motherhood, Sally Clarkson
- *Gospel-Centered Mom, Brooke McGlothlin
- 5 Love Languages of Children, Gary Chapman
- *Are My Kids On Track?, Goff, Thomas, & Trevathan
- Plugged In Parenting, Bob Waliszewski
- She Is Yours, Jonathan and Wynter Pitts
- Bringing Up Boys, James Dobson
- Bringing Up Girls, James Dobson (re-read)
- The Read-Aloud Family, Sarah Mackenzie
- Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne
- The Curse of the Good Girl, Rachel Simmons
- *The Tech-Wise Family, Andy Crouch (continuing – SO GOOD)
- Sacred Influence, Gary Thomas
- *Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage, Gary Smalley
- *Love Talk, Les & Leslie Parrot
Note: I am pretty choosy about who I read in this area, and there’s a couple in here I’m not sure about. But I’m looking forward to reading each of them, and seeing what they say and where they stand on Scripture! Authors I ALWAYS trust and recommend: Jen Wilkin, Hannah Anderson (I just found her and she’s so very good.), and Paul David Tripp, C.S. Lewis (obviously).
- *Keep a Quiet Heart, Elisabeth Elliot (continuing – SO GOOD)
- The Ministry of Ordinary Places, Shannan Martin
- *None Like Him, Jen Wilkin (continuing – SO GOOD)
- *In His Image, Jen Wilkin
- The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis (re-read)
- It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa Terkeurst
- *Suffering, Paul David Tripp
- *Humble Roots, Hannah Anderson (continuing – SO GOOD)
- *All That’s Good, Hannah Anderson
- *Made for More, Hannah Anderson
- Made Like Martha, Katie Reid
- *It’s All Under Control, Jennifer Dukes Lee (continuing – SO GOOD)
- Family Vocation, Veith & Moerbe
- You Are Free, Rebekah Lyons
- *Sisters First, The Bush Sisters
- The Road Back To You, Ian Cron & Suzanne Stabile (continuing)
- The Path Between Us, Suzanne Stabile (continuing)
- Deep Work, Cal Newport
- Stretched Too Thin, Jessica Turner
- The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod
- 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, Laura Vanderkam
- Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt
- *Essentialism, Greg McKeown
- *This Is Marketing, Seth Godin
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Kayse is a wife, mom, and founder of the Anchored Women community. She writes to help women fight busy, find rest, and build a life that’s anchored in Christ. Kayse is also the creator of the S.O.S. Planner, the Anchored Life Kit, and other practical resources that equip women to manage their homes and families in confidence. You can find her writing and her resources at anchored-women.com!