Back in January of this year, I made a resolution to read 16 books in 2016. And 6 of those books had to be non-fiction. Besides my word of the year, that was the only year-long resolution I made. All my other goals have been monthly.
Well, we're in the 9th month of the year and how is my progress? Well, I've only read 7. Oops. My resolution is not looking too good.
I was doing really well at the beginning of the year and then March came and my depression set in at the same time that I was trying to read The Lord of the Rings. That was not a great combination for me. You see, I've recently discovered that I'm not as into fantasy reading as I once was. I much prefer realistic fiction like The Girl on the Train.
Now, I'm not saying I don't like fantasy at all or won't ever read it again. I read The Cursed Child last month. And I might pick up The Lord of the Rings again. But not right now.
So, if you're interested, here's what I've read so far this year.
- Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God by Sarah M. Johnson (non-fiction).
- Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shrier (non-fiction).
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
- The Girl on Train by Paula Hawkins
- Reshaping it All by Candace Cameron Bure (non-fiction).
- Boundaries in marriage by Henry Cloud and John Townsend (non-fiction). I'm reading this one this month (September) because Amberly and I are collaborating about it in October.
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I'm actually about half way finished.
- Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. I'll read when I finish the first two on this list. Probably in October.
- Dracula by Bram Stroker. For Halloween, of course.
- My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. In November.
- Women of Duck Commander by The women of Duck Commander (non-fiction). In November.
- My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke (non-fiction). In December.
- The Pact by Jodi Picoult. In December.
- Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin. This is a collection of short stories which I will be reading throughout the rest of the year. Perhaps I'll read a short story here and there in between novels.
What have you read this year and what are you planning to read the rest of the year? Did you make a resolution in this area?
Thanks for reading!
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