One of my personal goals is to make reading a priority. I am a total bookworm. I love escaping into different worlds and characters. It is my favorite hobby.
But being a mother and wife my reading time has taken a blow. Making sure I get 30-60 minutes of reading time everyday means I can be a better mother and wife by taking care of my sanity.
Every couple of months I’ll post my reading lists.
This is such a frugal hobby if you want it to be. You can, of course, go all out and get hardback editions of your books but holy crap does that get expensive. I love getting books at garage sales and thrift stores. My favorite place to get them though is off of Amazon Kindle. There are hundreds of free books and a number of programs that can get you free books every month.
Not to mention using your smartphone or computer to store all of your books is much better for a minimalist life, having less storage and clutter around your home.
My goal is to read as many classics as I can get my hands on. Along with classics I want to also read some of the newer books coming out all the time. Kindle offers the best of both worlds for me.
So here it is. My reading list for the last half of 2016.
Currently I am reading the Harry Potter series and I’m almost done with The Order of the Phoenix, then The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows will follow.
I count that as one book because they’re so easy and quick to read.
Next up I have a couple of classics.
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Sherlock Holmes Collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I also have several Non-Fiction books I am excited to dive into.
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
- Simplify by Joshua Becker
Last but not least a couple of books that are being turned (or have been turned already) into movies.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck
This may seem like a lot of books to read in 6 months but I like to give myself a wide range of choices from a variety of genres.
Reading is one thing I am passionate about and reading just a little bit everyday goes a long ways in recharging my batteries.
There’s is nothing better than a book and a cup of really good tea.
What’s on your reading list this year?
Have any suggestions for me to add to mine?