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My Reading List:   July-December 2016

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.

Reading List 2016

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.

  1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  5. Sherlock Holmes Collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I also have several Non-Fiction books I am excited to dive into.

  1. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
  3. Simplify by Joshua Becker

Last but not least a couple of books that are being turned (or have been turned already) into movies.

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  3. 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?

2 thoughts on “My Reading List:   July-December 2016

  1. I have just finished reading the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. If you liked Harry Potter, I would recommend them. There is a movie version coming out in September, I believe. My goal this year was to read a book a week. At the time I was quite ambitious. I failed to take into account the slow books. I find some books are so full of information and thought provoking ideas that they end up being a slow read. Then there are the books like I mentioned above that are quick reads. I’ve managed to read over 20 books so far this year already. I didn’t realize that when my garden hit full production that most of my time after work would be devoted to preserving. But as a single mom with a full-time job, I realized a lot of my frustration was because I was failing to nurture myself. I was busy trying to take care of everyone else that I seemed to lose myself in the chaos. Reading was an easy goal and it will help educate me. So after the kids are in bed, I will turn off all electronics and read in silence.

  2. I have seen Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in the store but never stopped to flip through it. The cover looked super cool though (yep I judged by it’s cover I’m a rebel!) I did recently see the trailer for the movie and gotta say I am definitely adding this series to the list as well.
    Yep I’ve done that before with the slow vs. fast books. I am still trying to work my way through the Game of Thrones series. I don’t like to make a super specific goal with reading because of that reason. I just like having a list of books I want to read and a time limit per day. Then if I finish a bunch of books or just one or two I still meet my reading goals!
    I have so much respect for single moms! I don’t know how you do it. Absolutely make sure to take some time out for your own wellness. It’s all about keeping your sanity in my opinion lol.

    Thanks for commenting I love hearing feedback and other people’s stories and opinions!

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