Reading Goal for 2016 and What I read in 2015

Last year I made the modest goal to read 25 books in a year. That broke down to 2 books per month plus the Bible. I failed miserably. I did have twins in February and did next to no reading between February and June, but let’s take a look at what I did read.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Living Water Trilogy by Stephenie Landsem

Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America by Barbara Enrenreich
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins by Marc Weissbluth

Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship With God’s Holy Ones by Scott Hahn
My Sisters The Saints: A Spiritual Memoir by College Carroll Campbell
The Joy of Advent: Daily Reflections from Pope Francis by Diane Houdek

So, 9 books all said and done. I am making the goal to read 18 this year. And, I am considering another go at the Bible in one year again? We’ll see.

But, here are my goals for this year. As always, subject to change.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy by Sigrid Undset
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery  (a fun re-read for the end of the year)

On Writing Well by William Zinsse

The Little Oratory by David Clayton and Leila Lawler
Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly
Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler
Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting by Laura Kelly Fanucci
Bread and Wine:A Love Letter to Life Around The Table by Shauna Niequist
Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton
Spiritual by Scott Hahn (he needs a sub category)
Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace
Letter and Spirit
Consuming the Word
Reasons to Believe
Joy to the World

Happy readings, 2016.


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