I barely read anything of worth last year. What a way to start a post right? I used to read all.the.blessed.time. And now I don’t. I could blame it on everything from raising a large, active family, to writing more than reading, to pure laziness, to the internet. Yes, the internet. I bet if I took a poll, many of you would say the more you read on-line, the less you actually read. And I’m not just talking about reading for pleasure. I don’t. Well, I do read for pleasure, but I don’t read fiction which many would say is the only reading for pleasure. My mind is extremely sensitive and can be overactive; I don’t need someone else’s story to fill my imagination with their problems and struggles, I can do that in my own thank you very much.
I miss reading. I miss the discipline of reading. And I’ve purposed to change that this year. I pulled books from my shelves that need to be read. I ordered a few on my wish list. And I’m only going to whisper this because I’m not sure I want to actually commit to this but…I don’t plan on buying any book this year, gulp. I have books I haven’t read that really, I need to read before buying anymore. If I’m trying to be a good steward of what I have been given and have-I need to read the books I already own. I may need some accountability, please.
My 2017 reading list is large. I’m ok with that. I’m ok with no finishing them all and moving some to the next year. What I’m not ok with is not reading hardly anything. IN an effort to set some accountability measures in place, I pulled the books down from theire respective shelves and put them together on one shelf, I also wrote myself a list. Of course, I need to actually move it into my planner or I will lose the blessedly long list. And, I’m sharing my list here as an accountability tool. As I read, I’ll probably come back in and update. I’m also putting together a goals post for email subscribers of The Littlest Way. What?! You’re not a subscriber? Let’s fix that right now, click here to subscribe to The Littlest Way newsletters, posts and access to the free resource library. Quickly speaking of the access library, my sister and I have both been bitten by the planner bug. There are so many lovely planner goodies out there, but very few Catholic planner goodies. We are collaborating on some dashboards, printables, and charms for planners. We will sell some of these, but many will end up in the resource library for email subscribers! Stay tuned for what I’ve purposed to use for my planning systems this year.
Ok, back to books. Although this list is long, I’m almost embarrassed to tell you there are still some books on my shelves that didn’t make the list and haven’t been read. Maybe I just need to donate them? I don’t know, that’s almost like considering getting rid of one of my children! So without further explanation or excuse, here’s my over-eager ultra-ambitious 2017 reading list. These are all Amazon affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase anything, not just that one particular book, I make a little referral change. This all adds up so thank you; my family and I appreciate it more than you realize.
2017 Reading List
Below you’ll find a couple of the books that are my daily companions.