New Year Plans

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With the New Year finally here I wanted to put together a series of the New Year Plans that I want to accomplish in 2018. I have decided over the last couple of months that I want 2018 to be different than some of the others that I have had! There is no reason to keep doing the same things and expect my life to be different. So I am hopeful (in my naive way) that 2018 will be a year of change for me.

Because reading is so important to me and part of my interest to be a life long learner, that I thought a reading plan was appropriate for 2018. I hope you will join me as I make my way through some of these books, most were on the Top Books list from Goodreads so I think they will be enjoyable.

Here are the books that are on my virtual bookshelf and part of my New Year Plans for 2018. This list will help have you achieving 15 books this year! That is a three book increase over 2017 so I am optimistic that we can achieve this goal together! So join me and sign up for the Goodreads Reading Challenge too! Grab a cup of coffee and settle in with a good book!

P.S. from Paris, by Marc Levy – this is a new artist and I am excited to read this book as it sounds like an easy read compared to the serious books on this list!

A Man Called Ove, by Frederick Backman – this book was given to me by a co-worker and I usually like the books she recommends so I am looking forward to this one.

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living, by Shauna Niequist – this one was on my list last year and I have thought about buying it several times but usually talk myself out of it after reading the reviews. So I am on the fence with this book.

Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to American’s Best Colleges, by Deborah Bedor – this book was recommended by the College Counseling Office at my sons school. 

Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency, by Bill O’Reilly – I have read several other books written by Bill O’Reilly and have enjoyed them. Since I grew up during the Reagan era I thought it would be nice to read this book. I also was in Washington, D.C. when Reagan passed away and was able to watch the parade and see him while he was laying in State in the Capitol building.

Gray Mountain,by John Grishham – I have been a Grisham fan since college. My grandmother got me hooked on them and I have enjoyed them a great deal over the years. Before she lost her sight, we would pass books back and forth between one another. Now, she gets to listen to them on her Amazon Echo!

Be Mine in Good Hope,by Cindy Kirk – I have read the other books in the Good Hope series and have enjoyed the light, easy reads that her book provides! For me, I like reading them and they are one that I cannot put down!

The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – This one has been on my reading list before too, but I think it will be a good read if I will just read it already!

Bear Town, by Frederick Backman – This was a book recommended by my coworker as well as it appears on the must read list on Goodreads! Looking forward to this one!

Forever in Good Hope, by Cindy Kirk – again another Good Hope book makes my must read list this year! This book will finish out the series for me!

One Small Act of Kindness, by Lucy Dillon – This one was on the GoodReads list and I think it will be one that I am glad I read!

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, by Scott Kelly – to be honest, this one made my list in an effort to get my son to read more! We heard about this book when the author was on NPR one morning on our way to school. It sounded pretty interesting.

First Comes Love, by Emily Griffin – I love Emily Griffin books so this was an easy add to the reading list!

My Not So Perfect Life, by Sophie Kinsella – I love the books by Sophie Kinsella! They are books that I cannot put down! Will be perfect for your vacation reading!

The Hypnotist’s Love Story, by Liane Moriarty – I have been reading on this book since my summer vacation. Okay, so honestly I read only a few chapters while on vacation and then decided to spend time playing in the water with my son instead of sitting in a chair watching him! Can’t wait to read this one as I did like the first few chapters!

If you want to go an extra step, I am also reading The One Year Bible. It was a beautiful Christmas present and I am so excited about this religious journey and think it will be a wonderful way for me to spend a few minutes each day reading scriptures.

That rounds out my list! I plan to introduce the book of the month during the first week of each month so you can join me in reading them! Think of it like an online book club – without the pressure of not finishing the book by the time we discuss it! 🙂 So this month I plan on reading PS From Paris. I look forward to you joining me on this literary journey!