25 Books in 2017
The allure of paper has always had a hold on me. From the time I could hold a crayon I always wanted to drawer and then once I learned to read, I always had a book in my hand. I remember being in high school and always having a book on me to read when the work was done or read it during lunch. I would pull it out of my bag even if there was only five minutes left in class. I wasn't always the most social butterfly growing up. I would frequently retreat to the library where homework was able to give me a task and books were able to take me to a place that was outside of the thick brick walls of my high school.
I missed being able to read what I wanted during college, so since graduating (nearly 7 years ago) I have gone bananas on books. In fact I'm usually guilty of reading multiple books at once, anyone else do that? I'm trying to break the habit so I can be more productive in my reading. There are so many books out there to read! Knowledge to be gained, stories to inspire... how in the world do we read it all!?! I'm starting by sharing 25 books I plan on reading in 2017. I hope to read more but these are the must reads!!
Be sure to comment below on what you plan on reading this year or a book you cannot stop recommending to people. I would love to add more to my list!
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Grace Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life by Ann Lamott
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar by Dr. David Perlmutter
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weshler
This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
Nobody's Cuter than You by Melanie Shankle
Creating a Life Together by Diana Leafe Christian
The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door by Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon
The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own By Joshua Becker
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom