I started making lists of books to read each season/year a few years back and it increased the number of books I finished dramatically! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to increase their reading time. I keep a master list in excel that probably has close to 200 books listed. If anyone recommends a book or I see one that looks interesting, I add it to my master list. I go to that list to make my yearly or seasonal lists. I also note what year I read it and highlight the ones I've completed as sort of a reading log.
So, here is what I am going to try to read this year. I read over 50 books last year, but have no doubt that it won't happen again this year. We've got a lot of plans this year that will make reading that much a little harder. Unless you count books for school--that seems to be what type of reading I do these days!
- The Bible-a yearly read, although I didn't make it through Revelation in 2012
- One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp-this has become a yearly read to remind myself to live a life of gratitude
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel-book club read
- The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom-another book club read
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-this was on my fall list, but didn't get finished
Almost Amish by Nancy Sleeth-I started this in the fall and should finish it early 2013
- I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven-one of my mom's favorites
- Kisses from Katie by Katie J. Davis
- The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
- I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis
- The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
- Climbing Parnassus by Tracy Lee Simmons
- French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon
- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
- Generation iY by Tim Elmore
- Love, Charleston by Beth Hart
Secrets of a Successful Homeschool Mom-ebook by Jamie C. Martin
Not a huge list, but a doable one. I'll be adding several more that will be for book club, but those have not been decided just yet. Have you read any good books lately?