I started the year with a goal for a low number of books in 2017. I wanted to limit, to par down, to get intentional and to, I guess, restrict. Then January came and as it went I read almost half of that number I was trying to limit myself to for the year. Clearly limiting is not my specialty. So I went back to the drawing board on this goal and decided there wasn’t a number, but there was a feeling that I was looking for. So now, instead of a number my goals for reading are as follows.
In 2017 I want to:
…choose each book intentionally and invested in it rather than speed read
…spend the time I previously spent to escaping in cheap/fast/shallow reads working on creating, working out, and cooking
…read outside of my norm, authors and stories I wouldn’t normally read
Before last year ended I felt like I was flying through books without really liking or remembering them. It was like the candy I was eating. Another sugar hit, another book checked off a list. I don’t know that I was getting much out of it and I have a feeling I was also avoiding a lot of my life in the practice. I’m excited to see what this year of reading brings me.
Books of January
*Finding God in the Waves* (started in Dec.) – Loooooved.
Anansi Boys (started in Dec.) – Liked American Gods and Good Omens better.
Milk & Honey – heartache and hope
Gluten is My Bitch – Funny, informative, haven’t gone gluten free yet but will use as a resource
Cabin Porn – Gorgeous pictures, makes me want to get the heck out of town
Balancing In Heels – Light read, I do like Kristin Cavallari better after reading this
Scrappy Little Nobody – I liked it, I laughed, but I’m not sure I needed to read it.
*Chasing Slow* – I kept this for the whole time the library allowed me to, I did not want to let it go, I want to buy myself a copy for my shelf. There was so much, soooo much in this that I wanted to read again and again.
Strong is the New Beautiful – some good exercise and eating info
Six of Crows – read this for a book club and was not disappointed, excited to read the sequel
I Quit Sugar Cookbook
The Low FODMAP Cookbook
The Complete Low FODMAP Diet