Hi friends! Today I’m sharing what’s on my bookshelf to read in 2017!
Last year I made a book list at the beginning of the year for what I wanted to read in 2016. This helped me establish a plan, have something to look forward to, and build leisure time into my life! ( You can see what I read in 2016 on my Pinterest board here.)
Here’s my 2017 book list,in no particular order:
Walk to Beautiful by Jimmy Wayne–This was a Christmas gift from my mom. She watched an interview that the author did and says his story is simply amazing.
Entrepreneurial Reflections by Jay D. Rodgers–This was a gift from my sister. Since Ryan and I are in the thick of #entrepreneurlife, I’m certain I will enjoy advice in this book!
God King by Joanne Williamson–This is a book my daughter read in homeschool and couldn’t quit talking about. She left me inspired, so I can’t wait to dig in!
Lighting by Chris Weston–I checked this out at the library because I received a new camera body for Christmas and lighting is on my brain!
In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney –Anthropologie purchase from my momma. It’s got to be good!
New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp–Was given to me by my mentor, who is a a spiritual inspiration and highly recommends this devotional. I have completed two of this author’s studies and he is one of my very favorite Bible teachers.
Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst–Received this at a gathering of mommas and I’m looking forward to reading this treasure by an author I greatly admire.
Deepening Your Roots in God’s Family–This is the 2nd book in the 2:7 series–Ryan and I did the first book in 2016, so now we are progressing forward in the series together! One of my favorite things is studying/reading/memorizing/discussing with him!
My Bible–Ryan gave me this NIV Bible the first Christmas after we were married and had it inscribed with my new name! It’s on every year’s reading list!
Whole 30 by Melissa Hartwig–This is a re-read. I did a Whole 30 in August/September and I loved the way I felt when I followed the plan. I know most of the do’s and don’ts, but I’m going to re-read it to review the science behind it and to try a few new recipes.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown–I have this book on Audible and I started listening to it in 2016 and need to finish it up!
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert–I also purchased this on Audible and began listening to it in 2016 so I have a head start!
Preemptive Love by Jeremy Courtney–This book is the founding story of a ministry I was introduced to in 2016.
Strong and Kind by Korie Robertson–I love Duck Dynasty and I love Korie Robertson, and I admire her intentionality as a parent so I’m looking forward to reading about how she helps her children succeed.
A More Perfect Union by Ben Carson–I believe in what Ben is trying to do for our country and I hope to learn more about our Constitution and political system by reading this book. The 2016 election revealed some deficiencies in my political knowledge.
I Married Adventure by Luci Swindoll–A Women of Faith book given to me by my momma. I like the title already.
Contentment in Contentious Times–One of my sweetest friend’s mother-in-law wrote this book. My momma already borrowed my copy and says it is great!
Wild and Free by Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan–I am a fan of both of these girls, who I follow online, and I have heard lots of good reviews about this book. I purchased it last year and am looking forward to pulling it off my bookshelf.
Hope Heals by Katherine & Jay Wolf–I first heard Katherine’s story on the Happy Hour podcast and I can’t wait to dig into her inspirational story.
Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling –The 8th book/play in the Harry Potter series!
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery–I need more fiction on my list, and this is one of my most favorite childhood books and movies! Can’t wait to enjoy it all over again.
That’s 21 books this year–I’m leaving some room open for books that come up…books that I check out at the library, books that friends recommend, books that are gifted to me, and books that I can’t resist purchasing!
My goal is to post a monthly book review that sums up what I’ve read for the month!
What do you love to read? What have you read lately that you would recommend?