One of my absolute favorite things about New Years is the opportunity to brainstorm a reading list for the upcoming year. I’ve always had a lot of fun with this. The past few years, I’ve picked a couple series of books to read, as well as standalone titles from my to-read list. This year I’m doing the same, except I decided to read a few specific titles along with my best friend.
Here’s my list for 2017.
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas
Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
All of Jane Austen’s books
A book by Agatha Christie, title undecided
Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
7 Keys TJEd reading list
The TJEd list isn’t a reading challenge, per se. It’s actually a self-education outline, reading a lot of the great classics in a specific order. I have no plans to finish this list in 2017, as it is quite long and involved. But I would like to get started and make a dent in the list.
I also set a Goodreads goal of reading 100 books. I far exceeded that last year. My total is unknown, as I’m still entering a few books from December. Some of those were readalouds I did with my daughter, but I read a lot for myself. If you want to be friends on Goodreads, please add me! I love meeting new readers.
Here’s to a wonderful year of reading!
I am glad you are back blogging. You have been so honest about your experience and I know others will learn and be blessed because of it. The self-sacrifice it requires to do the Mothering you are doing is immense. I just want you to know that I will be praying for you and your family. May God give you the strength you need each day, each hour as you take care of your girls, your husband and yourself.