I don't really like to try my hand at predicting how things will turn out. I prefer, rather, to leave lots of wiggle room and see how things play out on their own. Examples: hearts, rather than spades, homeschool planning, and well, reading lists.
The minute I saw Anne's 2015 Reading Challenge, I knew it was the perfect list for me. I don't like to be too pinned down to a reading list because I never know what books are going to show up on the "hot now" or the holds shelf for me at the library, and I often add random books to my Kindle simply because they are on sale or free.
The great thing about this challenge is that it's not a specific list of books to read, but rather (fun) categories. I've chosen books that can fit in this list that I already have been wanting to read, with lots of room for spontaneous reads.
Have you taken on Anne's challenge? Here's some of what I'm planning to read this year.
A book you've been meaning to read
- The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (I have a lot I could fit in this category, but this is one I really need to pick up)
- The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown (I've had this for years after seeing her speak at a conference)
A book published this year
- The Art of Work by Jeff Goins (reading now and loving it!)
A book in a genre you don't typically read
- Still Life by Louise Penny (and maybe more in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series-- I haven't read mystery since my Nancy Drew days)
A book from your childhood
- Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (my first favorite book)
A book your mom loves
- Believing God by Beth Moore (my mom loves Beth Moore (as do I!) -- she's done the study version of this book, and I picked this up free for Kindle a few months ago)
A book originally written in another language
A book "everyone" has read but you
- Bossypants by Tina Fey (I'm listening to this one)
A book you chose because of the cover
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (love the typography!)
A book by a favorite author
- Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot (guilty pleasure? maybe, but I've read the whole series :) )
A book recommended by someone with great taste
- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (recommended by more than one fried with great taste)
A book you should've read in high school
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (I'm ashamed to say, I started in H.S. English but never finished)
A book currently on the bestseller list
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
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