I’ve been terrible, since reaching adulthood, about getting books read. I love finishing a book and diving into stories, reflections, and wordy goodness, but I just get way too distracted these days. Between Netflix, my phone and its many enticing apps, and now a clingy, curious baby, I just can’t seem to get past the first few chapters.
However, not even trying is just giving up before I’ve even begun. So I thought I would jot down some books that I want to read and hopefully 2016 will help me along. Maybe you guys could help! You know, nag me whenever you see me or speak to me, and tell me I can do it! Distracted Book Lovers Anonymous should be a thing.
My Life in France by Julia Child – This book is quite different than the books I typically read, but it looked so interesting and came with a trustworthy recommendation from a friend. On New Years Eve, Daniel and I went to a book white elephant party, and this is the one I got to take home with me!
The Rosary: “The Little Summa” by Robert Feeney – I bought an older edition at Half Price so it’s a bit dated, but so far it’s FANTASTIC! It’s very readable and has already been helping me where the Rosary is concerned.
Walking with Purpose by Lisa Breninkmeyer – This is the one I started for the mother’s group that I’m a part of and so far, it’s been extremely helpful and easy to read! It’s nice to know I’ll finish this one for sure, since I’m reading it with a bunch of other moms and discussing it.
A Mother’s Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul by Holly Pierlot – This is one that a close friend of our family gave to us in a bag of books and cds from her home library. They all look like pretty scrumptious reads, but this one jumped out at me first.
Dust by Hugh Howey – Last year, Daniel and I read Wool and Shift, two other books in the Silo saga, and LOVED them. Deep down, I’m still the nerd that was raised with a bunch of brothers and boy cousins, and so sci-fi is still my thing. These books are full of mystery, creepiness, good characters, and an interesting world, not too difficult to imagine! Daniel and I first began reading Wool to each other but when our voices started getting hoarse (or I started getting contractions from reading aloud–so many false labor contractions), we switched to an audio book on Audible.
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss – I need to finish this one from last year as I started it shortly after Eliot was born. I’ve been reading it to him during his nursing and enjoying the story again! My parents read this to us as kids, and I remember loving it then, but what is striking me about it this time around is just how perfect of a book this is for boys! It’s all about survival, ingenuity, adaptability, creativity, and the outdoors, and I just love how the family always remembers to gather for prayer and thanks throughout the book!
Six Books to finish in 2016… That doesn’t seem too bad! But honestly, I can start sixty books, it’s just the finishing of them that causes me to fail, so maybe starting small is a good idea. Are you a sporadic reader too? What books are you tackling in 2016?