Welcome to the first annual June November 2016 Reading Challenge! As I mentioned in my B+ Goals for January, reading is an important part of my well being. It's one of the things that truly brings me enjoyment. And while I have always taken time to read, I'm feeling a little stale. I reread a lot (I may know Anne of Green Gables by heart), but I need to branch out and read more new books. I also want to add more non fiction to my reading list this year and really try to enjoy it.
I'm setting up a reading challenge for myself by choosing a theme for each month of this year, here are the first six themes:
-A book to inspire me
-A book given to me by someone else
-A book about finances
-A book I've been wanting to read but haven't
-A book that I've started but haven't finished
-A book that's a classic
And here are my choices:
To Inspire: Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin
This book about habits is, so far, amazing. I loved the The Happiness Project and this follow up book by Rubin isn't disappointing. It feels like a real game changer.
Given To Me: Circling the Sun, Paula McLain
My husband gave this to me for Christmas and I can't wait to read it. I loved The Paris Wife (also by McLain) and am looking forward to this story. Plus, Downton Abbey is getting ready to end this season (NOOOOOO!) and I'll need a 1920's lifestyle story to replace it.
The husband and I have taken Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace course and it was a big eye opener. We've followed his practices since. I've been eyeing this book written by him and his daughter for some time and am looking forward to reading it and applying the lessons to our kids in money management.
Wanting but Haven't: Brooklyn, Colm Toibin
I want to read this before I see the movie, which looks lovely.
Haven't Finished: Masterminds and Wingmen, Rosalind Wiseman
I've mentioned before that I've been reading this on and off. Well, I've been reading it on and off for over year :/. Time to buckle down and finish it!
A Classic: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Confession: I've never read any Dickens (except A Christmas Carol). It's time!
I'd love for you to join me in the 2016 Reading Challenge! I'll be posting updates throughout the year and would love to see what you're reading too.