Monday, January 12, 2015

Channeling My Seventh Grade Self

On Friday, I took some initiative and I got rid of all that stuff I said I would.  I can't believe it.  I followed through on some hard stuff just like I said I would. I'm already sad about Spotify.  It breaks my heart, but I will survive.  Hopefully.  
I'm home in Salt Lake for drill and I decided to take advantage of the "free" time that I have.  I also started reading this book about retirement and the best way to save money for when I'm old and social security isn't a thing.  It's a pretty dang boring book, but I'm learning a lot and I'm pretty sure it'll change my future.  So that's pretty cool.  

That's not all I'm reading though.  It's not the focus of January, but I've made it a personal goal for 2015 to read more books.  I put it down on my 2014 list, but I didn't really follow through.  My year ended up being filled with the Military, a cross country road trip, and yet another big move to Las Vegas...so the book thing only happened via audio book during my road trips.  I "read" a whopping total of 3 books last year.  I used to love reading.  I used to read a book every single day...

This year, I decided that the only way to get myself to read a bunch of books was to make a list of books I want to read. I've been inspired by Bonnie, so of course, I stole a couple books off her list that I haven't read and I definitely should have. 

The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger 
Wonder by R.J. Palacio. 
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 
If I Stay by Gayle Forman 
If I Go by Gayle Froman 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 
Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
Rant by Chuck Palahnuik 
1983 by George Orwell 
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 
Landline by Rainbow Rowell 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Mindy Kaling 
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom 

And....I suppose I should start with these.  I'm working hard to make my life more enriched with the written word.  I could really benefit from some time away from Netflix and into the reading.  Any suggestions? I could use em!

8 comments:

Ashley said...

I really want to read Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. I'm currently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and so far I really like it. PS Goodreads will be your best friend!

Robin M said...

I suggest going on Goodreads. It also has an app you can use on your phone. You can add what you want to read so there is a list you can just log in the app and walah. Oh yeah that's what I wanted to read. Once you are done reading you rate them and can also review others ratings. It also has where you can add friends and even post your reviews on Facebook. There is also a giveaway section where you can scroll through and if you see any books you want to read. You just enter that giveaway and if you get lucky they may choose you. Sometimes the giveaway books are arc books or even signed by the author, which is awesome! They just ask you do a review once you read it . There are also groups you can join that have set challenges and where you can discuss the book you are reading with other folks.

Alexandra Stacey said...

This is a great list!! I (also) suggest Goodreads! I made a goal for myself to read 60 books this year. I wish you luck with your goal!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wonderful book list. i find I really enjoy reading in the winter months. Coming over from BOBB.

Valerie Bernard said...

I loved 1983, I need to add some of these to my list.

Shannon Hall said...

Tuesdays With Morrie is one of my all time favorites. You will love it!

JG said...

I love "Wuthering Heights." And if you like "Wuthering Heights," I think you'll like "Jane Eyre," which is my favorite of the Bronte books.

Jade Wright said...

Good look with your reading list! Mine is also pretty damn long I must admit, but I read every day!

Hope you're enjoying the reads so far! The only one I have read from your list is Cather in the Rye!!! And that was YEARS ago!! I might have to add a few of these to my own list too :)

We should start a book-club!


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