My 2017 reading list (so far)

Hi friends!

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to make goals. 

Last year was fair, as far as reading goes. I read 38 books, and that wasn’t near as much as I would have liked. At the same time, I was doing a lot of writing, and for some reason it’s hard for me to do both at the same time. I tend to binge-read when I’m able to take a break from the pen, tearing through a few a week. Then nothin’.

If you follow me on GoodReads (there’s a link at the bottom of my site here) my reading preferences probably look a little long-haired. Sometimes I feel guilty for not reading lighter, more popular and current books. But for whatever reason, I’m drawn to the older, deeper literary styles, which also seem to best fill my writing tank. (Although I’m super grateful to the book club I joined last year for helping me branch out into more mystery and suspense!)

For 2017, I’m increasing my goal to 60 books. 
The other goal I have is to read books that I’ve owned for awhile, and that have been in my TBR pile for waaaaaaaaaaaayyyy too long.

I took pictures of them for you (below).

Fitzgerald and Flagg, Piccoult and Morrison, a new release from my friend Jolina Petersheim, one by Francine Rivers (one of my biggest writing inspirations), Cather and Steinbeck…it’s gonna be a rich, rich year!

Are any of these on your TBR pile(s)?

Have you read any of them? If so, let me know what you think. 

Leave a comment and share what you’re reading this year, what your goals are, and such. 

And let me know if there are books you’d recommend I add to my list!

I can’t wait to hear what you’re reading and your goals for 2017!

4 thoughts on “My 2017 reading list (so far)

  1. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road was terrifying and beautiful. I loved the father and son relationship placed in such a dire landscape. It broke my heart.

  2. I have some of the books on my TBR list that are on your list. I set my goal at 52 books for the year. That the same number I read (or listened to, mostly) last year. I think I can do it, but goodreads is informing me that I’m already one book behind schedule. Doing my best, honest, I am!

  3. Alliance is an interesting book. Christian and yet dystopian. Well worth reading. I’m reading her Midwife book now!

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