Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 Book List

100 books read.  That is what I want to be able to say at the end of 2015.  It is kind of a lofty goal.  I mean, that is two books a week!  I'll let you in on a little secret, I have only read one book so far this year.  And it is already the 16th!  

I have seen a lot of people put up their reading list for the year, and I thought that was an awesome idea!
Of course, compiling a reading list is not an easy feat.  

I thought that I might be able to easily write down 100 books that I wanted to read this year.  Writing down 100 books is easy, but figuring out the ones that I want to read this year, not so easy!

I have come up with a smaller list of books that I want to read though, and have ordered some of them.  I hope to use the library to fill in the gaps!  Some of these books I own and have never read, some I have read before and want to re-read because they are that good.  Here is my *much smaller than 100 books* book list for 2015, in no particular order.

Unglued - Lysa TerKeurst
The Book of Life: A Novel - Deborah Harkness
Dumbing us Down - John Taylor Gatto
Mothering from Scratch - Means & Helgemo
Make it Happen - Lara Casey
The Best Yes  - Lysa TerKeurst
Own Your Life - Sally Clarkson
Interrupted - Jen Hatmaker
Bread & Wine - Shauna Niequist
Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do - Michael Powell
Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-mile Diet - Smith & Mackinnon
What to Eat - Marion Nestle
A Woman's Guide to Hearing God's Voice - Leighann McCoy
Simplicity Parenting - Kim John Payne
Mission of Motherhood - Sally Clarkson
No Impact Man - Colin Beavan
Mindset for Moms - Jamie Martin
Steady Days - Jamie Martin
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess - Jen Hatmaker
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are - Ann Voskamp
Harry Potter 1-7
Lord of the Rings

So technically this is only 30 books.  But, I feel like it is a really good start!  It certainly is heavy on the non-fiction, but that is what I am feeling right now.  I am sure I will easily get some fiction reading in.

I also want to reiterate: all books that are over 100 pages that I read with the kiddos will also be included in my 100 books read goal!

What is on your reading list this year?

*None of these books are affiliate links.  Amazon affiliates is not available in my state!


  1. Wonderful book list! I have read a few of those pictured and am looking forward to reading the others! Happy Reading!

  2. I love Sally Clarkson and No Impact Man and many others on this list. Maybe Mark Boyle's The Moneyless Man? Look forward to seeing how you are going and getting some new reading ideas myself!

  3. I have a LOT of the same books you do on your list! We are doing going through Jen Hatmaker's "7" right now on my blog! :) I'd love for you to link up your list on my party today! (I found you at A Bowl Full of Lemons...I'll be back!) :)

  4. Great list. Try and we all completely beside ourselves. I recommend this book to everyone. It's a big break from a formula novel and I love it. I just started a new blog (I found you from my old one ;))

  5. I read Dumbing Us Down last year. Fascinating and so inspiring!

  6. I'm sure you read reviews and whatnot but just have to say GREAT list! Interrupted was a life-changer for me, Unglued has been remarkably helpful for me as a mom, A Thousand Gifts is tough to read (just how she writes) but good once you get used to it, and 7 by Jen Hatmaker is one of my favorites of all time. I'll have to look up some I don't know about. Love seeing what others are reading so thanks for sharing!

    1. I am really looking forward to Interrupted - I have heard similar things about all the books in that picture actually :-) I need to start digging into them! This blizzard is giving me a perfect excuse to curl up with a book!!


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