Last year, I set a New Year’s Resolution to read one book each month. I ended up reading 14 books. This was an accomplishment because in college I never had time to read for pleasure, and after I graduated, I couldn’t find anything I liked enough to read. This year, I’m stepping up my game. I hope to read 20 books. So far, I’ve only read five, so I really need to get the ball rolling.
So what’s on my list?
Let’s start with what I’m currently reading.
I highly recommend this book if you feel a little lost as to how to pray for your partner or spouse. Obviously, I’m not married yet, and I’m reading this book, so you don’t have to necessarily be married. There are specific prayers for sex life between man and wife, and I pray those for our future sex life, since we are refraining from sex until our wedding day. What I love about this book is that I’m learning that prayer can be such a powerful force, and I do believe these prayers are impacting my fiance and our life together.
I just started reading this book the other day and can not put it down. Ever since I read Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey last year, I have been reading more poetry. I have always been a huge fan of poetry. I loved learning about it and other creative writing while in high school and college. Poetry is great if you can’t read longer novels, but the poems can really make an impact with just a few words. Pick up this book if you want something quick to read.
Books I haven’t read yet
Daphne Du Maurier is one of my favorite authors. I read her book Rebecca in high school and loved it so much. I’ve probably read it a dozen times, and every time I read it, I find something new about the story. A film of the same name was adapted from this book last year. I have yet to see it, but I love the main actress Rachel Weisz. The only reason I’m not reading this book right now is because I literally can’t find it. It’s boxed up in my storage unit. Until moving day (this Saturday), I won’t be able to crack it open.
This book is also in a box somewhere. It is Rupi Kaur’s second poetry book, and I am so excited to read it. If you haven’t read her first collection, Milk and Honey, please, do. If you’re not into poetry, ok, then maybe you won’t like it. But Kaur writes with such power in so few words, it’s amazing.
If you saw the movie Me Before You, it’s actually based on a book. The continuation is called After You, and the third book in the series is Still Me. All of the books are based on Louisa Clark’s life, and I think that’s what makes me want to keep reading them. She’s a funny character and also very relatable. I really liked the second book After You, so we’ll see how this third book plays out. I had never heard of JoJo Moyes before last year, so I’m also interested in reading more of her other novels.
If you can’t tell from my reading list, I love “girly” books. I just love reading books that make me feel good, although I have certainly read my fair share of action books and mystery novels. Right now, I am just trying to read books I’ve bought but haven’t actually had a chance to read yet. I am one of those people who buys books from Barnes & Noble, but don’t read them until six months later. Am I the only one?
I have more books on my list for this year, but these are the ones I want to read the most.
Got any recommendations for me? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments below.