Have Read & To Be Read

When I was younger I used to read as if my life depended on it, and I always looked forward to going to the library every two weeks to get a fresh pile of books to devour. My mom has always been an avid reader, and she also used to read to me at night and we would work through book series after book series (Trixie Belden is the best – I still read them when I am looking for a throwback). I kept up this habit all the way through high school until I got to college. Let me just tell you, there is something about required reading that takes the luster out of any book. So, my reading habit died as my college career made me die a slow death  blossomed. Last year I decided to restart my habit and bring my love of reading back to life, so I got a library card and started buy cheap used books to add to my collection. One of my goals for 2018 was to read 24 books, and I am currently at 21. So, I thought I would compile a list of my top 10 books that I have read this year, as well as my To Be Read (TBR). Please let me know if you have any suggestions as I am always looking for new stories to get lost in (I am also not opposed to non fiction as you will notice below).

Top 10 of Have Read List:

Fifteen Minutes – Karen Kingsbury

Small Admissions – Amy Poeppel

One Tuesday Morning (September 11th series book 1) – Karen Kingsbury

Beyond Tuesday Morning (September 11th series book 2) – Karen Kingsbury

Every Now and Then (September 11th series book 3) – Karen Kingsbury

One True Loves –  Taylor Jenkins Reid

Polish Your Poise – Jennifer Scott

Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis

2 Second Lean – Paul Akers

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me – Mindy Kaling


To Be Read List:

Harry Potter books 1-7 – J.K. Rowling (I bought all of these for $10 recently – shout out to the Greeneville book sale!)

Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

Grace, Not Perfection – Emily Ley

High Performance Habits – Brendon Burchard

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

The Shell Seekers –  Rosamunde Pilcher

Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Travis Bradberry

Forget A Mentor, Find a Sponsor – Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Left – Jonathan Edwards

This Present Darkness – Frank E. Peretti

Crucial Conversations – Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, and Ron McMillan

The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell


If you have any suggestions for me, please let me know! Happy Tuesday, friends 🙂

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