Back in January I shared a list of books already on my bookshelf that I hope to read this year. I’m happy to share I’ve read three of them, which brings my reading total for the year to seven books!
Of course there are many books I don’t own that I want to read (I started a note on my phone so I can track titles that catch my attention) so I can imagine my reading list for 2021 may be a little long. But that is OK :) I really enjoy reading and all that I learn; all the conversations that bloom from having a well-read mind to draw from.
And, with the hours each week I save by not using social media (I expand on this at the end of the post), I definitely have extra time to read. Or, snuggle into bed early. Getting more sleep is a must!
The curriculum I use with the kiddos (My Father’s World) includes supplemental reading lists for each week, so about 2 weeks in advance I place holds on a whole slew of library books. I am starting to reserve books just for me to read, which feels extra luxurious :) I’m on an Elisabeth Elliot rabbit trail…
Just last week I read to my children in the living room for nearly an hour while they munched on popcorn. We are working through American history with Maxwell’s schooling, so there are many stories which captivate their attention. I have to say, we have used the library more than ever these last 12 months! Are you using your library?
Here’s what I’ve read so far this year.
How is your reading list coming along? How many books do you read at a time? When do you typically read?
PS. My answers from above: It’s going great! Usually 1-2 books at a time (this is lower than normal, but intentional). Various times throughout the day (whenever I can grab 20 minutes of time).