Reading books can be a consumerist game and I CAN BE queen of that. I LOVE to read books BUT if it doesn’t change any behavior, I may enjoy the process, but I don’t reap the incredible benefits from each book!
I have tried a few different ways to remember what I learned. I used to print out highlighted notes. In light of my search for margin, all the notes I highlighted were too cumbersome and hard to truly implement or remember what I learned. Now, I have one notebook for all the books I’m reading and start a new section for each book. Because I like to read more than one at a time, I leave a lot of space and go back and add a book if I left enough space between two books notes. Does that make sense? I may highlight notes in my book and actually write a few of these quotes down with the thoughts that they inspire. I take a lot less notes, but they are more quality. And my notebook is like my little golden goose of what I’m learning!
Today I wanted to share my list to read in 2015. I will start by saying, I can’t really get into fiction reading. I love reading, but less as a hobby and more as part of growth. So you won’t see a single fiction on my list. And 25 is ALOT. I honestly had planned to read 20 but had some trouble cutting down the last 7, so 25 it is! Also, so many of these are half-finished books, I am cheating a little! 🙂
I have them divided up into categories of areas I like to learn. The ones with a line through I have already read this year. The ones with an asterisk, I have already started or need to finish from last year.
Love Skip Jump2. Prayer : Experiencing Intimacy and Awe with God
3. Go Small
4. Crash the Chatterbox
6. Women of the Word
7. The Best Yes
8. Grace-Based Parenting
9. Shepherding a Child’s Heart
10. Don’t Make Me Count to Three
11. Bringing up Bebe *
12. Bread & Wine *
13. Prayers of the New Bride *
14. ?? (Any suggestions on a great book on community or friendship?)
15. Tribes *
16. Clout *
18. Manage Your Day-to-Day
Make it Happen20.
31 Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer
21. Making Habits, Breaking Habits
HEALTH / SELF-CARE
The Fringe Hours
23. The Daniel Plan *
24. Skin Cleanse
25. Eat Move Sleep
What is on your list to read in 2015?
Another really good one is Bloom by Kelle Hampton. Such s great list! I’ll definitelg be checking some of these reads out!!
This looks so great too!! Oy! Can I start my 2016 list already?
What a great list! I can’t wait to look some of these up! Also, I shared my 2015 book list here: http://www.ashleydanyew.com/2015/2015-book-list/
Ah!! We are kindred spirits! So many on your list were some of my faves!! 🙂
I read the Daniel an this year and it changed my eating habits and cooking strategies! Great choice!
I’m so glad to hear this!! I had started it and put it down but KNOW it would be a really good resource!
A book I loved on relationships/community was Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. Definitely an amazing read that made me start to look at the community I lived in differently and how God always has a divine purpose for every aspect of your life!