Sequin Gowns & Mermaid Crowns : October 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

12 books I plan to read in 2019

As a lot of you already know, I love to read! At the beginning of each year, I open up my little GoodReads app and set myself, what I think to be, a reasonable and attainable goal. How many books can I realistically read in a single year?

Usually I play it safe at a meager 12; one per month. Doable. I did it last year, actually, and I was very proud! So at the beginning of 2018 I set the same goal.

Needless to say, this year hasn't gone quite the same.

See, last year I was single and had a crazy, inconsistent schedule. That made for a LOT of alone time at weird hours when I should probably be asleep. Instead, I read.

Now, I'm engaged and living with my fiance plus, I work the same schedule each day. My nightly routine usually consists of Netflix and popcorn with Sky. My morning routine is usually sleep, eat, get ready for work.

Doesn't leave a lot of time to read.

But recently, since Sky also loves to read, we've been trying more to take the time to read a few chapters now and again. When I went to show him GoodReads and my yearly goal, I was totally surprised to see I had finished a whopping ZERO books.

I'd started one before we started dating. And that was it. Still haven't finished it, and have moved on to a new book. And I think I started something else somewhere in between there that just kinda got lost...Maybe I should finish that one too...

Anyway, this sudden knowledge and thirst for reading has motivated me to ATTEMPT to get a head start on my list for 2019.

When I originally wrote this, I was going to attempt to read ALL 12 books in four months (by the end of the year.) Unfortunately, Hurricanes Florence and Michael took up about a month of that time, so not do I not have the time to read, I'm super behind on everything else in life.

I figure maybe if I tell you all about my challenge that you will hold me accountable and I'll actually do it, instead of telling myself about it and then forgetting about it in a week.

So the collage above features the 12 books I'm going to commit to at least TRYING to get through over the next year. That includes the ones I'm already reading.

1. Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hahn
2. Buddhism for Busy People: Finding Happiness in a Hurried World by David Michie
3. Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Book 1) by Kevin Kwan
4. China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Book 2) by Kevin Kwan
5. Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Book 3) by Kevin Kwan
6. Zodiac (Zodiac Book 1) by Romina Russell
7. Wandering Star (Zodiac Book 2) by Romina Russell
8. Black Moon (Zodiac Book 3) by Romina Russell
9. Thirteen Rising (Zodiac Book 4) by Romina Russell
10. Siren (Siren Book 1) by Tricia Rayburn
11. Undercurrent (Siren Book 2) by Tricia Rayburn
12. Dark Waters (Siren Book 3) by Tricia Rayburn

Follow my progress on GoodReads, here!