2019 Reading List

It is the new year; how did that happen?! Well, it did, and it is time for the annual goal making (a.k.a resolutions) I have noticed that New Year’s resolutions are either loved, or hated! Some feel like they are a joke, or a waste of time, others truly look at the start of each new year and a fresh start. I gotta say, I am with the latter. However, this is not a post about all I wish to accomplish within the next 11 1/2 months; it is focused on one of my main goals to read more.

I am a firm believer that a tool to become a better writer, is to read more pieces of writing. It allows you to see other writing styles, can expand your creativity, and overall, strength your existing skills. And because creative writing has been a goal of my for a long time, I decided I would take my own advice and read while I am struggling to get my creative juices flowing. Plus, when you find the right book, reading can be fun!

Speaking of fun, I decided to make a little challenge, or a yearly reading list, to motivate me to hit my twelve book goal for the year:

I chose to make January a book of your choosing based on the fact that it is almost mid-January and I am just getting around to sharing this! Here is my personal list for 2019:

January (a book of your choosing): Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
February (a book you read in school): White Oleander by Janet Fitch
March (a book published within the last year[2018]): The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
April (a book published the year you were born[1986]): Strangers by Dean Koontz
May (a nonfiction book): Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
June (a book that has been turned into a movie): The Godfather by Mario Puzo
July (a banned book): The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
August (a self-improvement book): You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
September (a book with nonhuman characters): Animal Farm by George Orwell
October (a book with poor reviews): TBD
November (a book recommended by a friend): Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
December (a book set during the holidays/Christmas): TBD

As you can see, I am still on the search for my October, and December, books. If you have any recommendations, I am all ears! Also, feel free to you the reading list template for your own 2019 reading goals!

6 thoughts

  1. Ooo some interesting picks! “You are a Badass” gets great reviews, I included that on my recent post about top life-changing reads & self-help books to check out this year too. Happy reading! 🙂
    Caz xx

  2. This is so fun!! I generally average a book a week, and this year, I’m theming my reading to incorporate more ethnic and minority authors. I like the idea of a monthly theme, too. And I might do something like that next year!

  3. I read Sharp Objects as well, it was actually my pick for our book club. I liked it!! I love your thoughts on it and feel the same about it!

    1. Thank you! I loved this novel. If you haven’t already, you might want to check out Flynn’s other two books (I will have reviews on those very soon 😉 )

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