For 2021, I set a goal of reading 3 books per week — 1 fiction book, 1 non-fiction book, and 1 audiobook each week. I know this is an audacious goal, but reading is something I love and it’s a way I learn, challenge my mind, improve as a writer and communicator, and am refreshed and encouraged through inspiring stories.
I have a few shelves full of books (mostly that I’ve gotten free), so I decided to choose 52 books from off my shelf to read this year. I’ll also read other books that I find/am sent that pique my interest. Plus, I plan to go through a lot of audiobooks (I get mine free from the Libby app).
Each week, I plan to give an update on what I read/listened to + my honest reviews. We’ll see how I do with my reading goals. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to hit them, but it will be fun to try!
Note: I have not read any of these books, so my inclusion of them on this list is not an endorsement or recommendation of them.
Foster Care/Parenting Titles
- Parenting From the Inside Out
- Mama Bear Apologetics
- The Connected Child
- Another Place at the Table
- Faith to Foster
- Keep the Doors Open
- The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
Spiritually Encouraging Non-Fiction Titles
- Courageous Grace
- She Did What She Could
- Back Roads to Belonging
- Praying Women
- Fierce Faith
- Made Like Martha
- Loving My Actual Neighbor
- He Sat Down
- Stolen Jesus
- Breaking Anxiety’s Grip
- When People Are Big and God is Small
- The God Dare
- For All Who Wander
- Looking for God
- Second Mile People
- The Shadow of the Cross
(I need some more title recommendations for fiction. I like clean titles that have good character development, depth, and meaning but that are also well-paced and engaging. Any suggestions??)
- Company of One
- The Power of Community
- The 5-Second Rule
- Profit First
- Own Your Everyday
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You
Other Non-Fiction Titles (that don’t really fit into a category!)
Have you read any of these books? Which one should I read first?
Coming soon: the 12 books I plan to read to Kierstyn in 2021.