Goals or resolutions, most people make them at the start of a new year. What were yours? To lose weight? To start eating better? Maybe you wanted to spend more time with your family?

One of my goals this year was to read a book a month (at a minimum). Now, to some of you that may not sound like a lot. But for a mom of two that doesn’t even get a bathroom break alone, that sounds like a HUGE achievement! Plus, as much as I enjoy Pete the Cat and Llama, Llama as much as the next parent, it is nice to ready something that is just for me.

To keep me honest with this planned goal for 2018, I am asking YOU to be my accountability buddy. Join in, use my list or make your own! I am keeping mine at Good Reads. Plus I have a print out so I can track my progression. You can keep your list wherever you like though.

Total bonus, this does not have to cost you anything, I am borrowing all my books from the local library for free. If your library does not have the book available, see if your library is part of a book sharing program. Mine shares books with over 100 libraries and I can request titles my local library does not have. They will transfer them to my library for pick up. What could be easier than that?

Why should I make a list anyway?

You may be wondering why I am urging you to come on this reading journey with me. Well I have two reasons. First, maybe a little selfish, but if you read a book a month, it will keep me honest! Accountability is key to any tough goal. Just like anyone else, I need help! My reading list is a bit daunting for me personally. So I can use all the support I can get.

Second, you will feel good about accomplishing something, it will give you a chance to escape through a book, help your mental health and stress levels and of course there is the benefit of learning something new! I think those are pretty good reasons to start reading with me! And as I said before, if you prefer you can create your own reading list.

2018 Reading List- Checklist (My List)

2018 Reading List- Checklist (BLANK)

2018 Reading List

January: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

February: Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg (moved it up my list because it was available at the Library!)

March: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahenman

April: Behave, The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky

May: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

June: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

July: The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

August: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

September: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

October: Unlimited Memory by Grandmaster Kevin Horsley

November: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

December: Grit by Angela Duckworth


That is my planned list. Want to read with me? Great you can find a printout of this list for you to put where you will remember to do it.

2018 Reading List- Checklist (My List)

Rather read a different list, that is OK. Here you can find a blank checklist.

2018 Reading List- Checklist (BLANK)

My 2018 Reading List- ad why you should have one too!

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