I have always loved to read. I have been an avid reader my entire life… that is, until I had kids. My reading picked up a bit when I got a Kindle, since I could throw it in my purse and it also connects to my phone through the Kindle app. Once things finally settled down with my first kid, I decided to have another one… and I haven’t been reading since.
For 2016, I really want to get back to reading since: 1.) I enjoy it. 2.) my reading list is getting really freaking long! 3.) one of my New Year’s resolutions is to take more time to do the things I enjoy… and reading it pretty high up on the list. Since I like to be held accountable for things, I decided to do a 2016 reading challenge on my blog, and I hope you will join me!
Each month, I will be selecting 2 books to read. I like to keep 2 books in rotation at a time, one fiction and one nonfiction. (I LOVE LOVE self-help/motivational books) I’ll review the books near the end of the month and announce the new reads for the following month.
Here are my picks for January!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Summary from Amazon: This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your
home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers
step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying,
organizing, and storing.
Why I selected it: I have always been a messy person. I like to start the year with a fresh start, which always includes promises to myself on how I will try to tidy up more. I have seen many people talk about this “KonMari Method” so I want to know what it is all about.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Summary from Amazon: A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on
ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard
scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to
Why I selected it: This was the last book I started.. I got through the 1st chapter and really enjoyed it. Now I want to finish it and it has good reviews on Goodreads & Amazon.
SO… if one of your resolutions this year is to read more, I would love for
you to join in! I will also be taking suggestions, so if you have a book
that was amazing or one that you really want to read, please leave me a
note in the comments!
I love getting my ebooks for free from the library, however many of the good books are on a wait list. My goal will be to announce the following months book selection ahead of my actual review post, if I know what they are going to be so everyone can plan accordingly. Also, be sure to friend me on Goodreads!