January 3, 2012

Books I plan to read in 2012

As I mentioned before, I want to read at least 24 books in 2012. I've broken my list down into 3 categories: Marriage/Family, Self-Improvement/Christian, and Fiction/Memoirs. These, with the exception of #1, are not necessarily in the order I will be reading them in:
1. Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-To 24-Month-Old  - I actually started reading this on January 30th....but I'm still counting it for 2012. It was recommended by babyshrink.com and so far it is right on for Aiden. I love it because we've been going through the "terrible twos" with Aiden and he's only 15 months!! I call it the "ornery ones."
2. The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity
3. Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches
4. The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man--on Purpose and with a Plan
5. Rekindling the Romance: Loving the Love of Your Life

6. One of Us Must Be Crazy. . .and I'm Pretty Sure It's You: Making Sense of the Differences That Divide Us
7. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think
8. Have a New You by Friday: How to Accept Yourself, Boost Your Confidence & Change Your Life in 5 Days
9. The Money Saving Mom's Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year
10. Calm My Anxious Heart: A Woman's Guide to Finding Contentment
11. Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive
12. Influence: Science and Practice
13. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
14. Networking Magic: Find the Best - from Doctors, Lawyers, and Accountants to Homes, Schools, and Jobs
15. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

16. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
17. Wonderstruck
18. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
19. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man: A Novel
20. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman
21. Fool: A Novel
22. A Prayer for Owen Meany\
23. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Novel
24. The Help

Since my other goal is to read one to two chapters a day, I hopefully will have room to add more books. I started reading the Isabel Dalhousie series by Alexander McCall Smith in July 2011, and have really enjoyed the 2 I've read so far. He recently came out with the 8th installment, so I need to catch up!

And in case you're wondering how I plan on getting all of these books, Crystal at moneysavingmom.com wrote a great article about getting books for free. We also have an awesome library here in Moline, which I plan to take advantage of this year. I've gotten a few books from there, but I'm hoping most of the above listed books will come from there. Wish me luck!

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