Now that I’ve shared what actually got read in 2023, I’m diving into what’s on my 2024 book list. One of my major goals is to read more fiction. Doesn’t seem hard, but man do I get pulled in by a good biography or teachable, highly recommended non-fiction book. They call me! But also, they drain me!
So this year, more fiction please.
It’s funny – I’ve actually found that fiction has this awesome ability to bring lessons and stories and insights to the forefront of my mind just as well as non-fiction, but in a secret way. It helps my relax and get lost for a little while, but at the same time, connect with new or lost truths about the world.
Another goal is to checkout more books from the library. Our home book collection is getting a bit out of hand, and even though I often order from Thriftbooks, I’m starting to rack up more pages than I have places to keep them. The idea is to first check out what I can from the library and if I love it, neeeeed to underline it, or want to read it again, I’ll order a copy.
Just like last year, I’m only adding 12 books – 1 per month – to my 2024 book list.
This list is where I always go first when it’s time to decide what to read next, knowing full well that some will get bumped if inspiration strikes otherwise. Some years have been packed with reading (like this one), and others have been more sparse.
I’m setting some realistic goals this year while we’re still in baby-world, but looking forward to each and every one.
My 2024 Book List
The School for Good Mothers – Jessamine Chan
Beach Read – Emily Henry
Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow –Gabrielle Zevin
You could make this place beautiful : a memoir – Maggie Smith
Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don’t know – Malcolm Gladwell
Baby on the fire escape – Julie Phillips
Bonus if time: Traveling Mercies – Anne Lamont
Shoot. Still more non-fiction than fiction. I am who I am.
What’s on your 2024 book list!? I’d love to know! Be book buddies? Start a book club?! Let’s talk.
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