A pile of books that I plan to read this year.
One of my goals for the New Year is to keep track of everything that I read and share my progress with you each week. Because I am not a TV watcher, I end every day by climbing into bed with a good book. I primarily read non-fiction. But, I also enjoy historical fiction, educational books, and cookbooks (which I read like many would read a novel). My normal pace is about one book a week. However, sometimes more, sometimes less depending on how tired I am at the end of the day or how difficult a book is to get through (this tends to slow me down a bit).
I also read aloud to my children during the week as part of their homework. Typically we read chapter books that all three of my children can listen to together. I will include these in my weekly reading report as well.
Finally, I often listen to books on CD while I am cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry. I have only recently started doing this, but I love how listening to a book helps my day to fly by without feeling weighed down by household chores. I will also listen to a book when I have a long drive ahead of me (like 30 minutes or more). However, I have found that I can only listen when my children are not at home. They tend to interrupt me too much, so I only listen during the day while they are at school.
If you have read any of the books pictured above, I would love to hear your thoughts about what you have read. Or, if you have any books that you would like to recommend, please share them in the comments below.