One of my "resolutions" this year is to read more. My goal is to read for at least a half hour each day. Here is what is currently on my Kindle app (Brian got me an iPad Mini for my birthday!), or my nightstand (I like "real books" too). I have either finished them, am in the midst of them, or they are next in my "queue."
1. Say Goodbye to Survival Mode - Crystal Paine: I have started this, but I keep putting it off. Not because I don't want to say goodbye to Survival Mode (I do!), but honestly, I can't get into it. I know it has great reviews, but I think there's a conflict between what I read and how it's presented to me. Does that make sense? I just haven't found anything that is truly motivational for me in the book.
2. The Life you Imagine - Derek Jeter: I have often thought that if Derek Jeter's parents would just write a parenting book, it would be at the top of my "must read" list. This is as close as I'll get for now!
3. The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin: I'm reading this chapter by chapter as part of a book club. I really like the premise, and I think it's a better "how to guide" than the first book. Oh, these things might make me happier? Okay, I can do it!
4. Raising Your Spirited Child - Mary Sheedy Kurcinka: Honest to goodness, this is NEEDED. I am in the trenches of raising a spirited child, y'all. Like she says in the book, everything one of my children feels, does, reacts to, is just, well MORE. I am only a quarter of the way through the book, but I like the approach, I like the advice, I like, well, everything about this book.
5. The Antelope in the Living Room - Melanie Shankle: Fun, relate-able read. I really enjoyed this book, and there were parts that I actually read out loud to Brian!
6. Balancing it All - Candace Cameron Bure: Meh. It was good for the Full House stories.
7. Hands Free Mama - Rachel Macy Stafford: Next up.
8. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell: This is a regular read for me. I adore this book, and I want to read it again this year!