I usually read for an hour or so when I first get up. My teen is still sleeping at this time, and I try to get my son to read for at least half an hour. It's a nice way to ease into the day.
It was one of my 2012 goals to read at least 12 books "just for me" -- my personal picks as opposed to review books (which I am still selecting and excited to read) -- basically one a month. I honestly thought I might be a little behind, but I just checked my spreadsheet (another goal -- to accurately keep track of the books I read), and I'm in the middle of my 7th book right now!
That book is Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus, which was recommended to me by a friend. I'm enjoying it a lot.
Other books I hope to get to include:
- Porch Lights: A Novel by Dorthea Benton Frank
- Can I Get An Amen? by Sarah Healy
- And Laughter Fell from the Sky by Jyotsna Sreenivasan
- All the Truth by Laura Brodie
- Finding Emma by Steena Holmes
Planes, Trains, and Auto-Rickshaws: A Journey through Modern India and finish Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking which is fascinating but is taking me a while to read.
MIDDLE-GRADE and YA FICTION
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