A couple weeks ago, my mom treated me to the movie Little Women and I LOVED it. I loved the cast, the writing was so with the book and other writings by Louisa May Alcott and it was beautifully done. As we were driving home I realized that I hadn’t read the book since senior year of high school. I couldn’t believe it! My sister has read it multiple times and wrote her high school thesis was inspired by it. The movie definitely inspired me to read the book again and since I asked and received so many books for Christmas, I decided to make it a goal of mine to read at least five books this year. If I didn’t have two little ones taking up most of my time, I would try to read a book a month, but I’m about making goals I could actually complete. So I encourage you to make your own goal this year-1 book, 12, or 50. Here’s my list to help you get inspired:
1. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
I mentioned that I wanted to read this book this year especially since I started a Start Today journal. I bought it right when it came out earlier last year, but hadn’t started it. Looking forward to being inspired in the new year.
2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
As mentioned before, the movie inspired me to read it again I do remember loving it when I read it, so that’s a plus.
3. Home Work by Julie Andrews
I love biographies. I will pretty much read about anyone because people’s lives fascinate me. Julie Andrews played such a big role in my childhood with Mary Poppins and Sound of Music, that it seemed only natural to read her latest book. My sister got her first memoir and we are hoping to switch when we see each other later this year or next Christmas.
4. Becoming by Michelle Obama
Again-lover of biographies. I admire any first lady’s strength and support of her spouse, no matter what party they represent. I have another book that I started a month ago about first ladies (Roosevelt to Regan) and their lives both in and out of the White House is so intriguing.
5. Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
My mom gifted this to my sister and I this past Christmas. To make this book even extra special, my daughters each received the Sisters First children’s book and they insist on reading it EVERY night for bedtime. It warms my heart when I hear their daddy read it to them. Not going to lie, when I read it to them for the first time, I teared up. It’s such a sweet book and I’m super excited to read the “adult” version.
What are some books, you’re looking forward to reading in 2020? Let us know down in the comments!