Here’s my 2018 book list!
Every year I put together a list of the books I hope to read in the coming year. Regardless of whether I make it through the whole list or not, I love the challenge!
As usual, some of the books on my list I’ve read before, and others are completely new to me. The topics range from biblical womanhood to parenting to health.
Some of these books were already on my shelf (some we’ve had for years), others I received from family members as Christmas gifts, and some were found at used bookstores.
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My 2018 Book List
- Cultivate, Lara Casey
- A Simplified Life, Emily Ley
- Practicing Affirmation, Sam Crabtree
- Knights in Training, Heather Haupt
- Parenting, Paul David Tripp
- The Lifegiving Table, Sally Clarkson
- The Peacemaker, Ken Sande
- Peacemaking for Families, Ken Sande
- Trim Healthy Table, Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison
- Gracelaced, Ruth Chou Simons
- Keeping Our Children’s Hearts, Steven and Teri Maxwell
- Women of the Word, Jen Wilkin
- Margin, Richard A. Swenson, M.D.
- Reclaiming Home, Krista Gilbert
- Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood, Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Mahaney Whitacre
- One Minute After You Die, Erwin W. Lutzer
- The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason, Laurie Bestvater
- When Children Love to Learn, Elaine Cooper
- The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman
- 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, Tony Reinke
- Making Great Conversationalists, by Steven and Teri Maxwell
- Romancing Your Child’s Heart, Monte Swan
- The Kindness Challenge, Shaunti Feldhahn
- Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity, and Identity, Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird
- This Changes Everything, Jaquelle Crow
- Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World, Carolyn McCulley
- The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce, John Piper (This book reinforces my word for the year, so I’m really looking forward to reading it!)
Two Books Per Month
So, those are the main titles on my 2018 book list! I usually try to keep my reading list to a manageable size, and I don’t always finish all of them. What often happens is I end up adding more books and then some of the ones I’m less-interested in sort of drop off the list or I’ll add them to next year’s list.
Since there are a little over 24 books on the list, if I can read at least 2 books per month I might make it! Usually I get more reading done in the winter months since we spend more time inside.
How I Choose Books
I try to choose books that will be encouraging and challenging. Books that will help me reach my goals as a wife, mother, and homemaker.
You might notice that some of the books I’ve chosen are ones typically aimed at younger women/teens (like Girl Defined and This Changes Everything). That’s because I’m planning to study those with my daughters this year and I wanted to read them in advance. (I actually already finished reading Girl Defined this week, and it’s so good! I highly recommend it, and I can’t wait to go through it with my girls.)
What are you reading this year? Have you read any of the books on my list?