2017 readolution: a plan for a well-read year

while 2016 was certainly a rough year for many, I’m grateful for the moments of positivity that punctuated its 365 days. one such instance was the unexpected joy of turning a new, longer commute into time for reading (thank you, RTD). and, as a result, I was able to get through more books last year than in any one prior.

on the heels of my reading accomplishments of 2016, I’m launching my 2017 readolution. a known lover of lists and structure, I created the following reading goals as a way to keep myself accountable, finally finish all of the unread books on my shelves (there are many) and ensure I’m reading a diverse mix of books. I’m excited to tackle the goals that follow and will be providing updates throughout the year. screenshot-2017-01-08-10-20-09

I will read:

  • all book club books (~10)
  • at least one book per week
  • a chapter each week in a year of living mindfully
  • one page daily in 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts

I will read again:

  • She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb
  • the War of Art, Steve Pressfield
  • Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  • Wonder, R.J. Palacio (book club)

I will read:

  1. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
  2. the one-minute meditator, David Nichol and Bill Birchard
  3. If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body, James Hamblin
  4. The Book of Joy, Dalai Lama + Desmond Tutu + Douglas Abrams
  5. Brave Enough, Cheryl Strayed
  6. On Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo
  7. The Knowledge: A Too Close to True Novel, Steve Pressfield
  8. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  9. The Gift, Lewis Hyde
  10. Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
  11. The Well Life, Borten and Borten
  12. Tenth of December, George Saunders
  13. Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, Pema Chodron
  14. Presence, Amy Cuddy
  15. I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Brene Brown
  16. Fig, Sarah Elizabeth Schantz
  17. The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, Elizabeth Burg
  18. The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown
  19. Lunch With Buddha, Roland Merullo
  20. The Girls with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer
  21. The Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, Robert Kolker (book club)
  22. 10% Human, Alanna Collen (book club)
  23. The Accidental Empress, Allison Pataki (book club)
  24. Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, Kate Bolick
  25. essentialism, Greg McKeon
  26. Originals, Adam Grant
  27. The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher
  28. How to Be Alive, Colin Beavan
  29. Writing Wild, Tina Welling
  30. The Not So Big Life, Sarah Susanka
  31. bird by bird, Annie Lamont
  32. A Path Appears, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  33. The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
  34. Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  35. Dataclysm, Christian Rudder
  36. Today Will Be Different, Maria Semple
  37. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, Michael Lewis
  38. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, Phil Knight
  39. Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life, Glennon Doyle Melton
  40. The Underground Railroad: A Novel, Colson Whitehead
  41. Additional book club choices, TBD
  42. New releases in 2017 (~5)
  43. Quarterly issues of Bella Grace Magazine
  44. Bi-monthly issues of Harvard Business Review

have you set any reading goals for 2017? I’d love to hear about them in the comments. happy reading! 

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