A couple of weeks ago, I heard a story on NPR about a 4-year-old who has read 1000 books.
Say what now?!?!
Yea, that’s right. A little girl, 44 years my junior has read that many a book! I’m not sure if in my lifetime that I’ve read that many and I’ve read a lot of books.
Ask my parents, and they’ll tell you that as a little girl, I had a huge appetite for books. I could finish a 300-page book in a day. I even made it a habit of reading my set of World Knowledge encyclopedias, from A-Z, when I didn’t have a book to read. And let’s not talk about my favorite magazine, National Geographic. The pictures amazed me, and so did the articles!
Sadly, I don’t read books much like I did when I was little. But hearing this story stimulated me to reset my love of reading books in 2017 and reminded me of Dr. Suess’s great advice.
The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
In 2017, I’d like to read a book a month. The book I’m reading now isn’t an easy read (see #1 on my list), so I’m a little behind, but I’m hoping that I’ll make up for it later.
Check out my reading list below.
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- Women Who Run with Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype* (Clarissa Pinkola Estes)
- Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer* (Patricia Schiller)
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear*(Elizabeth Gilbert)
- Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered*(Austin Kleon)
- Swing Time* (Zadie Smith)
- What To Do When It’s Your Turn*(Seth Godin)
- Grace Not Perfection*(Emily Ley)
- I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual*(Luvvie Ayayi)
- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life*(Anne Lamott)
- The Misadventures of the Awkward Black Girl*Issa Rae)
- A Wrinkle in Time*(Madeleine L’Engle)
- Meaningful: The Story of Ideas That Fly* (Bernadette Jiwa)
Do any of these books sound juicy to you? What books are you planning to read in 2017? Post them in the comments below, or on Facebook, and I’ll add them to my list. Happy reading!