I need to read more. Why did I stop? Oh yeah. Things like laundry, meals, and running people around got in the way. Life gets in the way. I often have good intentions to read – I really do! I put the kids to bed, climb into my bed with a good book and a warm blanket, then within minutes I’m snoring away. I totally get it. Finding the time to read when you’ve got other responsibilities is hard – but this year I have decided that I want to change all of that. I’ve decided to set a goal of reading one new book every month for an entire year. That’s 12 books read this year. Totally easy, right? Will you join me?
How it Works
It’s simple, really. At the end of each month (except this one because we are just getting started) I will announce what the book for the next month will be. Sometimes companies send me new release books and I might choose one of those to read that month (and I will totally always tell you up front if I got the book for free) or I will simply choose a book that I feel looks interesting.
What types of books do I like to read? Typically I like to choose inspirational or non-fiction books but I am also open to suggestions!
How do you get involved? Each month you can decide if you want to purchase the book and participate in the discussions. It’s totally up to you! Otherwise, I will provide a final review of the book at the end of each month. For now we can use the conversation thread at the end of this article to discuss but I may change this later on if we have enough interest.
January’s Book | The Happiest Mommy You Know
At first I was a little skeptical about this book because of the name. Do I want to be a selfish mom, no way! Then as I got to thinking about how I never make time to read anymore and how much I miss it – I wondered if this book didn’t have some merit? I guess that is what we are going to find out! Can I find more happiness and be a better mom if I take my own needs into consideration a little more often? What exactly does that mean and can I come to grips with giving myself permission?
If you’re intrigued by this conversation, join us in reading The Happiest Mommy You Know: Why Putting Your Kids First is the Last Thing You Should Do by Genevieve Brown this month. For full disclosure (cuz I’ll never hide that kind of info from you) this book was sent to me free as a preview copy – but after reading the first couple of pages I thought that it would make a perfect place to start this year!
Get Your Copy (aff. link)
Ready to Get Started?
If you’re ready to do more reading with me this year, comment Ready! in the comment section below. I’d love to know how many people I have on this with me. Have a book recommendation for next month? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment your suggestion below.
Quiet. I’ll make do. .
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