Reading The ABC’s of My Bookshelves 2018

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“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” ~ Gustave Flaubert

I have more books than anything else in my home. They are the hardest things for me to declutter. Since I really want and need to streamline my home, boxes (and boxes and boxes) of books need to relocate. But first, I want to read or re-read them.

 

  • Have you read all the books on your bookshelves?
  • Do you have any you want to reread?

My answers are “No” and “Yes.”

How do you pick which books to read?

I have so many that sometimes it is hard to choose which ONE book to read first. That is why I am creating The ABC’s of My Home Bookshelf list. At least I’ll narrow the list to 26 books. Below is my (tentative) list. As I read a book for that letter, I will bold the entry.

The ABC’s of My Home Bookshelves

  1. Actual Factuals for Kids: with Verses From the Bible by Nancy S. Hill
  2. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
  3. Corelli’s Mandolin
  4. Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
  5. Extraordinary Results from Ordinary Teachers by Michael Warden
  6. Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest by Bonnie Gray
  7. Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants by Louie Giglio
  8. Hollow City (2nd novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs 
  9. The Invisible Bond: How to Break Free from Your Sexual Past by Barbara Wilson
  10. J
  11. Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis .
  12. Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life  by Priscilla Warner
  13.  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  14. No Easy Jesus by Jason Mitchell
  15. Option B: Facing Adversity, Duilding Resilience, And Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg
  16. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  17. Q
  18. The Right Attitude to Rain (An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery) by Alexander McCall Smith …
  19. Switch On Your Brain by Dr Caroline Leaf
  20. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
  21. U
  22. V
  23. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  24. X
  25. b              
  26. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Your Turn . . . Have you read all the books on your bookshelves? . . . How do you pick what to read?

Related Posts – I’ve tried different things to narrow my reading choices.

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  • 1. wendyj59  |  . at .

    You are clearly a prolific reader. I have books on my shelves that I haven’t read and I think I’d have to focus on those before re-reading any. You’ve set yourself a high target. I’m focusing on maintaining an overall total of 52 books again this year. I managed that last year but previous years were less so aiming for consistency.

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    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      Wendy – Lots of times my eyes are bigger than my stomach even when it comes to my reading goals.
      I go in spurts with my reading; mainly social media is what gets in the way of accomplishing my reading goals. I need to ban myself from social media and then I’d really take off meeting my goals.
      52 books a year is a great goal and takes a commitment, too.
      Consistency? I want to aim for that, as well.

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