I hope to read more for enjoyment in 2017. Read more, watch more movies, make more crafts, turn on Netflix more often. You see where I’m going with this? Introduce more PLAY into my world, or at least some leisure time. I thought I was going to be able to join the book club at my local club – with real live adults – but for the last four months I’ve found that there has been a scheduling conflict and I’ve not been able to attend. Boo!
Online, I did find one hosted by Jennifer Wilson of The Simple Scrapper that looks promising judging by previous book selections. I’ve just clicked the “buy” button on all the selections (that I don’t already own) and expect a years worth of books to be on my shelves by Friday:
JANUARY: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams
FEBRUARY: Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
MARCH: Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller
APRIL: I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time by Laura Vanderkam
JUNE: Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver
JULY: Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life by Renée Peterson Trudeau
AUGUST: Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
SEPTEMBER: The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness and Space to Create Balance, Happiness and Peace by Briana and Peter Borten
OCTOBER: The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life by Craig Ballantyne
NOVEMBER: Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better and Loving More by Rachel Macy Stafford
DECEMBER: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
It is my habit to purchase all non-fiction works in book form so that I can make notes in the margins and use my highlighter. And yes, I do fold over pages. I make a complete mess out of my non fiction books. I love them until they are tattered and worn.
Now? Well, I’d like to find a book club that offers a selection of pure fiction. Or maybe I’ll make a list for myself. Any title or author suggestions?