Top Books to Read, lists to go by, everything a reader needs for the year to come!
I mentioned my love for reading awhile ago when I shared a list of books for tween/teen girls. I know it sounds silly but reading the Babysitter’s Club helped me get through a tough time as a girl. I learned to love flipping pages and getting lost in stories. I seem to go through spurts of reading a ton and then not reading at all. I haven’t really had the solid time to devote to reading like I’ve wanted to the last little bit but I know it’s a matter of prioritizing really. This is another accountability post. So far I’ve shared decluttering, running, cleaning in the new year. I figure if I put all this out there, I’m more likely to actually do what I say. Hold me accountable!
Books to Read
I have these books on my list from friends and people I admire. I realize not all of these will make everyone’s list. I have a thing for dystopian books. I like young adult books. I am a sucker for a love story. And if a book doesn’t have a good love story in it somehow, chances are I might not like it. Can we still be friends?
Here are the ones I can’t wait to read this year:
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The Selection Series: The Selection, The Elite, The One, The Heir
If I Stay
The Swan House
The Rent Collector
Before I Fall
The Language of Flowers
Where’d You Go Bernadette?
Good Books to Read
Some of my favorites from past reading:
In case you want a way to track the books you read this year, I made a little printable sheet:
Download this printable books to read sheet. For personal use only. Thanks!
When I was trying to find new books to make my list for this year, I came across a bunch of awesome ideas for readers. Everything from how to host book club to book swap and a way to organize your reading with a challenge.
- 26 Books in 2015:
My friend Erin loves to read! She’s in the know for the best books. She created a fun little challenge for the new year called 26 Books with Bringing Up Burns. She has a whole list of how to read books in a different way. It’s so much fun! Check it out
- How to Start a Book Club:
This is such a well written post on how to get a successful book club going. I have been a part of some book clubs in the past. This pretty much covers all of it.
- How to start a book club for kids:
What a fun idea for kids to start a book club! An awesome way to encourage reading with kids.
- 339 Books Referenced in Gilmore Girls:
For all you who loved Gilmore Girls, this is a huge list of all the books mentioned on the show. Rory was a great book lover and it influenced a lot of her life. I love that they compiled all the books she talked about. So cool.
- How to Host a Book Swap Party:
The perfect way to declutter in the new year! I did this once for a church activity and ended up with some good ones. It’s awesome to get books that you wanted to read anyway and not have to spend the money.
- Over 50 Appropriate Tween/Teen Books for Girls:
This is a great list of appropriate books for tween and teen girls.
So what books are on your list for this year? Any that I missed that are must reads?