My Studying Objectives for January

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In earlier years, I’ve picked an extended checklist and massive stack of books I need to learn that yr. I’ve discovered that I wrestle to stay with that checklist as a result of I all the time discover so many different books I need to learn and that preliminary checklist makes me really feel sort of responsible that I’m not following via.

As an alternative of making an attempt that strategy once more, I’m experimenting with one thing totally different in 2022: I’m going to set month-to-month studying targets. In the beginning of the month, I’ll decide a stack of books I need to learn that month and I’ll deal with studying these books all through the month.

This manner, I could make room for the various new or new-to-me titles I uncover all year long. Plus, I can decide fewer books to learn on the months that I do know there’s a lot occurring.

My E book Checklist for January

Right here is my guide checklist for January and why I selected every title. (Notice: Inclusion on this checklist doesn’t imply I’m recommending or endorsing the guide as I haven’t learn it but! So learn at your personal discretion and search for my weekly guide evaluate put up to listen to my trustworthy ideas on every title!)

Relaxation, Lady

It is a guide by Jami Amerine that has the subtitle of “A journey from Exhausted and Confused to Completely Blessed.” I’ve loved Jami’s books previously and thought this is able to be a terrific learn to kick off the yr!

Combating Ahead

I appreciated Hannah Brencher’s guide, Come Matter Right here, and have had this guide on my shelf ready to be learn for a lot of months.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

So lots of you’ve gotten extremely advisable this guide and it’s excessive time I lastly learn it. I needed to select a extremely good fiction guide to begin the yr off with!

The Flirtation Experiment

It’s be awhile since I’ve learn a marriage-related guide and this regarded like a great one! We have a good time 19 years of marriage in January and I can all the time use a refresher and encouragement!

They Name Me Mama

This title was urged by Katie Reid and I’m excited to learn it. From what I perceive, it’s a few household who stated sure to stepping out in religion and opening up their dwelling to a lot of youngsters who wanted a household. Additionally, I feel that any mother who’s elevating 14 children most likely has loads of knowledge to share!


A buddy inspired me to learn this guide because it’s the story of a mother who offers delivery to a child with Down syndrome and her trustworthy first yr of processing this surprising information — grieving, studying, and discovering pleasure in it. I’m midway via it and have thought lots about Child D’s mother and what it should have been like for her to search out out her son had Down syndrome after he was born. It’s given me much more empathy and compassion for her and lots of different mothers who’ve walked and are strolling the same highway.

The Story of You

I’ve actually benefited from Ian Cron’s different books so was very inquisitive about studying this one. I’m just a few chapters in and studying lots… although I’ve some disagreements with some issues, too. (What’s new??!)

Win the Day

I like so lots of Mark Batterson’s books and have gleaned lots from them, so I’m trying ahead to many takeaways from this guide!

The Girl They Might Not Silence

This guide was chosen by Sharon Says So on instagram for her latest guide membership. I wasn’t a part of the guide membership, however the title intrigued me. I’ve learn just a few chapters thus far and am undecided what to assume, however I’m anxious to learn the remaining!

Day by day after lunch, I learn aloud to Kierstyn and Child D earlier than their nap time. We learn just a few image books and evaluate our ABC Reminiscence verses after which learn 5-10 pages from a chapter guide plus one chapter from The Jesus Storybook Bible.

This month, we’re studying Dancing By the Snow — a guide that somebody gave me pondering we’d get pleasure from it as a result of it’s about foster care. I’m curious to see what I consider it.

Audiobooks I Plan to Hear To

I like to hearken to fiction audiobooks whereas I’m cooking, cleansing, or driving. I get all of mine without cost on Hoopla or Libby. This month, I’m planning to hearken to The Means it Ought to Be and The Paris Library — each that got here extremely advisable from a few of you!

What are you planning to/hoping to learn in January? I’d love to listen to!

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