What I’m reading: January 2017 5

This year, I not only plan to read 52 books this year, I plan to be more intentional with what I choose to read. I’ve usually just read something on my to-read list that is available at the library or I find on sale.

This year, I am going to choose a fiction, historical, biographical and classic to read each month and then after I have read those four, I can read whatever I find that’s available. I will also have book club books to read from a moms group and the online book club on this site.

So, for January, here is my to-read list:

Fiction11/22/63 by Stephen King

I have never read a Stephen King novel and this one is not a horror one, so I thought I’d give it a try.

Historical: 1776 by David McCullough

I read McCullough’s book on the Wright Brothers and thought his writing style was fantastic. He is highly recommended and I think I will learn a lot from this book.

Biographical: 7 Men and the Secret to their Greatness by Eric Metaxas

I have enjoyed every Eric Metaxas book I have read, especially his biography on Bonhoeffer. There is another book like this that he wrote called 7 Women and I plan to read that next month.

ClassicAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

I have wanted to read this since visiting the World War I Museum in Kansas City.

Online book club: The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Read more about this choice at the link above.

Moms book club: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

I read this book back in the fall of 2009, but I am going to re-read it so I can refresh my memory for the book club meeting (7 years is a long time) and so I can write a review of the book, too.

Advanced Copies/Book Launch books:

The Real God: How He Longs for You to See Him by Chris Ingram

Raising an Original by Julie Lyles Carr

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God by Eric Metaxas

What are you reading right now? What are you planning to read this month?

About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.