10 Books I hope to read in 2015

Book Review, Books / Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

After reading through others’ book lists and going through my own recent reads and other lists of books people have recommended to me, I stayed up too late this weekend adding books I’d like to read to my “I Plan to Read” Shelfarie. I now have 48 on that shelf! Suggest two more for 50?

I like reading but trying to read 48 books all in one year seems a tad ambitious. Even for me.;)

So I’ve narrowed it down to at least 10 from that shelf I most hope to read this year. I’m already almost halfway into the list so it’s looking like an attainable goal.

But first, I have to include an update: Somehow I missed these last two for my 13 Books I read in 2014 reads. Now I’m mad because I could have titled it 15 Books I Read in 2014. Oh well, I thought I read them in 2013, silly me! So to continue from the 13th book I read last year…

14. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – now on my ALL TIME Favorite Books list.


15. The Things They Carried

Ok, and now for the –

10 Books I Hope to Read in 2015

1. 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration Fr. Michael Gaitley

I’m on day 9 and loving it.

2. Seven Saints for Seven Virtues By Jean M. Heimann

Into the first chapter on Charity and really loving it also.

3. Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen

I’m reading this when I’m downstairs and have a few extra minutes and could probably sit and read it all day. However, there is one scene I read that was awkward/inappropriate for younger or immature readers so I’ll read the whole thing before giving it my full recommendation.

4. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

I’m reading this one upstairs before bed or when trying to get the baby/toddler to nap. At first I wasn’t sure I’d get into it but I think I’ve “crossed the tracks” and there’s no going back. Interestingly and completely unplanned, this one and Water for Elephants take place in the same time period of the early 1900’s – 1930’s.

5. The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home & in the World

I can’t remember how long it’s been that I started this and then put it down and pick it back up. I will finish it this year.

6. Mini-missions for Simplicity: small actions for massive change

Found this one through Courtney Carver’s Project 333 which I’m participating in.

7. Wonder by R. J. Palacio

My friend, Joel, over at I/fwp recommended this one and it sounds interesting. How could it not be with a cover design like that?

8. Working Mother by Erin McCole Cupp

@ErinMCOP tweeted this to me and for only $.99 I thought sure, why not! I don’t know much about it but it sounds interesting.

9. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

After reading Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption and experiencing first hand the amazingness of Laura Hillenbrand, how could I not read her first masterpiece? I’ve seen the movie but, based on the film version of Unbroken, I’m betting the book might be better on this one too.

10. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

I’ve seen this one pop up a few times, especially next to Hillenbrand’s books. I read an article in which Brown admits he studied Hillenbrand’s books in depth while writing his Boys in the Boat. I’ve never heard anything about the story but I have a feeling it’ll be a good one. Here’s to hoping anyway.

Ok, that’s it for my first 10. We’ll see how it goes and then I’ll go from here.

What about you? What books are you hoping to read this year?

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5 Replies to “10 Books I hope to read in 2015”

    1. That would be fun reading Seabiscuit together!

      That one star review doesn’t give me much hope. šŸ™ Will this be like a movie with a great plot and premise but too much poop to make it palatable?

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