One of the most relaxing things for me to do is read. I was a history major in college, and am a lover of 19th century literature, mostly British. Jane Austen is my favorite author. When I became a Mom, I continued to read, but the titles were more along the lines of Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and Grace Lin. This year I would like to change that, and start reading again for my own enjoyment and education.
Last year, I did joined a on-line book club at Simple Mom. I read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families which profoundly influenced my decision to resign my corporate job and become a fulltime Mom.
This year, I was excited to see "Booking It in 2011" hosted by Life As Mom. I thought this would motivate me to read at least eleven books on various topics this year. I also thought it would be fun to share it with you all, so we could have a virtual book club of sorts at A Simple Twist of Faith.
Today, I am sharing my monthly reading plans. To keep it simple, I am following Jessica's reading list. I invite you to join along with the selection below or choose your own list! The goal is to read eleven books of different genres and share your thoughts.
Please note there are cookbooks on this list. For these books, please read the forewords, and pick three recipes to try.
Here are the books and dates for discussion:
February 10: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
March 10: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
April 10: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
May 10: Finding Your urpose as a Mom by Donna Otto
June 10: The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
July 10: Dancing with my Father by Sally Clarkson
August 10: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
September 10: Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider
October 10: Not your Mother’s Casseroles by Faith Durand
November 10: The Reluctant Enterainer by Sandy Coughlin
December 10: The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson