So, this month, I'm resolving to catch up on some reading. I'm giving myself 5 books (it was originally 4 books that I've started reading, but never finished) to finish reading before the end of the month. I'm actually planning on keeping a "book journal" that I'm going to take notes in throughout this journey. I've found myself much better at remembering things when I actually write stuff down. I'm an avid note taker at church on Sundays because of this. Here's my list:
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
*I've had this book for probably 5 years (a gift from my brother, I believe) and I started reading this book last summer, but I never really got into it. Therefore, I'm finally going to finish.
Bittersweet by Shauna Neiquist
* I went to a book reading by Shauna this fall and really enjoyed it, so I bought the book. I started reading it that same week, and just never finished.
For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
* Jeremy and I went to a marriage conference last February, and I picked this up here. I ready 3/4 of it soon after, and actually picked up several copies to give away for Christmas, but I never actually finished reading it.
Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman
* I heard all kinds of good things about this parenting book a couple of years ago, so I bought it and started reading it, got the main idea, and quit reading. Again, I stopped for no apparent reason - I've even traveled with this book several times, hoping to finish it, but never have.
Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
* I was only going to pick out 4 books for March, but I've had this for a while (another Christmas present from my brother?) but never had much of a desire to read it. However, after all the controversy surrounding his most recent book this week, I figured I'd check it out. Besides that I'll have a little extra time this month because I'm getting away for a whole weekend without kids!
Wish me luck on my newest adventure to becoming a "new Melissa"!