Internet, I have a confession. I don’t actually read that many books. I know it probably surprises you, since I love writing so much. But it’s the truth and I’m not proud of it.
I am a champion book buyer. And I have every intention of finishing them at the time of purchase (or borrowing). But it takes me forever to finish a book, and by the time I am three quarters of the way done I am either over it or have gotten too excited about starting the next one. Another problem is that the only time I have dedicated to reading (books other than the bible) is at the end of the day, as I’m falling asleep. Not exactly quality time. I am noticing that my attention span has gotten shorter and shorter. I think you are partly to blame for this, Internet. You and my phone are in cahoots.
No more! I hereby declare 2014 as the year of the written word. I am going to make more time for reading books in my life. If that means less television and Instagram time then so be it! If I have to start up the forgotten Word Wednesday series again, then I will! I am going to read all the books this year!
These are the ones currently sitting on my night stand. Confession: I totally had to make my bed to take this photo, and I only made one side of it. Don’t give me any book recommendations yet, I’m feeling overwhelmed by this tower already.
- When I Don’t Desire God by John Piper (almost done! Two chapters left)
- The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (almost done! 20 pages left)
- Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp (Just started, halfway through chapter 2)
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith (haven’t started)
- The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (also haven’t started)
- Lone Survivor by Marcus Littrell (waiting for the movie to come out. kidding.)
- The Forever War by Dexter Filkins (really super haven’t started)
Not Pictured, but also on my To Read list:
- 1927 by Bill Bryson
- Every Good Endeavour by Timothy Keller
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
- Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney
If anyone has any suggestions on how I might be able to make more time for reading in my life, I’m all ears. Start a book club? Quit my job? Ditch all my friends to become a well-read hermit? I really wish I could be like the dad in About Time who time travels just so he can have more hours to read every book. I don’t think have invented Time Travel yet.