Ready for the plan?
In 2011, there will be two tracks to Booking It. You can read the assigned reading – 11 books in 2011. OR you can design your own reading list. OR you can bop back and forth between the two tracks based on your season of life and what sounds interesting to you.
And since many people requested a more consistent posting schedule, we’ll talk about the month’s assigned reading on the 10th of each month and the independent reading on the 11th.
I want there to be freedom for those who want it and structure for those who crave it. The important thing is to unplug, read, engage and expand your horizons in the new year.
As the immortal Dr Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Amen. So, let’s go places this year.
Track 1 – The Eleven List
Here are the 11 books I’ve selected for the year. I took into consideration their availability, your requests from the survey, and how they pertain to “life as MOM.”
I’ve placed the newly released books at the end of the year’s schedule so that you have a chance to borrow a copy or find one on sale, used, or at the library. The date listed is our “due date for reading.”
- February 10 – The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
- March 10 – Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
- April 10 – Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
- May 10 – Finding Your Purpose as a Mom: How to Build Your Home on Holy Ground by Donna Otto
- June 10 – The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
- July 10 – Dancing with My Father: How God Leads Us into a Life of Grace and Joy by Sally Clarkson
- August 10 – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- September 10 – Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider
- October 10 – Not Your Mother’s Casseroles by Faith Durand
- November 10 – The Reluctant Entertainer by Sandy Coughlin
- December 10 – The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson, the third in The Wingfeather Saga
Now I realize that not everyone will want to read all these books. And that’s totally fine. There’s structure for those who want it.
And for those who don’t, there’s ….
Track 2 – Create Your Own Adventure
This is the way we’ve been doing it in the past. Create a reading plan, read, tell us about it. That’s easy. And for consistency’s sake, I’ll have a link up here on the 11th of each month so that you can share what you’ve read.
How will I ever remember all this?
Well, I made up a little booklet that lists the books, the reading schedule, a blank planning form, the link up schedule, and a form for taking notes. It also includes a brief description of each book. Print it off and you can take the list with you, make notes and otherwise keep track of the reading details of your life.