Introducing… Beach Reads

As we’ve talked about how we want to be more intentional in 2013, Beach Dad and I would both like to read more.   We both enjoy reading, but we each read an embarrassingly small number of books in 2012. The past month or so, we’ve been carving out time to read and are loving it. I’ve even finished a couple books!  I’m really good at starting books, but am usually reading at least 5 books at once and rarely ever finish one.

Confession: We have 85 books checked out from the library right now. Eighty five. What is wrong with me? To be fair, quite a few of them are Beach Dad’s or the girls’ short books that can be read in 5 minutes, but (more than) a fair amount are mine.

And, every single one of mine is non-fiction. I can’t get enough non-fiction. I read The Help last year and loved it. Could not put it down. But, I think that might be the only fiction book I’ve read since required reading in high school/college.

Anyway, I’m going to start posting some brief book reviews as I go. (Hopefully, this will encourage me to actually finish a book before I start the next one!)  They’ll probably all be non-fiction books, but maybe I’ll throw a couple fiction in there too.

I’ll also be reading Desperate(My book study starts next week, so stay tuned – I’ll start posting updates as I read through that soon!)

If you want to join in the fun, I’d love for you to link-up to your blog, or you can just join in in the comments. And, if you have any recommendations for me, I’d love to hear them.  I’d especially love recommendations for fiction books you think I’d like!

2 thoughts on “Introducing… Beach Reads

  1. Lynda @ Rhody Reader January 25, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    I’m just the opposite–I love fiction and have to make myself read some nonfiction every now and again to balance myself. So I’ll look forward to your recommendations! For fiction, I recently read The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom and really enjoyed it. Plus it’s short, so that always helps me with the completion piece. Happy reading!


    • sara January 29, 2013 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you so much for the recommendation! I’m going to add it to my list. There’s something about finishing a book that feels so satisfying and inspires me to keep reading :).


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