Last year, Logan was born and I started to see the effects that long term depression has had on my life. I stopped doing many things I loved and told myself I didn’t have time, while wasting time on social media following a lot of people who didn’t mean a lot to me. I spent a lot of time on Pinterest finding ways to improve my life but kept putting them off for this reason or that one.

My mother and sister are both doing their own 52 book challenges, they decided to follow the PopSugar 2017 Challenge but I honestly thought that was too much work. I started off with almost all of the books I hadn’t read from Susan Wise Bauer’s book The Well Educated Mind. Many of the books on her lists I read in high school in my senior year, but a few I either didn’t appreciate or just didn’t have time to read. I wanted to mix up my book choices, so I threw in some more modern fiction as well as some self-improvement books in areas where I want to improve in the future.

I have been working really hard to make reasonable goals, breaking them down into bite-sized pieces, then throwing those pieces as tasks on my daily priorities list in my planner. I was doing well with the reasonable part until I realized I wanted to add the Anne of Green Gables series but didn’t want them to take over the list, so those 8 books became one item. Then The Belgariad and The Mallorean, two separate series that have several books a series happened to my list.

Once I got to the bottom two slots, I decided to leave those two blank in case I found something I just couldn’t help but read, and honestly I was kind of overwhelmed with having to pick any more books. So technically I have 71 books on my list, but since I’m still counting those as a single’ credit’ on my list.

Here are all of the books, yay!

    1. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle No. 1) Paolini Paperback
    2. Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle No. 2) Paolini Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    3. Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle No. 3) Paolini Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    4. Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle No. 4) Paolini Audio CD
    5. Smart Money Smart Kids Hardcover | Kindle | Audible
    6. Total Money Makeover Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    7. Scarlet Pimpernel Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Librivox free audiobook
    8. Portrait of a Lady Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Librivox free audiobook
    9. The Great Gatsby Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    10. Mrs. Dalloway Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    11. The Stranger – Comus Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    12. Invisible Man Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Librivox free audiobook
    13. 100 Years of Solitude Paperback | Audible
    14. Seize the Day Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    15. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler Paperback | Kindle
    16. White Noise – Dellilo Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    17. History of England Volumes 1-6 – Hume Paperback | Kindle
    18. Song of Solomon – Morrison Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    19. Affluenza – Hamilton Paperback | Kindle
    20. The Whole Brain Child Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    21. The Opposite of Spoiled Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    22. Codependent No More Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    23. Tribes – Godin Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    24. The Fringe Hours Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    25. The Best Yes Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    26. Hands- Free Life Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    27. 52 Ways to Wow Your Husband Paperback | Kindle
    28. Loving My Actual Life Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    29. Why I stayed – Haggard Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    30. Uninvited Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    31. Choosing Real Paperback | Kindle
    32. Even if Not Paperback
    33. Eon Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    34. Eona Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    35. Ender’s Game Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    36. Dune – Herbert Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    37. Up From Slavery Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    38. Ministry of Motherhood Paperback | Kindle
    39. 5 Love Languages – Chapman Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    40. Uncle Tom’s Cabin Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Librivox free audiobook
    41. The Beautiful & Damned – Fitzgerald Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Librivox free audiobook
    42. Utopia – Moore Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    43. 52 books in a year - I love this!Anne of Green Gables (Books 1-12) – Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables Paperback | Kindle | Audible
      Anne of Avonlea Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Librivox free audiobook
      Anne of the Island Paperback | Kindle | Audible
      Anne of Windy Poplars Paperback | Kindle
      Anne’s House of Dreams Paperback | Kindle | Audible
      Anne of Ingleside Paperback | Kindle
      Rainbow Valley Paperback | Kindle | Audible
      Rilla of Ingleside Paperback | Kindle
    44. So Long Insecurity – Moore PaperbackKindle | Audible
    45. Breaking Free – Moore Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    46. The Belgariad – Pawn of Prophecy Paperback | Kindle | Audible,
      Queen of Sorcery Paperback | Kindle | Audible
      Magician’s Gambit Paperback | Kindle | Audible
      Castle of Wizardry Paperback | Audible
      Enchanter’s End Game Paperback | Audible
    47. The Mallorean – Guardians of the West Paperback | Audible
      King of Murgos Paperback | Audible
      Demon Lord of Karanda Paperback | Audible
      Sorceress of Darshiva Paperback | Audible
      The Seeress of Kell Paperback | Audible
    48. All the Light We Cannot See PaperbackKindle | Audible
    49. Present Over Perfect Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    50. Raising Grateful Kids Paperback | Kindle | Audible
    51. (blank on purpose!)
    52. (blank on purpose!)

Not too ambitious right? 😉 I didn’t want to do some arbitrary list, I picked all books that really interested me and made me excited about reading, I think it’ll make the habit of reading regularly easier if I’m dying to read what’s on the list.

I’m so excited about the new reading plan! I’ll write more later about how I plan to actually fit the reading into my schedule so I can finish the list… imagine that right?

If you’re doing a reading challenge, I would love to know, so share a link below and I’ll check out your book list!