In previous years I have documented what I have been reading each month with a 1-page, 12 x 12. This year because I am making an album all about me, it seemed fitting that what I've been reading each month is about me and, therefore, should go into this album, too. My All About Me album is sized, 6 x 8 - so - I'm changing things up a bit and making a 2-page, 6 x 8 spread of what I've been reading each month.
Today, I am sharing what I read in January.
My reading goal for 2018 is simple: read 100 books (without any qualifiers; as in they don't have to be new books like past years). Just books. Honestly, it is because I have been so wanting to re-read my J.D. Robb In Death series again, and I haven't been able to take the time to re-read through 45 books, plus another 100 new books.
This month was a fairly slow reading month. I know why, too. It is because I scrapbooked, instead. I made 29 1- or 2-page spreads for Project Life 2018 , Stories 2018 (and some for Stories 2017 - doing some catching up), for All About Me, or, for my One Little World album. 29 pages! That's crazy! And, that is why I only read 8 books this month!
Last Man Standing by David Baldacci. Overall, I liked this book. This was a stand-alone book and not a part of a series. Although, I could see how Baldacci could create a series surrounding the HRT of the FBI. I don't think Baldacci handles anything that comes close to intimate encounters well and I often feel uncomfortable reading those parts, because he just doesn't write them well. Definitely, worth my time, though, for the storyline and the action. 1/100 books in 2018.
Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Amazing. This book is why and how we should be living out the beauty of the Gospel together. It is an in-depth look at the Titus 2 woman. It is a book on mentoring - and being mentored. At the end of each chapter are action questions. I rarely do these when they are offered but this time I put pen to paper and offered myself to God. He has moved! 2/100 books in 2018.
Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind by 99U, Scott Belsky, & a host of other creative. A self-help book for creative; some chapters way better than others; quite a few chapters didn't apply to me in any scope or form. A few good things but not enough to call it worthy of my time. 3/100 books in 2018.
A book by Jessie Gallaher (launching in February). A story of adopting multiple siblings with troubled pasts. 4/100 books in 2018
Glory in Death by J.D. Robb. Just the second in the In Death series as I begin re-reading this 46-long plus novella's book series. Love every minute of the time I give to reading this series. 5/100 books in 2018
Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb. One of the best parts about reading this series is how Robb develops her main characters, pulls something else out of them to know and love, and adds a new and exciting character at various times. 6/100 books in 2018
Rapture in Death by J. D. Robb. Always good. 7/100 books in 2018.
The Essential Enneagram by Daniels and Price. I was hoping this little book would help solidify my Enneagram number but I only confused the possibilities and became frustrated. I haven't taken one test that lines up with what I read that I think is me. Disappointed. Not so much in the book I guess but the outcome from having read the book. I will give it another chance after I re-read Anne Bogel's Reading People, again, and other books on the Enneagram personality tests. 8/100 books in 2018.