About a week ago, I listened to a podcast from the Read Aloud Revival featuring Anne Bogel of ModernMrsDarcy.com (here’s the podcast I listened to). It inspired me a lot.

Anne Bogel is a super reader. She reads like three to four books every week (and not just little romance novels… no offense to romance). She reads classics and sci-fi and fantasy and nonfiction and just… a lot of books. Listening to her interview on the Read Aloud Revival really inspired me to read more.

So, I gathered up all the books I wanted to read (The Hobbit, the Chronicles of Narnia, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, The Quest for Truth series, Jane Austen’s novels, Heidi, and several others) and put them in order on my “to-read shelf.”

After hearing that Anne Bogel often read five books at once, I decided I should do that too (only with three, though). I listed all the books I wanted to read with little deadlines beside them (one being September 1st-wow!). So, now, I finished one book and am reading Tangle by Brock Eastman, Emma by Jane Austen, and Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

I have really enjoyed reading more often! My writing is suffering a little bit, but if I can learn to cut out less-worthwhile things like TV, then I can keep reading and writing both at strong levels.

My goal of reading is taking sprout, and I’m getting back into my much-loved old habits of reading.

What are you reading?

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  1. I’ve heard Elise Fitzpatrick is a great author. (I’ve only read bits of Because He Loves Me, though.)

    Reading aloud with children certainly represents a lot of oppurtunities! The Chronicles of Narnia is obviously a great series that David could understand bits and pieces of.

    Thank you for leaving a note here! I love reading your comments.


  2. Since the new year, I’ve been working on reading the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds with each day (doing so all year with our online accountability group) and also reading about 2-3 chapters of the OT each day.

    After reading your post Saturday, I thought I really want to continue reading a book I started and only got through a few pages. It’s called Helper by Design: God’s Perfect Design for Women in Marriage by Elyse Fitzpatrick. So, even if I read just a few pages per day, I’m going to read it!

    I have so many great books that I want to read to help me learn from those with much wisdom on how to be a godly Christian, wife, and mom. With limited time, my fiction reading has to be whatever I’m reading with our boys during this season of life. 🙂