Currently Reading

I want to let you know what I’m reading — and I’m always looking for recommendations for something new to pick up! I’ve found that often the book recommends the reader as a friend, so take a look over my lists since we are already friends.

Reading Goals for 2021:

  • Personal goal: I will read 50 books over the course of the year. This comes to roughly 4 books per month.
  • Kid goal: I will read one chapter book each month to the kids.


  1. Enna Burning by Shannon Hale. Completed January 9, 2021
  2. Hold on, but don’t hold still by Kristina Kuzmic. Completed January 16, 2021
  3. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm by Betty McDonald. Kid’s Goal! Completed January 16, 2021
  4. The New Earth; Awakening to your life’s purpose by Eckhart Tolle. Completed 1/21/2021
  5. The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Completed 1/26/2021
  6. Lawn Boy/Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen. Completed 1/22/2021

Totals: 6 books for personal; 1 book for kids


  1. The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull. Kids Goal! Completed 2/28/2021
  2. The Book of Secrets by A.L. Tait. Completed 2/27/2021
  3. A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park. Completed 2/28/2021

Totals: 9 books for personal; 1 book for kids


  1. Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Completed 3/18/2021
  2. The Long Walk by Stephen King. Completed 3/17/2021
  3. Forgotten Tales of Bravery. Kids Goal! Completed 3/30/2021

Totals: 11 books for personal; 2 books for kids


  1. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan. Completed 4/11/2021
  2. Extraordinary Adventures by Daniel Wallace. Completed 4/15/2021
  3. A Short Stay In Hell by Stephen L. Peck. Completed 4/16/2021
  4. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. Completed 4/18/2021

Totals: 15 books for personal; 2 books for kids


  1. The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery. Completed 5/6/2021
  2. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Completed 5/10/2021
  3. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm by Carolyn Keene. Completed 5/11/2021
  4. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Completed 5/21/2021
  5. Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson. Completed 5/24/2021
  6. Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson. Completed 5/27/2021
  7. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Kids Goal! Completed 5/26/2021

Totals: 21 books for personal; 3 books for kids