This post contains affiliate links.  For the past several years, especially through the pandemic, I read 30 or more books each year.  I anticipated being able to read even more as the girls got older.  However, I got a new job in February which has me working 20 hours a week.  Coupling that with this blog and my other job, and I’m working 25 hours most weeks.  Plus homeschooling (though the girls are largely independent now) and driving them to their activities.  It’s a lot, so for the next few years, I’ll need to reduce my reading load.  Still, a girl likes to dream, so here’s the books I want to read in 2024:

I’m setting a goal to read 20 books in 2024.

Non-Fiction Books

In 2023, many of my favorite books were non-fiction, so I’m including several in that category.

 

Cover of Atomic Habits by James Clear

 

Buffalo Gal: A Memoir by Laura Pedersen

Lake Effect: Tales of Large Lakes, Arctic Winds, and Recurrent Snow by Mark Monmonier

The Emptiness of Our Hands: 47 Days on the Streets by Phyllis Cole-Dai and James Murray

Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World by Naomi Klein

Outlive by Peter Attia

The In-Between by Hadley Vlahos

*My Side of the River: A Memoir by Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

In the Pines: A Lynching, a Lie, a Reckoning by Grace Elizabeth Hale

Liliana’s Invincible Summer by Cristina Rivera Garza

A Day in the Life of Abed Salama by Nathan Thrall

To Free the Captives by Tracy K. Smith

Fiction Books

Cover of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

*The Women by Kristin Hannah

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

James by Percival Everett

*The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell  You She’s Sorry by Frederik Backman

Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

*The Book of Love by Kelly Link

The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordan Taylor

Do you set reading goals each year?  I’d love to know what you’re planning to read and which books made your list of favorites in 2023!

 

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