April passed by seemingly at breakneck speed, and while it’s only Wednesday, we’re already two days into May. It’s shaping up to be an eventful month, with hen dos, committee meetings, dinner parties and courses taking up slots on the calendar. Inbetween the business, I like to make time to read, and over the last two years, I’ve found that the best way to ensure it doesn’t drop off the end of my to-do list is to set myself a reading goal.
This year, I’m aiming to read 25 books by year’s end. Here are the five books I plan to read this month.
I’ve been on the path of minimalism going on three years now, and feel naturally drawn to anything that touches upon the topic. This book has been on my radar for a while now, and since I’m approaching a season of change in life, I have a feeling it will end up serving me well. I’m currently about 200 pages in, and can’t wait to read more.
I received this as a graduation gift, and proudly tucked it into my desk drawer, to be read another day. I stumbled upon it while clearing out the study, and realised I’d never got round to reading it. Former First Lady Michelle Obama fascinates me, and I can’t wait to dive into her life story.
I heard about this book the other day, and the message of it piqued my interest. We are naturally creatures of habit, and by changing the way we approach them, we are able to unlearn bad ones, leading us become even better versions of ourselves.
Even though I wasn’t overly fond of the predecessor to this book, The Magnolia Story, I’m still intrigued enough to give this one a go. Magnolia is one of my favourite lifestyle brands and I’m constantly amazed at how it keeps evolving and developing since the Gaineses moved on from their television show, Fixer Upper.
Since I’ve read this book many times before, it won’t count towards my reading goal for the year; still, I found myself craving its comfort and beguiling storytelling, so I’m setting aside some time to read it later this month.
You can follow along with my reading progress over on my Goodreads account, and if you’re planning to read a book this month, I’d love for you to leave me a note in the comment section below!