I’m not a big shopper. No matter what size I am, I am somehow never proportioned correctly for any clothes I ever try on. And while in theory I understand the draw of cute shoes, when it comes down to it, I don’t really get the need for more than a couple of pairs. Practical pairs, at that. {I know – you can hardly get over how fun I am.}

And don’t even talk to me about grocery shopping.

But what I do love shopping for is BOOKS. My first job was shelving books at the public library. That meant, in exchange for my minimum wage labor, my mad alphabetizing skills, and my sometimes attempt to QUIT TALKING, I had the opportunity to wander up and down the rows of books for hours at a time, pulling out the ones I wanted to check out and take home that day. It was the best.

I still love walking through the stacks of a library or bookstore, but most of my browsing these days is done digitally. I couldn’t even begin to count how many hours of sleep I’ve lost not reading an actual book (though those hours are innumerable), but browsing through the recommended titles on my Kindle or clicking on review after review on Goodreads.

Big surprise that Goodreads is one of my favorite places on the internet, right? Books and lists? Does it GET any better? However, this obsession of mine comes at a price – and that is the overwhelming feeling that I will never have enough time to read all the books I want! I have said, more than once and not completely joking, that people need to stop writing books. Seriously. All of you book-writing people, stop it. Let us CATCH UP, will you?

{Of course, this is completely hypocritical of me, given my own book project. But let’s just ignore that for now, shall we?}

The only way to deal with this world of SO MANY BOOKS is {obviously} to make a reading list. Personally, because my list is so long and always growing, I also have to make a reading plan. But that’s another post for another time. For now, I’m going to share my list of books to read in 2015. Of course, this is a living document. I’ll add to the list throughout the year (and never get around to some of these, I’m sure), but this is the list I’m starting with.

Reading List 2015 - Non-Fiction

Nonfiction & Christian Living

Reading List 2015 - Memoir


Whew! That’s already a huge list, and I haven’t even told you the novels I’m looking forward to reading. Come back tomorrow for that list! Until then, I want to know what YOU’RE reading.

What’s on YOUR 2015 reading list?

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