Books I've Read This Year (So Far)

As a girl I loved going to the public library and the school library.  I got lost in books. I could easily read over 100 books in one year. Fiction was my go-to, but in the past 15 years I've shifted and read almost all nonfiction (and wrote a few of my own!).

I’ve also read the entire Bible three times, and the first time, I was 8 years old!

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This year, I'm doing a reading challenge on Goodreads.  As of September 30, I've read the books listed below, which doesn't include books I almost finished or those I abandoned :)  I read a combo of hard copy from the library ("H"), Audible ("A" for audiobook), and Kindle books ("E" for e-book). I don’t always prefer any one book version over another, but I enjoy listening to books narrated by their authors so sometimes I will favor A for that reason.

There is no audio for this post, but I think at the end of the year I'll do a podcast about my faves. So come back each month to find more gems I’ve read!


The Meaning of Michelle by Veronica Chambers (A)

Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo (A)

Leap First by Seth Godin (A)

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon (E)

Boss Up by Lindsey Teague Moreno (H)

AUGUST (I’ve met my quota and slowing down just a little)

Gratitude Daily by Nataly Kogan (A)

Keep Going by Austin Kleon (E)


Attention Pays by Neen James (A)

Exactly What to Say by Phil M. Jones (A)

Purple Cow by Seth Godin (A)

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst (A)


I Affirm Today by Nicole Decandas (P)

Relentless by Tim S. Grover (A)

Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker (A)

Wait and See by Wendy Pope (A)

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins (A)

In the Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant (A)


The Power Playbook by La La Anthony (A)

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker (A)

Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson (A)


I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajay (A)

Help, thanks, wow by Anne Lamott (H)

How I Changed My Life in a Year by Shelley Wilson (A)

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist (A)

Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst (A)


Focus by Daniel Goleman (A) 

Build Your Dream Network by J. Kelly Hoey (A) 

Dot Journaling by Rachel Wilkerson Miller (E) 

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin (A) 


Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu (A)

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (E)

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss (A)


Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop (A)

Tell Me More by  Kelly Corrigan (E)

Girl, Wash Your Face Rachel Hollis (A)

Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar (A)

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero (A)

Hindsight by Justin Timberlake (H)

Eat That Frog! Brian Tracy (A)

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

What’s on your list?