A New Year Full of Books

A New Year Full of Books

I’ve got a new planner. A book club gave this to me last November and I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently to pull it out and start recording this bright New Year. There is so much potential within and New Year and within the blank pages of a good planner. 

I wanted to share it with you because we love stories here – and this planner is all about good books.

Isn’t the cover fun? Check out the third book from the top. You go, Jane!  P&P is also in the January stack, along with other favorites of mine: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Count of Monte Cristo. Notice the page next to it – a special spot to record Books To Read and Books Read.

















I think I especially love that each month’s page is not only lovely, but gives me a list of suggested books for 2019 in the artwork. Here are a few I’ve added for this year:

Les Miserables

Olive Ktterridge

I am Malala

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

I should probably stop there. If I list too many, I’ll break my cardinal rule and doom myself to failure: To many goals derail me as I know I’ll never get through them, so why try? 🙂

What books are on your 2019 reading list? Please share – that’s how we learn about good stories.

Happy January!


12 Responses to A New Year Full of Books

  1. You guys are killing me with these lists. Man!!! My goal this year is to reread P&P. For several years I read it every year but last year real lift got in the way and I failed to do that. Now, I will have to go over the list of books in the preceding posts and check them out. Man… time… I need more time. I love journals and planners. That one is spectacular. OMG! My poor little heart is just going pitter-patter. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I read so many books last year (100 at least) problem is there are so many.. I kinda forget the details. So this year I am ony reading 50 (per book challenge) so I can really appreciate the books/stories. Still going primarily P & p vriation and maybe 5 non-P & p variation.

  3. Katherine, thank you for sharing your fabulous journal! I’m planning to catch up on my reading of series.

  4. What a lovely journal! The book on the Japanese Art of Spending looks interesting too. My reading list includes Gaskell and several Jane Austen adaptations–I’m trying to clear out my TBR list from what I first added when I joined Goodreads many years ago. 🙂 I also have several of your books on the list (love the newest cover!), as I’m way behind on my reading. Happy New Year!

  5. Good list! I must admit I’ve never liked the Brontes (or most Victorian literature for that matter–Gaskell, Twain, and a few Dickens books being the exceptions) but Count of Monte Cristo is a good one. I’ve never managed to read Les Miserables, but that’s more because I don’t really want to read an abridged version and need to psych myself up for the political reform aspect of it.

    I always have a few biographies on my (mental) list. This year I have one to read on Andrew Jackson, as well as one on John Hunter (which I’m really looking forward to). I’m also planning to finally read Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” and possibly Campbell’s “Hero With a Thousand Faces.” So many good choices out there, so little time!

  6. I love journals like this! I keep a reading journal, too. It’s not as nice as yours, but it fits in my purse. In it I list books to purchase and books I own waiting to be read, (since I’ve been known to buy a book that’s already in my TBR pile. Argh!). I make my reading list on the first day of each month. Right now I’m reading Hercule Poirot/Agatha Christie mysteries. February will be “historicals” month, starting with Captains and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell.

  7. I love murder mysteries so I have some of those on my list. I wouldn’t mind reading Led Miserables or The Count of Monte Christo either. Any P+P variations of takes on Jane Austen books are always on my list!

    • I love murder mysteries too. I went through an Anne Perry sprint years ago and read them all — she’s surpassed me now! Anyway… Happy reading!

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