34booksIn 2012 I read 34 books. It was the first year I was SUPER intentional about reading. I made a list of books and each month I did my best to read through it. Did I read all the books on my list? Nope.

Did I add more books to my list as the year went on? YES!

Each month a picked out a few books on my list that looked good and I read them! I snuck away time to read in little 15 or 20 minute time periods each day. Some months I read a lot and other months I only read one book. In the end, I read more and learned a bunch. I loved the mental challenge!

Looking to read more this year? Need some ideas? Here is a monthly breakdown of all my reads from 2012.


One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity


The Money Saving Mom's Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything


A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story

The Late Talker: What to Do If Your Child Isn't Talking Yet

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are


The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love


Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Persephone Classics)

Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things That Really Matter

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God


Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man--on Purpose and with a Plan

Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder


The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

What Alice Forgot

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)


The Hobbit

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

Family Feasts for $75 a Week: A Penny-wise Mom Shares Her Recipe for Cutting Hundreds from Your Monthly Food Bill

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting


Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE

Paris in Love: A Memoir

Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul


What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life (A Penguin Special from Portfolio)

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

Declutter Your Life: Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity, and Enjoy Your Clutter-Free Life


21 Days To A More Disciplined Life


More than Enough: The Ten Keys to Changing Your Financial Destiny

Tell Your Time: How to Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free

Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe

Of course, I had my favorites! Look for that post soon!

Happy Reading!