January 18, 2017

It's Friday the 13th at 8:40 p.m. I'm starting to get the idea that I'm a night owl because I get most of my writing done either in the evening, or in the middle of the night.

I'm already lowkey hating myself for writing this post because I have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that I won't actually get to the books I'm about to mention. I've done seasonal reading lists in the past before, and ended up reading maybe one book out of the ten that I mention every time. It's quite embarrassing, but it's a new year, so hopefully I'll get my shit together lol.

I set a goal in the beginning of the year to read 30 books, and although I have no idea what specific books I'll be reading, I do know for a fact that I want to spend some time with these three books this year. I've been eyeing some of these books for years, and others, I just found out about this year alone. But nevertheless, I have my eyes set on each one of these books.

A Course in Miracles: The Text Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers by Foundation for Inner Peace

A Course in Miracles is a classic in modern spirituality. The landmark guide is in as much demand today as it was when it was first published in 1975. This updated text is split into three volumes which include the text, workbook for students and manual for teachers. Although the course is Christian in statement, it deals with universal spiritual themes, and is designed to help achieve dramatic, lasting results in every aspect of your life. - Goodreads

- I've been wanting to read A Course in Miracles for a lonnng time now. I read Marianne Williamson's A Return to Love about a year ago, and found myself so immersed in the message. I'm currently re-reading it again because it's been a while and I want to familiarize myself again with the words. Marianne's book was like an introductory for A Course in Miracles. I'm really trying to build (i don't think that's the right word) my beliefs right now, and I think this book will be a great guide for me.

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you? 

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying of ALS - or motor neurone disease - Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final 'class': lessons in how to live. - Goodreads

- After watching both of my favorite YouTubers, Bianca8198 and Carli Bybel recommend this book, I knew I had to get my hands on it. It's been on my mind for a while, but I've backed down from purchasing it on Amazon. Hopefully this year I'll get my hands on it because I already know it's going to be a good one. 

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.

When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger. - Goodreads

- This is the last book in the trilogy, The Young Elites, and when I say my hands are itching to read this book, I'm not even exaggerating. I love this story and the characters so much that I know for sure that this will be in the first book purchase I make this year. 

A Course in Miracles, Tuesdays with Morrie, and The Midnight Star. Three books I plan to read this year. I've already made it a goal, and now I have you guys to keep me accountable. If you don't see a book review on all three of these books by December 31, 2017, then you can literally call me a sack of shit (no seriously). 

What books do you want/plan to read this year?

Until next time,


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