My 2019 Reading List

My 2019 Reading List | Growing Up Herbal | Here’s what I’m planning to read during 2019… twelve books from a variety of genres. Come see what they are!

Each year, one of my goals is to read twelve new books over the course of the year. Most times I end up reading more than that, but my minimum is twelve. I don’t have any intentions to read one book a month, but instead, to read as I find the time, and complete my list by the end of the year.

This year, I’ve chosen books in six different categories in an effort to broaden my scope of reading a bit more. I mean, I could fill my time reading fictional novels or literary classics all year long, but then I wouldn’t have as much time for other genres that stimulate the mind in different ways.

2019 Book Categories

  • Personal Development – Because I want to continue to grow into a better person
  • Herbalism – Because I am an herbalist, and books are a convenient way to continue learning from others
  • Memoirs – Because we can learn a lot from other people’s lives
  • Fiction – Because we can all use a break from reality from time to time
  • Spiritual – Because this is a foundational area in my life that shouldn’t be neglected
  • Parenting – Because who doesn’t need a little help, direction, and encouragement in this area!

2019 Reading List

My 2019 Reading List | Growing Up Herbal | Here’s what I’m planning to read during 2019… twelve books from a variety of genres. Come see what they are!

Below is a list of books I’d like to make my way through this year. Yes, there are thirteen, but I just couldn’t decide which to cut from the list so I left it as is. My goal is to read twelve books, but if I can read thirteen, then that’s even better! 

Personal Development:
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Body Into Balance by Maria Noel Groves
The Wild Medicine Solution by Guido Mase
The Male Herbal by James Green

The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
Dolly: My Life And Other Unfinished Business by Dolly Parton

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp

I’ll also be listening to some fictional series audiobooks this year, but I’m not counting this towards my reading goal as listening to these is usually very sporadic. Sometimes I focus on reading one book at a time, and other times I find myself reading multiple books at once. It really just depends on how into the book I am. I will say that I rarely read more than one book from each category at one time. If I’m reading multiple books, they’re usually on different topics.

Anyway, this is my reading list for the year. Here’s hoping I can make it happen!

What are you reading this year? Share some of your book choices in the comments below. Also, if you’re a blogger, and you wrote about your 2019 reading list, link it up below. I’d love to check it out.
  1. Jeannetta Stokes says:

    What a great list! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Raia Todd says:

    That Tripp book is on my list too! Ever since Shepherding A Child’s Heart I’ve been so encouraged by anything the Tripp brothers put out.

  4. Laurie says:

    I will definitely add The Four Agreements and The Alchemist to my reading list for this year. I just finished reading 21 Seconds to Change Your World: Finding God’s Healing and Abundance Through Prayer by Dr. Mark Rutland. I highly recommend this book. I’m currently reading The Nature Instinct: Relearning Our Lost Intuition For Inner Workings of the Natural World by Tristian Gooley. I’ve also purchased a couple of reference books on Bach Flower Remedies (one for people and one for cats), as I’m intrigued by this type of therapy. Of course, when it comes to fiction, I love Clive Cussler books. I’ve read nearly all the Dirk Pitt and Numa Files series and am now reading the Fargo series. Always a fun read.
    Good luck with your reading list. Thanks for sharing it. It’s always nice to broaden our horizons bey others suggestions!

    • Meagan Visser says:

      Awesome, Laurie! Thanks for sharing with me. I love hearing about other good books. I’ll definitely look into these and see if I end up adding any of them to my list.

  5. Megan Stevens says:

    I went straight to Amazon and put several of these on my wish list to buy over the coming months. Thanks Meagan, so many exciting books! I appreciate the recommendations!

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