Currently Reading: January

Currently Reading: January | HopeDreamJournal.com

One of my goals for 2016 is to read more! I have set a goal for myself to read 24 books this year, two books a month. For some people that’s nothing, they probably read two books a week! But for a mom like me who works from home while raising three children and maintaining a household, I’m good if I finish one in a month! Well here we are…January is halfway over and I have started two books that I am hoping to finish. Here’s what I am currently reading:

The first book I am currently reading is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Currently Reading: January | HopeDreamJournal.com

I had heard rave reviews about this book being “the book that changed lives” so I thought I would see what all the hype was about! Lol I am not even halfway through the book yet so I can’t really provide a decent review. But I can say that so far I love her sense of “just do it”. The section where she talks about fear was an eye opener for me! We all have fears and there’s really nothing “special” about them. We should stop focusing on what we fear and give our thoughts and time to those things that make us special, things that make us happy! I can’t wait to finish this book up!

My second book I am currently reading is Fervent by Priscilla Shirer!

Currently Reading: January | HopeDreamJournal.com

YES, I watched War Room and I loved it! Another goal of mine this year (and really for the rest of my life!) is to strengthen my personal relationship with God. This movie set a fire in my soul, as I’m sure it did for so many others! When I found out that the main actress was an accomplished author and had written a book based on this movie, I had to pick it up. I’ve only had it for about a week and when I have had the time to sit down and read it I get engrossed! It’s an easy read, like I’m sitting there talking right to her! She talks about how Satan’s main goal is to try to destroy us and make us feel less than, but with fervent prayer we can overcome his strategies and live victoriously. I can’t wait to finish this book either!

What about you? Do you have a reading goal set for yourself this year? I would love to hear about it and how you are progressing so far! What are you currently reading? Comment below! You can keep up with my “currently reading” list on Goodreads! You can also follow me on Instagram and check the hashtag #HDJbooks to see my book pics! Let’s follow each other and stay motivated to read!

Happy reading!

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  • I know I am in the minority but I couldn’t get through Big Magic. I am currently reading Fervent. Loved the movie. I want to live next to that Grandma.

    • Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by! I have actually been reading Big Magic since last month! LOL I wanted to finish it this month. I feel a little bit like you, but I want to finish it!

      I loved the movie as well! We all need a little old lady like that in our life!