It is time that I come clean about something. *clears throat*

“Hello. My name is Emily and I am a bibliophile.”

Whew! That feels better. 😉 I have long been an avid reader and there are few things, aside from my family, that make me as happy as reading a great book. (Or reading any book, really.) It is almost embarrassing and definitely horrifying (to me anyway) how much money I drop each year on books. Especially now that I have graduated and am not reading text books on a regular basis.

To help curb this spending habit, I have put together a list of 24 books to read over the next 12 months. Will this be everything I read? Certainly not. I have a few series that are included (and several more that are not ) as well as the ones we will read as a family. The items with a “*” are books that will become movies in 2015. I am adamant about always reading the book before seeing the movie and my husband likes to see Every. Movie. Ever. Thus, the abundance of these titles within my list. I hope you find something here that you might enjoy!

*This post may contain affiliate links.*

How Children Succeed
How Children Succeed
By Paul Tough
Life Interrupted
Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected
By Priscilla Shirer
What Alice Forgot
What Alice Forgot
Liane Moriarty
Black Mass
Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal*
By Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill
Stolen Innocence
Stolen Innocence
By Elissa Wall and Lisa Pulitzer
The Book Thief
The Book Thief*
By Markus Zusak
The Maze Runner
Maze Runner*
By James Dashner
The DUFF
The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)*
By Kody Keplinger
Daring Greatly
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
By Brene Brown
The Gifts of Imperfection
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
By Brene Brown
Rules of Civility
Rules of Civility: A Novel
By Amor Towles
Love, Rosie
Love, Rosie*
By Cecelia Ahern
Still Alice
Still Alice*
By Lisa Genova
Left Neglected
Left Neglected
By Lisa Genova
Loving the Way Jesus Loves
Loving the Way Jesus Loves
By Philip Graham Ryken
Growing Up Duggar
Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships
By Jill, Jinger, Jessa, and Jana Duggar
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex*
By Nathaniel Philbrick
The Martian
The Martian: A Novel*
By Andy Weir
Child 44
Child 44*
By Tom Rob Smith
The Mortdecai Trilogy
The Mortdecai Trilogy*
Kyril Bonfiglioli (Book 1- Don’t Point That Thing at Me)
I Love You to God and Back
I Love You to God and Back: A Mother and Child Can Find Faith and Love Through Bedtime Prayers
By Amanda Lamb
What's So Amazing About Grace?
What’s So Amazing About Grace?
By Philip Yancey
11/22/63
11/22/63
By Stephen King
Far from the Madding Crowd
Far From the Madding Crowd*
By Thomas Hardy
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Raised in Northwest Arkansas with the soul of a Georgia peach, Emily has always seen herself as a southern girl with a passion for the beach. Now, with her three young children, she travels the United States full-time following her husband's career and her family's dreams. Join them as she shares their adventures in camper living, healthy lifestyles, and travel schooling.

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