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: (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
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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