My Reading Plan For The Rest Of The Year

I've been struggling with reading this year, but I've created a plan! & I hope its helps you too! @thefeliciarenee

This year, I’ve noticed that reading lists have not worked for me. I’ve tried reading a lot, but for whatever reason I just don’t have the urge to as much as I “want” too.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a hard time with reading in general this year. So far my summer reading list has been a flop and I’m still working on getting out of a reading rut. I’ve always loved reading, but this year I haven’t made reading as much of a priority. So to hopefully pull me out of this reading rut, I’ve chosen a few books that I want to read before this year ends. I want to get back to why I enjoy it so much and quit feeling like it’s a burden.

I've been struggling with reading this year, but I've created a plan! & I hope its helps you too! @thefeliciarenee

One thing I’ve noticed too is that I’m getting a lot of books from the library instead of reading the ones I own. So I’ve decided to stop renting books from the library for the rest of the year. I’ve also decided to read the books I own instead. And if I don’t read them by the end of the year I’m going to donate them. Because I’ve had some books that I’ve kept for a few years now that “I’ll get to someday”. I think, we all know how that goes.

So, I’ve been taking my own advice when it comes to giving myself grace. I can’t beat myself up when it comes to reading, just like you shouldn’t either. I feel like we’re always told that we need to read more if we want to be successful, sleep better, etc. But let’s face it – life happens and a lot of the time reading is the list thing on our minds. This year, I’ve finished books in a few days, and other times it’s taken me a couple of months. But that’s all okay – the fact that I’ve even completed a few books is great to me!

my reading plan for the rest of the year

I plan to read a few books that were on my summer reading list and read a bunch of books that I currently own. I’m going to enjoy it and I’m not going to pressure myself. If I don’t read all of the books, oh well. If I do, that will be great too! I’ve definitely learned this year that I need to stop being so hard on myself and do what I can accomplish and try to exceed that.

I've been struggling with reading this year, but I've created a plan! & I hope its helps you too! @thefeliciarenee

books apart of the plan:

1 | chasing slow by Erin Loechner

2 | everything that remains by The Minimalists

3 | the curated closet by Anuschka Rees

4 | panic in a suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

5 | the life of nelson mandela by Rod Green

6 | living in style by Rachel Zoe

7 | the kite runner by Khaled Hosseini

8 | season to taste: how i lost my sense of smell and found my way by Molly Birnbaum

9 | it starts with food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

10 | i know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou

11 | what happened: inside the bush white house and washington’s culture of deception by Scott McClellan

12 | death of a king: the real story of dr. martin luther king jr.’s final year by Tavis Smiley

13 | just one look by Harlan Coben

14 | the woods by Harlan Coben

15 | stay close by Harlan Coben

I have a wide range of books that I want to tackle, so we’ll see how this goes! Maybe this amount is little bit ambitious since I’ve been struggling, but maybe not. Regardless, some of these books my be donated and they’ll go to a good home! So to me it’s all a win in the end.

do you have a reading plan for the rest of the year?
i’d love to know what it is, or what you’re reading!

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  • Daniela S.

    I loved reading this post and seeing your list! 🙂

  • Alia Ronnell

    I love everything Maya Angelou. That one looks like an amazing read. Great list!

  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    I’m always looking for good reads. Thanks so much for sharing these!

  • Jordyn Upchurch

    The Kite Runner is on my list of books to read too, I’ve heard so many great things about it!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  • I do not have a particular plan at the moment but I do see several good options here.

  • Corey Wheeland

    These are great picks! The Minimalists’ book sounds interesting. Their documentary was fantastic!

    • I wish I loved their documentary more. But I’m apart of a minimalist community in my city, so I thought I’d learn about them.

  • I think creating a reading plan for the year is a great idea. I’m with you i didn’t read much this summer… I got a few new ones done but nothing much.

    Currently reading “an astronauts guide to life on earth” by Commander Chris Hadfield and LOVING it

    Laura @

    • Oh, interesting! I’m going to have to look into that.

  • Chasing Slow sounds so good – I wish I was a reader!!

    • You can become one! Just read 2 books for the rest of the year! That’s a great start.

  • I have I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings on my shelf, too. I need to read it soon!

  • The Kite Runner was one of my favorite books. I may pull it out now and reread it!

    • Well that’s good to hear! I can’t wait to finally read it!

  • For the rest of the year, I’d like to finish at least two more books in the Harry Potter series (I’ve only got three left) and I’d also like to finish Wild and Free, which I have been “reading” for almost two years! *covers face*.

    • I completely understand! I’ve done that too haha