Books I’m Reading in January + Reading Goals for the Month

Books I'm Reading in January from my 2017 Reading List.
While you guys can always find my reading list if you’re looking for a book suggestion, I’ve decided that I need to start sharing my reading goals each month. Every year I plan to read more since it’s one of my favorite things, and every year I end up with a stack of books that I didn’t make it through. Hopefully, by sharing my monthly reading goals here, I can do my best to stick to them! (And maybe I won’t have such a big stack of books on the end table gathering dust.)

Books I'm Reading in January from my 2017 Reading List.


Ok, I’ve been reading this one for a while now. It’s such a great book, I’ve honestly only struggled with it because the physical book is SO big. I mean, I like big books (and I cannot lie) but I can’t carry a book this size in my bag, nor do I feel like I’ve made any progress in it, even though I have! My biggest reading goal this month is to mark this one off my reading list!

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed.

If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequences be worth it? (via Goodreads)

Books I'm Reading in January from my 2017 Reading List.

We Were Liars

I participated in a book exchange last summer and this is the book that showed up in my mailbox. It was one that I hadn’t heard of, but it sounds really interesting via the book jacket.

Here’s what it says on Goodreads:

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

Books I'm Reading in January from my 2017 Reading List.

The Brand Flip

This one is on modern branding and marketing in the social media age. I’ve started to do a little bit of social media consulting, so I’m in the market for any books that can help me learn more and start to think about new approaches to social media and marketing. (Here’s to always learning!)

Do you have any reading goals? Please send me suggestions and let me know what you’re reading this month!

  • i really must start reading more! its on my new years resolution list ….come check out my blog at i would love to hear your input xx toby

  • Too funny, I am reading When we Were Liars too right now! I wanted a shorter book since I am reading a few Non-fictions right now as well and this was available from the library 🙂

  • These all seem like pretty interesting reads! I use to set a goal to read 100 books each year! 🙁 I haven’t been keeping up with my reading last year but definitely going to try and read more this year!

    xo, Chloe //

  • I’ve wanted to read 11/22/63 for so long!

  • Deb

    these are all great picks! 🙂 i need to set a reading goal too!

  • I want to read at least 20 books this year! I’m reading ‘The Perfect Girl’ right now and love it.

    Alix |

  • I haven’t heard of any o these! I need to hit the library!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Tram-Anh Tran Poprik

    Love this post. One of my resolutions this year was to read more books (not magazines..ha!). Love the book suggestions. Thanks!

  • Good list! I’m always adding more books to my to-be-read list. I have We Were Liars on my kindle just waiting for me to read it!

  • We Were Liars has been on my TBR for a while now!

  • Tessa Lynn

    I’m probably the only person ever who’s not a big fan of Stephen King. Of course, he’s an amazing writer but just not for me. I read We Were Liars last year. Really good! And I’m definitely interested in The Brand Flip. I’ll have to pick that up at the library this week!

  • I really hope to read 11/22/63. JFK is one of my favorite presidents, and I watched the mini-series of it (on Hulu, starring James Franco *swoon* – if you haven’t, watch it!). I’ve never gotten around to picking it up, but I definitely plan to!
    And I’ve heard mixed reviews of We Were Liars, but it’s definitely on the list, too!

  • I like history and historical fiction books! Thanks for linking up with the Reading Roundup!

  • These look like some great picks. I feel you about big books. I feel like I can only read them at home. That’s the one and only time I feel an eReader would come in handy!