Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Books I Plan to Read in 2012

One of my goals in the New Year was to read more.  I was trying to get to 4 books a month which was a 400% increase over the previous year but I knew that I could do it.  I was also going to try to read some different books than I would normally read (not just fiction novels).  The other part was that I would not pay for a book, taking most of them out of the library or getting them as gifts or borrowing from friends.  If you have any books you think that I should read, please send them over :)

I have been blog hopping and I found two blogs that had a list of books that they are going to read for the year ( and  They break it down by month and I was going to try to do the same thing even though I kind of missed posting this in December/ January but I have a partial list on the blog to go back and see what I have read this year so far :)  I hope that you add a few books to your list to read and enjoy.  Here are my monthly goals which I will keep updated as the year goes on.

January- DONE 5 books
The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough: How Five Young Women Got Smart, Formed a Money Group, and Took Control of Their Finances by The Smart Cookies and Jennifer Barrett

The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, and Nourishing Meals That Are Easy on the Budget and a Snap to Prepare by Erin Chase

The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, and Nourishing Meals That Are Easy on the Budget and a Snap to Prepare by Erin Chase

Whatever Happened to Thrift?: Why Americans Don't Save and What to Do about It by Ronald T. Wilcox

The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn

February- DONE 6 books
Naptime Is the New Happy Hour: And Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Frugal Living for Dummies by Deborah Taylor-Hough

Thrifty: Living the Frugal Life with Style by Marjorie Harris

It's Not About the Money: Unlock Your Money Type to Achieve Spiritual and Financial Abundance by Brent Kessel

Family Feasts for $75 a Week: A Penny-wise Mom Shares Her Recipe for Cutting Hundreds from Your Monthly Food Bill by Mary Ostyn

The Money Saving Mom's Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year by Crystal Paine

March- DONE 9 books
The Real Cost of Living: Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money by Carmen Wong Ulrich

When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nug... and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be by Amy Wilson

Heat Wave (Nikki Heat 1) by Richard Castle

The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better by Chris Farrell

Hot (broke) Messes: How to Have Your Latte and Drink It Too by Nancy Trejos

Naked Heat (Nikki Heat 2) by Richard Castle

Safe Money in Tough Times: Everything You Need to Know to Survive the Financial Crisis by Jonathan D. Pond

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch -- Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods by Jennifer Reese

Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms by Amy Nobile and Trisha Ashworth

April- DONE 8 books 
I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood by Amy Nobile and Trisha Ashworth

Miserly Meals: Healthy, Tasty Recipes Under 75¢ per Serving by Jonni McCoy 
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

The Forgotten Affairs of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (8) by Alexander McCall Smith
In CHEAP We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue by Lauren Weber

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13) by Alexander McCall Smith

The Lazy Couponer: How to Save $25,000 Per Year in Just 45 Minutes Per Week with No Stockpiling, No Item Tracking, and No Sales Chasing!

Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats--A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners (A 30-Minute Meal Cookbook) by Rachael Ray

Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home by Pamela Stone

Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days: An Almost Completely Honest Account of What Happened to Our Family When Our ... Came to Live with Us for Three Months by Judith Viorst

Home Economics by Jennifer Mcknight Trontz

Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life  by Jenna Woginrich
by Cindy Glovinsky

The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie by Kim Carpenter, Krickitt Carpenter and Dana Wilkerson

August- DONE  8 Books
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh

Almost Amish: A Novel by Kathryn Cushman

Nothing to Hide (A Roland March Mystery) by J. Mark Bertrand

Enough Already!: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You by Peter Walsh

Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery) by J. Mark Bertrand

Friendship Bread: A Novel by Darien Gee

The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2) by Suzanne Collins

September- DONE 3 Books
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) by Suzanne Collins

SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life: A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck by Julie Morgenstern

Making Peace with the Things in Your Life: Why Your Papers, Books, Clothes, and Other Possessions Keep Overwhelming You and What to Do About It by Cindy Glovinsky

October- DONE 5 Books
Pattern of Wounds (A Roland March Mystery) by J. Mark Bertrand

Momfidence!: An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting by Paula Spencer

That Summer Place: Old Things\Private Paradise\Island Time by Jill Barnett, Debbie Macomber and Susan Wiggs

The Nanny Diaries: A Novel by Emma Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Fourplay: A Novel by Jane Moore

November- DONE 4 Books
He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

Hannah's Art of Home: Managing Your Home Around Your Personality (Capital Lifestyles) by Hannah J. Keeley

Discipline without Shouting or Spanking: Practical Solutions to the Most Common Preschool Behavior Problems by Jerry L. Wyckoff and Barbara C. Unell

Frozen Heat (Nikki Heat, Book 4) by Richard Castle

We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals that Changed Their Lives Forever by Benjamin Mee

Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More by Peter Walsh

How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too! by Sal Severe

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