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January 13, 2017

2017 Reading List

I am excited to share my 2017 reading list today for two reasons: posting a reading list is one of my 101 in 1001 goals, and I’ve already finished my first book of the year! I have never been a habitual reader before but want to instill the discipline of reading a little bit each weekday for the sake of personal growth and edification.

My reading goal for 2017 is to read 12 books and I plan to cover at least one book from each of the areas below, inspired by this post from my friend Nancy. There are at least 20 books on this list because I haven’t yet decided which 12 I will read, but they all look so good!

2017 Reading List - Kyla Mary


Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Renewing Your Mind by R.C. Sproul
Weird by Craig Groeschel
Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick
The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Linchpin by Seth Godin
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Marriage & Family
His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley Jr
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Les and Leslie Parrott

Personal & Intellectual Development
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The One Thing by Gary Keller
Margin by Richard Swenson
The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner
Manage Your Day to Day by Jocelyn Glei

Hungry for Change by James Colquhoun
Wheat Belly by William Davis
Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath

The Magnolia Story
Grace Not Perfection
Cultivate by Lara Casey

Have you read any of the books above? Share in the comments below!

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  1. Hanna

    January 13th, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Crash the Chatterbox was life-changing for me when I was going through a time where I had a lot of “chatter”, I hope you get the chance to read it! I love your book list, I might be pulling some from it myself! 🙂

  2. Hannah Hardy

    January 23rd, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    These are great book options. I see a few I’ve read! I really want to read The Magnolia Story. I love me some Chip and Jo!

  3. 2017 Reading List - Kyla Mary

    January 16th, 2018 at 6:04 am

    […] See last year’s reading list here. […]