I'm Whitney. Welcome to my little slice of the Internet, where I talk about life in Seattle and our travels beyond it. I have a handsome husbro I may have met outside of a bar, two crazy felines, and a fresh little human born last spring. Do you like reality TV, sampling all the products, and pickled veggies? Me, too! 

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24 in 2018 (Part 1)

24 in 2018 (Part 1)

When I talk to people about books and reading, I'm usually met with I don't know how you have time for that or I don't have time to read or How do you find the time?


I make it. 

How does Beyoncé find the time to take over the world? She has 24 hours in her day just like we all do and look at her. Am I making a light comparison between myself and Beyoncé? Yes, yes I am. 

I've noticed a lot of us really believe we have less time than we do, but it's all about priorities. The other day, I sat on a stool in the kitchen while Raz fed Oliver breakfast and I read them a paragraph from my current book, Shoe Dog, Phil Knight's memoir. We all get to decide how we spend our time, and sometimes we need to get creative to fit it all in, but as long as we're clear and realistic, it's doable. 

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I gave myself a goal to read 24 books this year, or two per month. I'm well on my way to achieving it, and because I've been on a streak of reading such incredible ones so far, I wanted to share my first nine (or ten, if we're counting Shoe Dogwhich I guess I will). 

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A handful of them were from the library, so my side table stack isn't entirely accurate, but I'm okay with it being a little shorter if I'm able to support the Seattle Public Library system. So, without further ago, and in the order I read them, my first ten of 2018, which all come to you highly recommended:

  1. The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey
  2. Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs
  3. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  4. Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden 
  5. The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner 
  6. What Remains by Carole Radziwill 
  7. An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg
  8. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  9. Between Two Worlds by Tyler Henry 
  10. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
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