January 1st, 2018


List of Books Read in 2017

Books read 2017: 74 books

Paula Hawkins: The Girl on the Train
Diane Chamberlain: The Lies we Told
Colleen Coleman: Don't Stop Me Now
Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Lucy Diamond: House of New Beginnings
Stephanie Butland: Lost for Words
Jane Fallon: My Sweet Revenge
Maeve Binchy; A Week in Winter
Gill Sims: Why Mummy Drinks
Nancy Stearns Bercaw: Dryland
Jules Wake: Covent Garden in the Snow
Miranda Hart: Peggy & Me
Hendrik Groen: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 and a quarter years old
Ranulph Fiennes: Cold
Timur Vermes: Look Who's Back
Andy Puddicombe: The Headspace Guide to... Mindfulness & Meditation
Harriet Evans: Butterfly Summer
Tina Campanella: Sarah Millican - The Queen of Comedy
Tim Marshall: Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags
Nina Stibbe: Paradise Lodge
Cheer Up Love: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate: Susan Calman
The Kicking the Bucket List: Cathy Hopkins
Lie with Me: Sabine Durrant
Tell Me: Abigail Strom
Far From the Tree: Andrew Solomon
A Streetcat named Bob: James Bowen
The Friend: Dorothy Koomson
Strictly Between Us: Jane Fallon
How Reading Changed My Life: Anna Quindlen
How I Changed My Life In a Year: Shelley Wilson
Not My Father's Son: Alan Cumming
Don't Stop Me Now, 26.2 Tales of a Runner’s Obsession: Vassos Alexander
The End of Your Life Book Club: David Schwalbe
The Shipping News: Annie Proulx
What I know for Sure: Oprah Winfrey
The Life and Loves of a He Devil: Graham Norton
The Everything Store: Brad Stone
The Summer Seaside Kitchen: Jenny Colgan
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe: Debbie Johnson
The Other Side of the Story: Marian Keyes
The Seven Dials Mystery: Agatha Christie
Back Story: David Mitchell
Thanks for the feedback: Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: J.K.Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Akzaban: J.K.Rowling(read to Markus)
1989 The Berlin Wall: My Part In Its Downfall: Peter Millar
Love Warrior: Glennon Doyle Melton(read sometime early 2017)
All I Ever Wanted: lucy Dillon
a Year of Marvellous Ways: Sarah Winman
Tempting Fate: Jane Green
My Animals and other family: Clare Balding
Lessons I've Learned: Davina Mccall
Business Exposed: Freek Vermeulen
Lying on the Couch: Irvin D Yalom
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: J.K.Rowling
The Making of Us: Lisa Jewell
A year in the life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess: Amanda Owen
1st to Die: James Patterson
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: J.K.Rowling (read out loud to M)
I see you: Clare Mackintosh
The List: Joanna Bolouri
Homecoming: Cathy Kelly
One small act of Kindness: Lucy Dillon
Willpower: Roy Baumeister & John Tierney
The Stranger in my home: Adele Parks
An Astronaut's guide to life on earth: Chris Hadfield
How to find love in a bookshop: Veronica Henry
House of Cards: Michael Dobbs
Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear: Elizabeth Gilbert (read in 2016)
Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories: P.G. Wodehouse
Eat That Frog: Brian Tracy
All Creatures Great and Small: James Herriott
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: J.K.Rowling (read out loud to M)
The Gifts of Imperfections: Brene Brown

Resolutions 2018

2018 is going to be my year. 2017 was a difficult one - lots of stress, change, I didn't look after myself, I just worked harder and harder to try and make things right. My 2017 resolutions didn't happen and I didn't review them monthly.

I need numbers and concrete goals and need to hold myself accountable. Will update my resolutions monthly.
These are the things below that make me feel better

1. No alcohol in January & then review / set next goal
2. Run every day in January & then review / set next goal
3. Blog daily in January & then review / set next goal (I have about 20 posts from 2017 to catch up with!)
4. Read 100 books - I am loving the goodreads website and my kindle

And as an outcome, I want to finally shed the excess weight (20kg) and run 500 kilometres.