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New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge Update #NewYearBooks

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge Update #NewYearBooksWhat do you want to accomplish in the New Year? Will reading a book help you reach your goal, keep your resolution, or complete your project? Start the year off right by reading books that support your goals, resolutions, and projects - join the New Year's Resolution Reading Challenge!

Have you selected goals, resolutions, or projects for 2017 yet? What books have you started to help you reach your goals? Record your progress on your blog and use the link list below. Or, report your progress in the comments on this post so that we can all cheer you along.

I didn't quite meet my goal to finish four books to support my resolutions in January, but I came close!

Resolution 1: Understand what's going on in my country. I plan to read The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer with others at The Hibernator's Library. I completed Part 1 and my thoughts echoed others who are reading it - I'm not really getting the thesis, so far. I hope things become more clear as we read the other two parts together. I finished Hamilton: The Revolution this week and that helped me understand the past and present of my country, so I'll consider that a win for this resolution.

Resolution 2: End the disproportionate suspensions of black and brown youth from schools. My in-person book club discussed Pushout by Monique W. Morris a couple of weeks ago. We learned a lot - check out my review.

Resolution 3: Figure out how non-patriarchal, non-hierarchical groups work. I read and reviewed The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups by Starhawk for this one. Very helpful for anyone involved in groups - I'd include family in this, too, so practically everyone could get something out of this book.

Resolution 4: Use pictures to deepen my experiences and improve my communication. I finished Blah, Blah, BlahWhat to do When Words Don't Workby Dan Roam and reviewed it. Check out my post for the picture I drew to use in a meeting.

How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Would a book help?

New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge Update #NewYearBooks

About Joy Weese Moll

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