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14 Jan

my 2018 reading list.

i mentioned in my 2018 goals post that i have set out to read a book a month this year! that may seem like a small goal to avid readers–or maybe a lofty goal to those who don’t read–but it’s a doable goal for my busy schedule and i’m going to try my hardest to make it happen! reading has always been very important to me and something i’ve always enjoyed. but as our travel schedule gets more crazy along with the success of our careers, it’s become a lot harder to do. for me, i would usually read on planes but i usually have a million emails to catch up on that i’ll work the whole flight instead. for robbie, he spends all day writing, taking/editing my photos, or doing a hundred other little things for my blog that he’s too drained to read a book. as a result of our hectic schedules, we end up watching an episode of a tv show instead of reading because we’re both so mentally exhausted. however, we know we need to be better at expanding our minds and not just vegging in front of Netflix every night, no matter how tired we are. we both are making an effort this year to read instead of being on our phones, to unwind from the day instead of working through the night, and taking even just twenty minutes out of our schedule to read {and hopefully learn!} something new.

that being said, so many of you wanted to know the books i plan on reading this year! below are the 12 books i want to finish in 2018, in no particular order. if you’ve read a few of them yourselves, please let me know what you think! this list is flexible and subject to change; i always love book suggestions! if you’re passionate about one particular book, feel free to leave your favorite reads in the comment section below. here’s to slowing down a bit and reading actual physical books {what i prefer!} this year. xx

7. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi
9. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will by Sheryl Sandberg

and just for fun, below are a few books i read last year and highly recommend:

A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like by Ashley Graham and Rebecca Paley
Beautiful Bodies by Kimberly Rae Miller
Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel by C. W. Gortner
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Couple Next Door: A Novel by Shari Lapena
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

and last but certainly not least, if you haven’t read Robbie’s book yet, definitely check it out:
Create Rebellion by Robbie Tripp


  • Nikki

    Love the list Sarah!


    January 14, 2018 at 11:59 pm Reply
  • Bethany Comeau

    Sarah- Love the reading list and your blog!! I always look forward to your posts. I have a friend that I respect very much who is a big fan of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***. I am finally going to read it! And I adore Elizabeth Gilbert. Haven’t read Big Magic yet, but it’s on my list. If you are interested, I highly recommend the author, Cheryl Strayed. Both of her books, Wild, and Tiny Beautiful Things were life-changing for me, each in different ways.

    January 15, 2018 at 5:47 am Reply
  • Brittney

    I’ve read a few on your list and they are all soooo good! I’m probably going to pick up Tribe Of Mentors, that sounds like a great one!!! If your looking for a suggestion The Nightengale is suppose to be really good, I own it and I’m about to start reading it… I’m a Hairstylist and everyone who sits in my chair recommends it!

    January 15, 2018 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Jaime Disiere

    I listened to the subtle art of not giving a …as my friend gifted the download to me from audible. It was a great listen as I drove and helped a lot with what to actually care about! I’m so guilty of caring too much about things I really can’t control …life is short and goes by pretty fast! My goal also for 2018 was to read at least one book a month and I’ve already finished my January book. I might even get two down this month😍
    Wishing you much love and prosperity this year and lots of happy reading 📖 😘 love your insta!!

    January 15, 2018 at 8:52 am Reply
  • Brooke

    This looks like a great list. I’ve read about half of these and am checking out those I haven’t heard of. I thought Tribe of Mentors was great, but I’d recommend you start with it’s predecessor, Tools of Titans, if you haven’t already read it. I also thought Lean In was highly overrated.

    January 15, 2018 at 10:36 am Reply
  • Shannon

    What a great reading list. Love these photos, enjoy my book and the self-love experiment. Can’t wait to hear how your own expierment goes.

    January 15, 2018 at 11:42 am Reply
  • Michelle Lee

    I’m listening to You Are A Badass right now on Audible! It’s really good. Also, have to highly recommend listening to books instead of actually reading because I literally was the same as you described, couldn’t keep up with my books because I was so mentally exhausted! But I can listen to them on a walk, on a drive or while I’m cleaning. It might help you out!

    January 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Erin Ram

    You Are a Badass is my favorite book right now. It’s seriously so good; you’re going to love it!

    January 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm Reply
  • Beatrice Weinstock

    I told myself that this year I was going to read a new book a month! Thank you so much for your recommendations😊

    January 15, 2018 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • Hayley Constantino

    I’m currently reading The Woman in Cabin 10! Love it so far! It’s just taking me forever to find more time to read! I have an international flight this coming Saturday so plan to bri g it with me and finally finish it! Great list!

    January 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm Reply
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