5 After 5, 2017 Book List

Has your new year gotten off to a great start?

Even though I read all the time, I set a goal for myself to read even more this year. Check out what's in my book pile - and share yours - for 2017!

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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was 2017 goals and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.

Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.

And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!

List 5 books you plan to read in 2017

Like I said last week, I have too many great books in my stack and not enough time, so I'm hoping to make reading even more of a priority this year.

So far, I've only read to Gv, but I have been adding one of my goals per day to my to-list and so today's the day I add in a book for myself! 

(We'll see how that goes...)

I seriously could make this my list every week of the year and still not run out of books, making it extremely difficult to choose just five, so I just went with the top four in my stack and then one long-term goal for the year...

1.  It's OK Not to Share

A friend recently read Heather Shumaker's other book, It's OK to Go Up the Slide, and it sounded right up my alley.

That book is on my list, too, but when I went to get it from the library, I also saw this older title and that one became the new top of my stack.

If you taught with me, had a child taught by me or were even ever on the playground at the same time as me, you know that this is one of my soapboxes, so I'm really looking forward to hearing what Shumaker has to say about the subject.

2.  Because I Said So!

I read Ken Jennings's book Maphead last year and absolutely loved it, so now I have to read everything he's ever written, along with all sorts of other geography books he referenced in it.

3.  Give Your Child the World

This book combines reading with travel, so it pretty much sounds like it was completely written for me - I can't wait to dive in and see what it's all about!

4.  Let Them Eat Dirt

We don't do the 3-second rule around here - when you live in a tent for a month in the mountains, your threshold for "dirt" is pretty non-existent, so we're not all that worried about a few germs jumping onto the cracker we just dropped on the kitchen floor.

I can't wait to find out what this book has to say about saving our kids from an oversanitized world!

This is one of the books I shared in A Year of Read Aloud Classics and since it will probably still be a couple of years before Gv's ready to hear it, I decided to just read it again all by myself.

But, since I've also set a goal to "refresh" my Italian, I'm going to read it in that language, instead. 

The best part is, I found it for free on the site I share with you here!

For next week:

List 5 ways to enjoy winter

I can't wait to see what your lists look like for this one, because mine will probably be totally lame (since our winter lasts approximately 72 minutes and will occur on some random day in late February or something)

Seriously, I am completely sitting here in a tank top and shorts and the air kicked on about an hour ago (& I have it set to 82!!!)

So, not much wintering going on around here, but I'm sure I'll manage to come up with some sort of bucket list for the season.

And now, here's this week's link party!  Another fabulous blogger has teamed up with me to create a list of five each week and we hope that you'll join us, too!

That's right, every post will be read, pinned and tweeted!  

Every Saturday, just stop by one of our blogs to add your own list of five, then pop over and read as many other posts as you're able to each week - treat it like a true party and really mix it up and mingle with our fun little community!

The rules are simple:  just write your own list following the prompt each week (feel free to interpret it loosely - or in a unique way!), follow both of the hosts on the social media channel of your choice, and then get into the spirit of the party by grabbing your favorite beverage or snack and reading the lists of the other party-goers.

Your Hosts:

Lisa, at Syncopated MamaFacebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Google+ // Bloglovin'
Samantha, at Motivated DaysTwitter // Pinterest // Google+ 

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  1. These all look awesome!! Especially interested in that first one.... and I actually downloaded "Let Them Eat Dirt" from my library's e-lending site but then never got to it... looking forward to hearing if it and these others get your endorsement!!

  2. I like to pick books that are on my list for an upcoming year and I love to see what others are suggesting or have read. Thanks for sharing your list at Over the Moon. We look forward to seeing what you have to share next week as well.

  3. So many of these books are new to me! Thanks for sharing!

  4. How interesting that you want to read Alice in Wonderland in Italian! I read the Never Ending Story in German on a rainy week during the holidays as a teenager in Germany. I was bored and needed something to do! Some of it was above my language ability, but it was a good exercise. All the best with brushing up on your Italian! :)

  5. I love your book suggestions, especially It's OK to Go Up the Slide. That happens to be one of MY soapboxes, so it's definitely going on my reading list!

  6. I like the eating dirt book, that sounds like common sense at last.

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  7. I actually have a goal to maybe read less this year, so I can focus more on writing. :) We'll see how that goes. Goodness, I needed the dirt book when I had my first kid 17 years ago. I, unfortunately, was one of "those" moms who never let dirt near my kid. By baby #3 that had changed just a bit. ;)

  8. ARG! So jealous of your weather! It's freezing here! I'm wearing leggings and pants, a tank, long sleeved shirt, sweatshirt and an insulated flannel over the top! LOL

    I am going to try to fit reading back into my year, I don't have anything on my list yet, so I'm pinning yours for suggestions. I really miss relaxing with a story, it's the best stress reliever to live someone else's life for just a bit.

  9. These all sound really interesting! My to-read list is so huge at the moment. I need to get some real reading done!

  10. I can't sit still to read, so instead I get books on CD and listen to them when I commute for work. I rarely plan ahead what I will read. I just go to the library and pick something! Thanks for sharing with us at the Funtastic Friday Blog Hop.

  11. I love the 5 after 5 concept! I'm going to see if I can work it into my schedule to participate! Your list of books is impressive! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week! Always a pleasure to have you!

  12. I had to laugh at your comment about the dirt Lisa. I too think we are so obsessed with bacteria and cleanliness that we are making our children sick. When mine were young I let them play at the farm and get dirty. And they have grown up to be very healthy children. Of course I have gotten completely off topic here. These books look like they are a lot of fun to read, and if they are not I know you will make them be fun!