Month: January 2018

18 Books to Read in 2018


Good writers read good writing — I say this a lot, especially when people ask me what they can do to improve their writing skills. But lately, I feel like a hypocrite. Because I am an English teacher, I read all the time, but it’s rare that I read for the love of the written word or for the sake of improving my own writing. In 2018, this is going to change. In addition to writing in my journal every night before bed, I’m also going to read at least a few pages of a book (that I’m not using in my classroom) every day. Here are 18 books I plan to read in 2018.


Hello 2018

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. — Proverbs 31:25

Hello 2018,

I thought you’d never arrive.

I’ve been waiting for you longer than you know.

For seasons upon seasons, I’ve been longing for a year like you.