Here is where I’ll keep track of what I’ve accomplished from each list!
Some of these are also linked to blog posts, so click around for more details on the bolded items!


  1. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  2. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  4. The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall (5/18)
  5. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  6. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  7. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (6/18)
  8. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis (9/18)
  9. Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  10. Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
  11. That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
  12. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  13. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  14. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (8/18)
  15. Every Note Ever Played by Lisa Genova
  16. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (7/18)
  17. Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  18. The Pharaoh’s Daugher by Mesu Andrews
  19. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  20. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  21. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  22. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  23. Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connell
  24. Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy
  25. Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy
  26. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
  27. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  28. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (8/18)
  29. The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
  30. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
  31. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (11/18)
  32. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
  33. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
  34. Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  35. It’s Okay to Laugh by Nora McInerny Purmort
  36. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (7/18)
  37. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  38. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (6/18)
  39. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  40. Safely Home by Randy Alcorn
  41. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  42. The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  43. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  44. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  45. The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodwin
  46. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  47. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  48. The Locust Effect by Gary Haugen (8/18)
  49. The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith
  50. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  51. Killers of the Flower and Moon by David Grann
  52. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  53. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  54. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom(7/18)
  55. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
  56. Educated by Tara Westover(7/18)
  57. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  58. A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
  59. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
  60. Adrift by Tami Oldham Ashcraft
  61. Reporter by Seymour Hersch
  62. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  63. The Fellowship by Philip Zaleski
  64. Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
  65. A Thousand Naked Strangers by Kevin Hazzard
  66. Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
  67. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
  68. A Christian Manifesto by Francis Schaeffer
  69. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  70. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (7/18)
  71. The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
  72. Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry
  73. Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman (7/18)
  74. Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tripp
  75. Orthodoxy by G.K Chesterton
  76. Transformed by His Glory by Charles C. Ryrie
  77. Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur
  78. Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  79. The Augustine Catechism by Augustine
  80. Jesus the King by Timothy Keller
  81. Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot
  82. Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot
  83. The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
  84. The Pleasures of God by John Piper
  85. Restoring the Shamed by Robin Stockitt
  86. The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
  87. Welcome to Adulting by Pokluda
  88. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  89. Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie
  90. Driven by Robert Herjavec
  91. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  92. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (6/18)
  93. Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
  94. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (7/18)
  95. Failing Up by Leslie Odom
  96. A Simplified Life by Emily Ley (5/18)
  97. Israel by Daniel Gordis
  98. The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century
  99. King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
  100. The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela by Mandela


    1. Start RRSP
    2. Buy some stock
    3. Take a family road trip
    4. Pay off my credit card
    5. Move to a new house
    6. Create a feature wall somewhere
    7. Throw Bethany a beautiful 1st birthday
    8. Go to a music festival
    9. Get a new tattoo
    10. Complete a 30-day yoga challenge
    11. Do a media detox weekend
    12. Complete a 30-day squat challenge
    13. Visit two new places in YEG
    14. Take a day-long prayer retreat
    15. Take Bethany to the park
    16. Write a fantasy story for Beth
    17. Paint/draw something
    18. Take Beth tobogganing
    19. Create a Christmas tradition
    20. Create a piece of art for the house
    21. Try to get pregnant again
    22. Take a trip with just Ty
    23. Take Bethany on a plane
    24. Throw a party for someone
    25. Take Bethany to the zoo
    26. Get involved with IJM or A21 (10/18)
    27. Graduate from Moody
    28. Apply to grad school
    29. Take the LSAT or GRE
    30. Take a trip alone
    31. Make a new friend
    32. Save $10,000
    33. See a broadway show
    34. See a show on ice
    35. See Neil Gaiman speak (11/18)
    36. Go to a concert (8/18)
    37. Write a short story
    38. Submit a piece of writing somewhere (7/18)
    39. Learn to cook something new
    40. Get up earlier
    41. See the ocean again
    42. Go back to Ireland
    43. Watch the sun set (8/18)
    44. Watch the sun rise
    45. Write a song
    46. Forgive them all (7/18)
    47. Record a song
    48. See the northern lights
    49. Go skiing
    50. Stargaze
    51. Ride a rollercoaster
    52. Start a blog (6/18)
    53. Go hiking
    54. Have lapband removed (9/18)
    55. Golf with Ty
    56. Pick fruit
    57. Plant something
    58. Throw a 30th birthday party
    59. Go whale watching
    60. Visit a museum
    61. See fireworks
    62. Make pasta from scratch
    63. Refinish my hope chest (7/18)
    64. Catch a fish
    65. Get a manicure
    66. Have a picnic
    67. Go to a  hot springs
    68. Go camping
    69. See the Grand Canyon
    70. Go to Lake Moraine
    71. Canoe
    72. Go to a rodeo
    73. Visit Calgary
    74. Try a new food
    75. Try a new beer
    76. Ride a train
    77. Go swimming with Beth (8/18)
    78. Blow bubbles with Bethany
    79. Fly a kite
    80. Go on a hike
    81. Go to Nova Scotia
    82. Get family photos done
    83. Get portraits done of myself
    84. Make family photo albums
    85. Write a letter to myself for age 40
    86. Write a letter to Beth on one year birthday
    87. Write a letter to Ty
    88. Ask for forgiveness
    89. Memorize Romans 8
    90. Write a letter to myself about my tenacity (7/18)
    91. Set a big goal list for 40
    92. Start foster/adoption process (11/18)
    93. Go see a movie alone
    94. Go to Calaway park
    95. Go to Ukrainian village
    96. Do a big puzzle
    97. Volunteer at a shelter (or similar)
    98. Visit a farmer’s market
    99. Make something for Bethany
    100. Complete a journal


    • 5 pounds
    • 10 pounds (8/18)
    • 15 pounds
    • 20 pounds (10/18)
    • 25 pounds
    • 30 pounds
    • 35 pounds
    • 40 pounds
    • 45 pounds
    • 50 pounds
    • 55 pounds
    • 60 pounds
    • 65 pounds
    • 70 pounds
    • 75 pounds
    • 80 pounds
    • 85 pounds
    • 90 pounds
    • 95 pounds
  • 100 POUNDS!!

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