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. To Each Her Own by Emily Saville
  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
  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
  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
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  • 40 pounds
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  • 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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