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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Books for 2012

These are the books I've read so far this year....It's interesting to me how my reading has changed over the years. I no longer read mostly fiction, but now I read mostly non-fiction. This list does NOT include the books I read aloud to the girls.

  • Urchin and the Raven War ~ M. I. McAllister
  • Urchin and the Rage Tide ~ M. I. McAllister
  • The Mountain Between Us ~ Charles Martin
  • Chasing Fireflies ~ Charles Martin
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ~ Betty Smith
  • Pigs in Heaven ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  • Thunder and Rain ~ Charles Martin
  • The Best of Me ~ Nicholas Sparks
  • Cutting For Stone ~ Abraham Verghese
**next up - Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

  • The Winter of Our Disconnect ~ S. Maushart
  • Just a Minute ~ Wess Stafford
  • The Celebration of Discipline ~ Richard J. Foster
  • The Meaning of Marriage ~ Timothy Keller
  • Born to Run ~ Christopher MacDougal
  • Simplicity Parenting ~ Kim John Payne
  • A Blistered Kind of Love ~ Angela & Duggy Ballard
  • The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels ~ Ree Drummond
  • I Am Hutterite ~ Mary Ann Kirkby
  • The Reason for God ~ Timothy Keller
  • A Place at the Table ~ Chris Seay
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Big Year ~ Mark Obmaseik
  • Parenting With Love and Logic ~ Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • When Invisible Children Sing ~ Dr. Chi Huang
  • The Ledge ~ Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan
  • 7 ~ Jen Hatmaker
  • The Ragamuffin Gospel ~ Brennan Manning
  • Seal of God ~ Chad Williams
  • Forget Me Not ~ Jennifer Lowe-Anker
  • Sacred Parenting ~ Gary Thomas
  • No Greater Love ~ Levi Benkert
  • Don't Waste Your Life ~ John Piper
  • Hope Unseen ~ Scotty Smiley
  • Fully Alive ~ Ken Davis
  • Love Does ~ Bob Goff
**next up - Love Mercy by Lisa Samson and The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball

Classics (goal of 3 this year)
  • Pilgrim's Progress ~ John Bunyan
  • Pride and Prejudice ~ Jane Austen
**next up - Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift


  1. Care to share the ones you would recommend or not recommend? So many books, so little time!

    1. Ceratinly! I loved the Mistmantle Chronicles by M.I. McAllister - they are children's books, but written so well. Other favorites were "Born to Run", "Love Does", "The Meaning of Marriage", "Sacred Parenting" and "Pride and Prejudice".

      After looking at my list, there aren't any I wouldn't recommend. Everyone's tastes are so different, though! I read a wide variety of things - sometimes I'm in the mood for fiction, sometimes I want an adventure narrative, other times I want something about spiritual growth.

  2. Thanks, Jill! I have read a few on your list and "Sacred Parenting" just arrived via paperbackswap. I wondered about "Love Does", so I'm glad to read that you liked it.