I feel like posting this dooms me to never read these at all. Perhaps it’s because four or five of them are ones I’m currently reading that easily should have been finished last year.
Here’s a post about two books I actually did finish last year. Yay! #livinginthepast
Okay. Reading is one of my goals for this year. So here’s the list as it stands right now:
What Jesus Demands From the World, John Piper
The Hidden Art of Homemaking, Edith Schaeffer
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, Nicholas Carr
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Well-Trained Mind, Susan Wise Bauer
Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God, Noel Piper
Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
Give Them Grace, Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
True Companion, Nancy Wilson
And… that’s about the list for now. If you look at my goals, you’ll see that I want to read twelve books this year. This list is only ten because I know there will be books that I discover throughout the year. I’ll try to update the list as that happens; maybe mention it on facebook so you can stay up to date. = )
A few more comments about the list:
Yes, unfortunately, the first five on the list are ones that I am in the middle of. When did I pick up that habit of reading four books at a time? How do you read? One by one? A few at a time? I obviously need help! Oh dear, I don’t think I read Gatsby at all last year; it is way overdue.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart, I have read most of that before; but I think I’m much more in the stage of life to need and use it now.
Give Them Grace piques my curiosity. I’ve heard good and bad; so it’s time to find for myself. = )
The Well-trained Mind and Faithful Women and Their Extrordinary God were both gifts from friends. I really wanted to start them, but was already so far behind. = / This is the year!
I really want to read True Companion! Need to put it in the amazon cart and hope my husband buys it along with his seminary books. = )
Oh dear, so excited! Can I just be honest with you and say it is so hard to forego that iPad at night and just pick up a book?! I frustrate myself. Once again, this is the year. Oh yeah, and if you even read the first few chapters of The Shallows it will help with the whole technology thing. For a few weeks at least. = )
I think I will try to finish The Hidden Art of Homemaking by the end of January. I’m close to done; and it is so inspiring.
I’d love to hear from you! What are you reading this year?
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Ooh! Great list. So excited for you. Piper book–Seth loves it. I haven’t read it. He used it as a requirement for one of our college textbooks at our Bible institute. I’m interested in Schaeffer’s book. Please review it as well as Give them Grace when you’re done! Love Shepherding by Tripp. Well-Trained Mind will change your life. 🙂 You don’t have to read it all this year. Just read grammar stage stuff and maybe language arts and history in the logic stage to get a feel for where it’s going. Blessings, Amy
Will work on the reviews = ) Just read some of yours! Keep me accountable, k?
Such lovely books! I’ve been working through knowing God by Packet for at least a year! Oh dear! Also half way through the hidden art of homemaking, loving it:-) just added Noel Piper’s book to my list too:-)
Packer! Oh dear, I started that one, too and loved it. Add that to the list for next year. Thanks for reading!
Packer, not packet! Good old auto correct;-)
This is a great list! I’m the same way about reading … I used to read one from start to finish and go to the next one. Right now I have three or four … I think as moms we are living so distracted to what we are doing that we keep starting other ones without truly realizing we aren’t finishing! I have the Schaeffer book, but could never get into it. Maybe now is the time. This year is my year of finish what I started.
You’re so encouraging, Ursula! I thought I was the only one to start multiple books. They’re all just so good! The Schaeffer book is good; totally different from how we American housewives live today, but I think there are good ideas. Happy reading!