Well…..I read several more books this year than I have the past few years (due to school). Yay!! Usually my lists are mostly biographies or non fiction. This year I decided to branch out and try to find some good fiction. Now looking back on the year I’m realizing almost everything I read was fiction. 😉 In 2013 I hope to get a good mix of both fiction and non fiction. Here is a list of the books I’ve read this year, in alphabetical order. (Note: These are not all recommendations. For reviews or thoughts feel free to comment and/or shoot me an email.) Links are to books I wrote reviews for on our blog.
- A Promise to Rememberby Kathryn Cushman
- A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs
- Be the Change by Zach Hunter
- Claim by Lisa T. Bergren
- Dashwood Avenue by Rachael Lynn Thomas
- Everything Romance (Collection)
- Firestorm by Lisa T. Bergren
- For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
- Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex, The by Sheila Wray Gregoire
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman
- Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti by Bill and Pam Farrel
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, The by John R. Erickson
- Princess Bubble by Susan Johnston and Kimberly Webb
- The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
- Reach: How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God by Laura Krokos and Angi Pratt
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
- Rescue, The by Nicholas Sparks
- Scarlet Thread, The by Francine Rivers
- Screwtape Letters, The by C.S. Lewis
- Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman
Can’t wait to read more next year!! I’ve always had the goal of reading through each of my shelves….and I plan to start tackling that!
Did you like “Things I Wish I’d Known . . . “? That one is on my wishlist.
Now that I’m back home, I can pull out my notes! 🙂 For the most part, it was good. I would definitely recommend other marriage books before this one, though. It wasn’t as overtly Christian as I had hoped…and I felt that the chapter on physical intimacy was a little unfair in some of what the author said. But for the most part, what he said was good and I’m sure would be helpful to many couples….just not at the top of my list of recommendations.
There’s some good books on this list. 🙂 I usually tend to read more fiction than nonfiction, but lately (because of book reviews) I’ve been reading more nonfiction. My “best books list” goes up on my blog tomorrow… I review most books that I read so that’s an easy way for me to keep track of what I’ve read in a year. 🙂 Did you like Screwtape Letters? It’s on our shelf and I’ve always meant to read it someday… 🙂
Loved reading your book list! Thanks for sharing! I’m glad that I read The Screwtape Letters. There were several “gems” that popped out and made me want to spend time just thinking about them. Overall, I felt it wasn’t super applicable, however, as it was definitely written during WWII. Much of the dialogue in the letters exchanged were regarding the war and specifics of that time period. So, personally, I felt like much of it wasn’t applicable, but it was still a good read and there were definitely parts that were great!