Thursday, January 27, 2011

My 2011 Reading List

I put together a list of books that I want to read in 2011. These are in order, but I might change my mind later. I also might change my mind and read a few different books. Ha! I plan to read a book a month (but I have terrible follow-through, so we'll see). But anyway, here is my list.

1. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond. I got this for Christmas, and I LOVE it. I've cooked a lot from her site and everything is always a hit with the whole family, so I'm excited to have her cookbook! And it's not just a cookbook, it has little facts from her life in it too, so don't laugh at me because I put it on my reading list!

2. For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn. I've read this twice before, but I want to re-read it. It's an easy read, I think it maybe took me 3 or 4 days to get through it the first time. Kristi over at Courageous Homekeeping is dissecting it at the moment, it's kind of fun to discuss!

3.Who Got Peanut Butter On My Daily Planner? by Cindy Sigler Dagnan. I don't remember who recommended this to me, but it's been sitting on my bookshelf (well.... technically it's been in the garage because my bookshelf broke and we just got a new one a couple weeks ago) for a year and I haven't read it yet.

4. Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald. This is another one I've had for about a year and EVERYONE always recommends it to me, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I will do it this year!

5. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. I'm part way through this book, but it's SOOOO long, it's taking me forever to get through it. It's really interesting so far, but my goal is to finish it this year.

6. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. This is on my list for when I finish Nourishing Traditions.

7. Politically Incorrect Wife by Connie Grigsby and Nancy Cobb. I don't remember who recommended this either, but I'm hoping it's good!

8. A Piaget Primer by Dorothy G. Singer and Tracey A. Revenson. My sister recommended this to me and let me borrow it.

9. Facedown by Matt Redman. I started to read this a couple years ago but never finished it. I'm terrible about that.... do you have any clue how many books I've started and haven't finished?!

10. Created To Be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl. This has been recommended to me before, although it's a little controversial. I have it sitting on my bookshelf and it's a little intimidating.... but I will read it!

11. Stupid Things Parents Do To Mess Up Their Kids by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. I've read her books The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands and The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage, and they were both great, so this one probably will be too!

12. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. My sister recommended it to me. It's historical fiction, based on Biblical events, although it is fiction. I'm really excited for this one.

And here is a list of books I want to read if I get to them, but might wait until next year to read.

The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin. I might actually squeeze this in soon, because I've been having a couple health issues recently that I think this would help with.

Sacred Influence by Gary Thomas. This book is SO good. I've read half of it..... and I have no idea what happened to it! The book went missing. So if I ever find it, I'll be re-reading it and finishing it!

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. I've heard great things about this one, but have yet to read it!

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. I've been reading Ann's blog for a while, and she is a beautiful writer. And out of 60 amazon reviews, 59 rate it 5 stars and 1 rates it 4 stars.... I'd say it's probably a winner!

Life Management for Busy Women: Living Out God's Plan With Passion and Purpose by Elizabeth George. I really want to read this, but I don't even own it yet, so it's pretty far down on the list!

What books are you planning on reading this year?

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  1. passionate housewife is my favorite book :-)

  2. Great List!

    Passionate Housewives Desperate for God is EXCELLENT!!! Great resource for SAHMs - there isn't enough out there!!

    I used to have Nourishing Traditions. I started to follow that "trend" where you do everything full fat (whole milk, full fat cheese, butter, et). My FIVE year old had a check up and turns out he has HIGH cholesterol. So needless to say, I'm not a big fan of that book/trend. Just giving you an FYI.

    I also have read the Life Management for Busy Women and it is great too! In fact, IMO, anything by Elizabeth George is great LOL!!

    A lot of the books I have never heard of so I'm excited to look into them. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Audrey, I think we have similar taste. :-) I have read the PW cookbook from cover to cover. Actually, the day I got it, I stopped whatever I was doing and read it cover to cover. The pages are already spattered and grease stained and stuck together. Handsome LOVES the food, so it gets used a lot. I also loved "For Women Only," and just got my Amazon giftcard from Swagbucks, which is going to be used to purchase Ann Voskamp's new book. I want to read Passionate Housewives, and My Utmost For His Highest. Looking forward to hearing how the other books are from your reviews. :)

  4. I LOVE to read. But there are quite a few on your list I haven't read yet. So thanks for adding to my own reading list.
    My Utmost For His Highest is a really great book. I know you'll enjoy it.

  5. Passionate Housewives is my absolute favorite, and I've been wanting to read Created to Be His Helpmeet forever! I also love The Maker's Diet and Nourishing Traditions!

  6. "One Thousand Gifts" is on my reading list too. Ann writes such powerful prose, doesn't she?


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