Thursday, January 27, 2011
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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