Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Bookshelf

I love to read. This year i started off strong, made a list for the year and tried my best to stick to it.  For about six months i did pretty well, and then Mike came home.  STOP.  NO MORE BOOKS.  Embarrassing kind of.  Except not really, because what's better than busy with the ones you love.

I'm getting back into it though--i've been feeling the itch--  and I've made a less ambitious list this year.  2011's list was pretty extensive and considering our move coming up in a few months, i believe i may be quite busy with things other than reading.

So here's the new list:

-Shepherding a Child's Heart, Tedd Tripp (i'm already halfway thru it)
-The Mission of Motherhood, Sally Clarkson
-Don't Make Me Count to Three, Ginger Plowman

Pleasure Reading/Novels
-the Millenium Series, Steig Larsson
   Girl with a Dragon Tatoo
   Girl who Played with Fire
   Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
-Sing You Home, Jodi Piccoult
-Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card
-The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
-Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
-Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese

Non Fiction
-Kisses from Katie, Katie Davis
-Growing Up Amish, Ira Wagler

Classics/Books of Note...the everyone should read these sometime in their lives list
-The Faraway Tree Collection, Enid Blyton
-Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
-Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
-Life of Pi, Yann Martel
-Emma, Jane Austen (the last half)

To keep up with my progress just check the 2012 Bookshelf Tab at the top of the blog.  I'll mark them off as i read them.

and if you were wondering what i read this year...

-His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
   Golden Compass
   Amber Spyglass
   The Subtle Knife
-The Handmaids Tale, Margaret Atwood
-The Curious Incident of a Dog in Nighttime, Mark Haddon
-The Color Purple, Alice Walker
-The Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
-Emma, Jane Austen (the first half)
-Memoirs of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
-Rescue, Anita Shreve
-One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
-Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
-Testimony, Anita Shreve
-The Help, Kathryn Stockett
-Unplanned, Abby Johnson
-Water for Elephants, Sara Green
-A Cup of Friendship, Deborah Rodriguez
-The New Dare to Discipline, Dr. James Dobson

1 comment:

Kimberly and Jordan said...

Me been making my list too. Did you get to see the movie Water for Elephants? We just did was great.