Book List for 2014

Each year I start with a new and freshened up book list… this year, however, this list is oddly very similar to last years list. If you read the review of the 2013 book list from last week you will see that I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done this year. It’s been a busy year with new transitions for our family.

Nonetheless, reading is still super important to me and I look forward to reading new and exciting books this year! Even if I don’t finish the list I don’t feel guilty or frustrated.

Just having the list keeps it in the back of my mind that I have books I’m interested in reading and keeps me motivated! Also, in this past year, not to make excuses, I’ve had an increased in magazines that are sent to me.  A lot of them are free or were given to me as a gift which is great, but they add up! Most recently I’ve been reading World Magazine (World news with a Christain World view – comes out every other week – read it second hand from my Mom), Organic Gardening (free with my HMN membership), Family Fun (free), Better Homes & Gardens (gift from my mother-in-law), Answers(Answers in Genesis – gift from my Mom), Compassion(from Compassion International child sponsorship -free), National Geographic (family giftfrom my mother-in-law), and Pathways (about alternative medicine – hand-me-down from a friend). It seems there are more, but they aren’t coming to mind at the moment. I find these very interesting, but they take time and take away from reading the books on my list!

So… this year I’ve shortened my list a bit… not too much, but hopefully it will be a little more realistic… we will see!

Fiction:

  1. [amazon_link id=”0375842209″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Book Thief[/amazon_link] – Markus Zusak – Holocaust novel
  2. [amazon_link id=”1439102317″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]A Happy Marriage[/amazon_link] – Rafael Iglesias – Love story
  3. [amazon_link id=”B0055X5K9S” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Calligrapher’s Daughter[/amazon_link] – Eugenia Kim – 20th Century Korea after World War II when occupied by Japan
  4. [amazon_link id=”0812982622″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Orphan Master’s Son[/amazon_link] – Adam Johnson – terror of living in North Korea
  5. [amazon_link id=”141434855X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Safely Home[/amazon_link] – Randy Alcorn
  6. [amazon_link id=”1590525922″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Deadline[/amazon_link] – Randy Alcorn
  7. [amazon_link id=”B001OERNQU” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Dominion[/amazon_link] – Randy Alcorn
  8. [amazon_link id=”1601420994″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Deception[/amazon_link] – Randy Alcorn
  9. [amazon_link id=”0062015737″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]An Unmarked Grave[/amazon_link] – Charles Todd – WWI UK battlefield nurse mystery
  10. [amazon_link id=”0764208314″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Sweetest Thing[/amazon_link] – Elizabeth Musser – ficton – two teenage girls from different backgrounds who become friends in Atlanta during the Great Depression.

Non-Fiction:

  1. [amazon_link id=”1600063055″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Trusting God[/amazon_link] – Jerry Bridges
  2. [amazon_link id=”1583332049″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Coconut Oil Miracle[/amazon_link] – Bruce Fife
  3. [amazon_link id=”1434700577″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]God Can’t Sleep: Waiting for Daylight on Life’s Dark Nights[/amazon_link] – Palmer Chinchen – tackles the heavy questions of how a good and sovereign God can allow suffering.
  4. [amazon_link id=”0531097994″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Jane Russel: my path & detours[/amazon_link] – autobiography
  5. [amazon_link id=”082546207X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Heavenly Man about Brother Yun[/amazon_link] – Chinese pastor who was a HUGE prayer warrior
  6. [amazon_link id=”1433535939″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Not by Sight[/amazon_link] by Jon Bloom. Walking by faith. Living for Jesus even when times r painful or confusing.
  7. [amazon_link id=”084991910X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Same Kind of Different as Me[/amazon_link] – Ron Hall and Denver Moore – How a homeless man affected the lives of a couple – tear jerker
  8. [amazon_link id=”0618329706″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Extremely Loud and Incredibily Close[/amazon_link] – Jonathan Safran Foer – about a boy who lost his father on 9/11

So you have a book list? Or do you have a book or two you want to read this year? I’d love to hear! There are some many good books out there and I’m always open to adding one or two or twenty! Let me know!

 

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