Last year I set a goal of reading 12 books--one per month. I fell a bit short of my goal (mainly due to pregnancy exhaustion), but I did read the following nine books...
Books I read in 2011:
- Shepherding a Child's Heart
- One Thousand Gifts (The best book I read. This is in my "read and reread" category.)
- The Digital Photography Book
- The Fortune of War
- The Surgeon's Mate
- The Help
- Loving The Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches
- The Mission of Motherhood
- Kisses for Katie
I'd say it was a good year, especially since I enjoyed each of the books I read. This year, however, I really would like to hit the 12 book mark (or beyond!). I'm excited to be well on my way, since breastfeeding forces me to sit down for long periods of time during the day. When I'm not reading to my toddler, I'll pick up my own book (when I'm not drawn into Instagram, that is. *sheepish*).
Here are the volumes I hope to read this year (a few are carried over from last year's list):
- The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer (just finished this one!)
- Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider (I've started this one...)
- Surrender: The Key to Spiritual Success by Arthur Burt (started this one as well)
- The Great Omission by Steve Saint
- The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian
- The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway
- Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
- Grace For The Good Girl by Emily Freeman
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
- Peace Child by Don Richardson
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- Imprisoned in Iran by Dan Baumann
I'm excited that I'm already on track with my book reading for this year. The Hidden Art of Homemaking was a pleasure to read, once I acclimated to the author's style. The book is not a homemaking how-to, but focuses instead on giving you ideas for expressing creativity in your everyday activities. It encouraged me to be purposefully creative in my role as a wife, mom, and homemaker. It particularly made me want to keep fresh flowers in the house at all times. :)
Do you have any good reads planned for the coming year? I'd love to hear!
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