I’m a little behind is putting this up compared to others in the blog-o-sphere, but I still wanted to share it. Besides, comparing myself to others won’t do anything for me aside from make me feel inadequate. Someone is always going to be doing something else better than I am. The question is: Am I making progress? 🙂
I enjoy reading, but it has never been something that I’ve purposed to do. I usually say that I “don’t have time” which is only halfway true, because we all have the same amount of time, I’ve just chosen to use it differently (or by not choosing- waste it differently). I usually get my of my majority of reading done in the summer when days are less filled with homeschooling. Even then, though I have really enjoyed the books I’ve read, they haven’t been the ones that I always say “I want to read that, one day.” I have lots of books in the “One day” category.
Last year I read mostly Christian fiction books. I loved reading, and was known to get totally wrapped up in them. While there is certainly nothing wrong with reading fiction books, I really wanted to make it more of a priority to read some of the Christian Living (non-fiction) books that I’ve been collecting for quite some time.
Here are the books that I want to read in 2013:
- Grace by Max Lucado (I’ve actually finished this one already)
- The Gospel For Real Life by Jerry Bridges
- Peacemaking Women
- God’s Love: How the Infinite God Cares for His Children by R.C. Sproul
- Man, The Dwelling Place of God by A. W. Tozer
- Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray
There are a few others that I would like to read, but I’m first trying to focus on these six.
Here are some other books that I want to read: (self-help, home management, ect)
- Naturally Knocked Up by Donielle Baker
- “Do What You Can” Plan by Holley Gerth
- 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine
- One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects to Making Life Simpler by Tsh Oxenreider
- Attack Your Day!: Before It Attacks You! By Mark Woods and Trapper Woods
- Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job by John Acuff
And finally some Fiction books that I would like to read:
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Blue Christmas by Kiane Moody
- Past Suspicion by Therese Heckenkamp
- A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman
- A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
- Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith
All of the fiction books are ones that I found for free on my kindle. I’m not very familiar with the authors, so I may find that I don’t like them at all. But for free, it’s worth a try!
What books are on your to read list? Leave your link in the comments and I’ll be sure to take a look! 🙂