Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sorry, I'm Reading....

I went through our bookshelves and listed off all the books that we have that I haven't read yet. It's very ridiculous how many books we own. It's even worse that I haven't read so many of them! So here's my list for this year. I can say in advance that I won't accomplish it in its entirety as there are more books than there are weeks and I do NOT have a goal of reading one per week. If I get forty read, I will be happy. I have other things that I need to focus on this coming year more than books read.

Anyways here's the list in no particular order except for where they may have been grouped on a shelf...

  • The Family Virtues Guide by Linda Kavelin Popov
  • The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith
  • The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado
  • Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey by Catherine Stonehouse
  • Life Skills for Kids by Christine M. Field
  • Why Christian Kids Rebel by Tim Kimmel
  • Bringing Up Kids without Tearing Them Down by Dr. Kevin Leman
  • Growing a Family Where People Really Like Each Other by Karen Dockery
  • Raising Motivated Kids by Cheri Fuller
  • 7 Emotional Skills Every Child Needs by Pam Galbraith and Rachel C. Hoyer
  • How to Develop Your Child's Temperament by Beverly La Haye
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • No Wonder They Call Him Savior by Max Lucado
  • Revolution in World Missions by K.P. Yohannan
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
  • A Life That Says Welcome by Karen Ehman
  • The Rules of Life by Richard Templar
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldridge
  • Fields of the Fatherless by Tom Davis
  • The World as I Remember it by Rich Mullins
  • Parenting Your Adopted Older Child by Brenda McCreight, PhD
  • The Primal Wound by Nancy Newton Verrier
  • Wounded Children Healing Homes by Jayne E. Schooler
  • Our Own Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew
  • Shoot Like a Pro by Julie Adair King
  • Digital Portrait Photography and Lighting by Katherine Jamieson and Sean McCormick
  • Freedom Train by Dorothy Sterling
  • The Bully Boys by Eric Walters
  • The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
  • Letters from Wingfield Farm by Dan Needles
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Willa's New World by Barbara Demers
  • Voyageurs by margaret Elphinstone
  • Trailblazers Amy Carmichael by Dave and Neta Jackson
  • The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  • The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Quilter's Daughter Wanda E. Brunsetter
  • Children: The Challenge by Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D.
  • The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Anne by Muriel Canfield Kanoza
  • Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
  • Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh
  • Adopted for Life by Russel D. Moore
  • The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
  • One Million Arrows by Julie Ferwerda
  • Disconnected Parenting Teens in a MySpace World by Chap Clark and Dee Clark
  • Cut Your Spending in Half without Settling for Less by the Rodale Press Editors
  • The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Something More Excavating an Authentic Self
  • Teenage Boys by Bill Beausay
  • Home Grown by Karen De Boer 
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
  • The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini (4 books)
By the way, there's sixty eight of them. I have at least half of 2013's list in there too because these are only the books on our shelves. This does not include visits to the library. Obviously there will be NO BUYING books this year -- even if I'm purchasing them second hand for inexpensive.

What's on your reading list the year? I would love to know as I'm always adding to my must read list!


  1. Hi Deborah!
    Wow! That's a lot of books!
    Happy New Year!

  2. We have gobs of books on our bookshelves that I've never read. So many books, so little time....... I do hope to make a dent in them this coming year though, but getting my house in order and organized better is far more important to me. I am working on Christopher Paolini's books that you have listed. I've read the first (Eragon) and started the second but never finished.

  3. Oh my goodness! That is a lot of books! I have of the same ones on my shelf! Good luck reading!

  4. What a great idea! I need to do the same - list the books I've not yet read and get to it! Thanks for the idea and the motivation.

    And you're so very wise... good to have a (loose) reading goal, but you're priorities are often elsewhere :D


  5. You got a couple of my faves on that list. I too have lots of books I haven't read. It's a great place to start. How does one with 7 children find time to read, I wonder? I struggle to do 15 minutes of reading a day and I only have 1 child. Oh well. Right now I'm (slowly) working through, The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman and re-reading The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis. Happy reading! (and Happy New Year!)

  6. Looks like a balanced list! I'm finding myself drawn more to biographies lately, but I'm really at the mercy of the books available here. I think I will go crazy buying books when we return to the States if I'm not careful!

  7. I highly recommend Revolution in World Missions...Highly :O)
    Miss you sister!!! Sorry I have been a lazy blog friend :O)
    Praying for you and your family today!!!


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