Friday, December 30, 2011

What I Read in 2011...

My goal for 2011 was 25 books. Since I was used to reading more from the previous year, I kept up the pace and finished 58 books (listed here), two shorter books, and many read alouds with the kids. I also read blogs, newsletters, magazines, books of the Bible and many other items with writing.

As you scan the list, please note a few facts. The highlighted books were my favorites for 2011. The books that are in small print, I do not recommend and would have been better off had I abandoned them. Not all the titles that I left in normal size font would I recommend. If the title is linked, it probably leads to a review post.

This is simply a list of the books that I read.

1. I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage
by Mary-Ann Kirby
2. The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity
by Sally Clarkson
3. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
by Wesley Hill
(Tim Challies posted a great review on this book here.)
4. Reaching and Teaching: A Call to Great Commission Obedience
by M. David Sills
5. Hello, I Love You: Adventures in Adoptive Fatherhood
by Ted Kluck
6. God Planted Five Seeds
by Jean Dye Johnson
7. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
by John Grisham
8. The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home &  in the World
by Helen Lee
9. Life From Scratch: A Novel
by Melissa Ford
(free in Kindle - very light read with some pages I skipped or skimmed. I need to write a post about the problem with free Kindle books at some point.)
10. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
by Ann Voskamp
11. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
By Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
12. Happily Ever After (Deep Haven Series #1)
By Susan May Warren
13. Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit
by Teri Maxwell
14. Friendships for Grown-Ups: What I Missed & Learned Along the Way
by Lisa Whelchel
15. Something Borrowed
by Emily Giffin
16. Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe
by Todd Wilson
17. Something Blue
by Emily Giffin
18. Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning
by Oliver and Rachel DeMille
19. Always the Baker Never the Bride
by Sandra D. Bricker
20. The Convenient Groom
by Denise Hunter
21. The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment
by Tim Challies
22. Practicing Affirmation
by Sam Crabtree
23. Talkers, Watchers, and Doers: Unlocking Your Child's Unique Learning Style
by Cheri Fuller
24. A Woman Who Reflects the Heart of Jesus: 30 Days to Christlike Character
by Elizabeth George
25. The Heavenly Man: the Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
with Paul Hattaway
26. The Little Lady Agency
by Hester Browne
27. Mission to Oz: Reaching Postmoderns Without Losing Your Way
by Mark Tabb
28. The Student Whisperer
by Oliver DeMille and Tiffany Earl
29. Don't Waste Your Life
by John Piper
30. Just One of the Guys - (not recommended)
by Kristan Higgins
31 .Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study With the Gentle Art of Learning : A Story for Mother Culture ®
by Karen Andreola
32. Prep - (not recommended to anyone)
by Curtis Sittenfeld
33. The Fine Art of Insincerity
by Anglea Hunt
34. Global Soccer Mom: Changing the World is Easier Than You Think
by Shayne Moore
35. Uncompromising: A Heart Claimed By a Radical Love
by Hannah Farver
36. Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir of Sorts
by Ian Morgan Cron
37. Jump Off the Hormone Swing: Fly through the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Symptoms of PMS and Perimenopause
by Lorraine Pintus
38. Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope
by Mary Beth Chapman
39. Miss Match
by Erynn Mangum (free on Kindle)
40. Rematch
by Erynn Mangum
41. Match Point
by Erynn Mangum
42. I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood
by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile
43. Hungry for God: Hearing God's Voice in the Ordinary and the Everyday
by Margaret Feinberg
44. Love Food & Live Well: Lose Weight, Get Fit & Taste Life at Its Very Best
by Chantel Hobbs
45. My Foolish Heart
by Susan May Warren
46. For Time and Eternity
by Allison Pittman
47. Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook
by Ralph Fletcher
48. Not Your Parents' Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship
by J. Clif Christopher
49. Not a Fan.: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
by Kyle Idleman
50. So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us
by Beth Moore
51. The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
52. Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins
53. Mockingjay
by Suzanne Collins
54. Don't Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day
55. My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife: A One-Year Experiment and Its Surprising Results
by Sara Horn
56. Blue Christmas
by Diane Moody
57. What Matters Most: When No is Better Than Yes
by Doug Fields
58. Faith
by Lori Copeland


Theresa said...

I would love #37! You sure read a lot this year. Elizabeth George is one of my favorite authors :)

Cassandra said...

Looks like an awesome list with tons of good selections. I hope you have a great 2012 reading year!

Caroline said...

What an interesting list! I want to read Sally Clarkson's book(s) and something from Piper.