So I’m juggling one too many books right now, and trying to be better about just blasting through them one at a time. Now just to determine which book to read first. Here’s what I’m working with:
1. Be Angry But Don’t Blow It by Lisa Bevere... This has been an important re-read since the addition of our newest, furriest and most frustrating family member. (Our Dog)
2. Any Child Can Write by H. Wiener – 1/5 finished with this one. Picked this book up at a homeschool used book sale. Hoping it will help me inspire Blake to at least not HATE writing. So far it seems geared toward younger kids though…
3. My Antonia by Willa Cather – Such a lovely read. I’ve read bits and pieces of this at different times, but never straight through. I pulled it off my shelf recently with the determination to finally read it cover to cover.
4. Getting to Calm: Cool headed strategies for parenting tweens and teens by Kastner and Wyatt – I read the main part last summer, but the last half is more practical application – example scenario’s…. It’s really good stuff. Must. Finish. (Before Blake moves out!)
5. The Man Who Created Narnia the story of C.S. Lewis by Coren. Blake read this for a school project, and I’m a quarter of the way into it… Love me a good biography.
Waiting patiently on my shelf:
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society… Last summer’s impulse buy from Barnes and Noble. A retail therapy purchase that I now have to read out of sheer guilt for spending un-budgeted money on a silly book.
In no particular order, here are the books I’ve been wanting to read but must first find, borrow or purchase:
1. Must add to my library next: Common Prayer. A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by S.Claiborne.
2. Because it fascinates me: Where There Is No Doctor by D.Werner
3. One of the bazillion Elisabeth Elliot books I’ve been meaning to get to: Let Me Be A Woman
4. Because Bonhoeffer is everywhere I look these days… I can’t wait to read this: The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
5. Another one I’ve been meaning to get to: Crazy Love by Francis Chan and then I want to follow it up with Chan’s other book… Forgotten God
6. Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women by Carolyn James. Came highly recommended and covers a topic that highly interests me: Where do I, a woman, fit in the church?
7. Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipe by Nardone – because I want to eat yummy things!
8. Saint Francis of Assisi by Chesterson. Bought this as a gift for someone a while back and started reading it before I gave it away… It was so good! Must get another copy and finish it… or just borrow it from that person I gave it to…. 😉
9. Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lammot. Lammot is on my list of favorite authors. Would love to read this book. another highly recommended book.
10. A Million Miles in a thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller – Because it’s Don Miller. Not only is he on my list of favorite authors, he’s near the top.
So…what are you reading these days?
What books have rocked your world lately?
Please share. Not because I’m desperate for a book (obviously I’m set for a couple of months at least) but because knowing what you like to read helps me know you a little better.