For several years now, I've made a list of the books I'd like to read for the year. Last year's list was pretty ambitious for a busy homeschooling mom of five who also has numerous other responsibilities and creative outlets I like to keep up with. I did my best with it, but I didn't finish all of those books. Other books that were not on the list kept getting added, and then I had some that I reviewed for my blog that took up my reading time, also.
Here's a quick list of what I actually read, with a few comments by some of them:
- Organized Simplicity (Second time to read this.)
- The Mom Walk (I enjoyed this book so much.)
- A Mother's Heart (This is now a favorite mothering book. It was excellent, and I'll be referring to it again.)
- Lessons at Blackberry Inn
- No Ordinary Home (I gained some great ideas from this book that I hope to implement in our home.)
- The Best Half of Life
- Love Your Husband, Love Yourself
- Tell Your Time
- Health for Godly Generations (Read my review here.)
- Homeschool Sanity
- Queen of the Home (Very encouraging and enjoyable to read.)
- Raising Real Men (Read my review here.)
- How to Grow Your Blog and Manage Your Home (Great read for blogging mothers!)
- How to Design a Blog for Free (I've been blogging for going on five years, and I learned some really helpful things from this book!)
- True Christian Motherhood (Beautiful encouragement for mothers.)
- Sweet Journey (Titus 2 discipleship--I highly recommend.)
- Trim Healthy Mama (Read my review here.)
So, there's what I actually read this past year, not including several cookbooks and online articles. I also read through the New Testament and part of the Psalms. Some of the books on this year's list were on my list last year. My list for 2013 was a bit longer, but I pared it back to just the ones I knew I really wanted to read.
1. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (I'm about 1/3 of the way into this. It is a massive book, and very interesting so far. Once I start reading it I have a hard time putting it down. So, I haven't picked it up in a couple of months, since I haven't had time to do much reading lately.)
12. Kept for the Master's Use (Already reading this, and it is simple yet profound. So far I really like it.)
Who knows if I'll actually get all of these read this year? Will new books be added to replace these? I hope not, as I'm really looking forward to reading each one of them.
What are you reading? Have you read any of the books on my list?