Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Book List for 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!  I'm excited for a new year, a clean slate, a fresh start!  I've been busy compiling goals for 2012, and those goal lists include a booklist, as usual.  Here are the books I hope to read in 2012.  I average 100 books in a good year and 40-60 in a tough year, so this list is not really as big as it seems.  I've always been a bookworm, from the time I could walk across the street to the library by myself at age 7 or 8, and the local librarians, most of whom have been there for 25 years or more, know me well!  So, in addition to these "focused reads" I will probably read another 50 fiction books.  My father-in-law buys tons of Christian fiction, especially all of the Beverly Lewis and Karen Kingsbury books so I have a lot of access to fun reads as well as educational, motivating reads.

The New Testament of the Bible

The MoneySaving Mom's Budget by Crystal Paine

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis

Choosing to See by Mary Beth Chapman

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Unplanned by Abby Johnson

Pocketful of Pinecones and Lessons at Blackberry Inn by Karen Andreola

Entre Leadership by Dave Ramsey

Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges

A Sweet and Bitter Providence by John Piper

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Cansfield Fischer

The Vine and the Trellis by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne

Heaven at Home by Ginger Plowman

Somewhere More Holy by Tony Woodlief

5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney

The Twelfth Imam by Joel C. Rosenberg

The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. Rosenberg

Already Gone by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands by Paul David Tripp

Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson

The Persecutor by Sergei Kourdakov

The Husband Project by Kathi Lapp

Cool Beans by Erynne Mangum

Putting God in His Place by Matt Whitman (OUR PASTOR!!!), Matt Ostercamp, Aron Utecht, Mark Coddington

The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnaum

Chasing the Light by Ibarionex Perello

On Being a Photographer by David Hurn

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson

Photographic Composition by Grill and Scanlon

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes


Radical by David Platt

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss

Read-Aloud to the Kids

Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John

The Tanglewoods' Secret by Patricia St. John

Star of Light by Patricia St. John

Stuart Little by E.B. White

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

I'm sure many of you would benefit from various books on this list, but I'd like to gently encourage you to read this book, "Mother" by Kathleen Norris, if there is one book you read this year and you are a mom, or hoping to be a mom someday.  It is so beautiful, simple, easy-to-read, and powerful in encouraging you as a mom.  I have read it a few times in the last decade and plan to read it a few more.  It only takes a couple of hours to read and it is WELL WORTH the time.  If I could, I would buy one for every friend and blog reader I have!


kseedfaith said...

Great list Lindsey! I'll be checking some of these out for sure!

stamplady said...

kisses form katie is definately on my list too, and I have crazy love francis chan if you want to borrow, its on my re-read list. I'm almost done with a borrowed Radical, which I'm completely convinced that it will be my next dig deep bible study, and Radical Together I hear is wonderful too. As far as fun fiction, I keep hearing that I need to read The Help, and a friend loaned me a peter pan book of all things 2 years ago because it was her fav, its made it with me through 2 moves and I am determined to conquer and return Peter and the Star Catchers this year! this is my "reading season" holidays have slowed for a few months and long cold winter days really beg a good book!

TJ said...

Love your list! I've read several - Crazy Love is my favorite read of 2011. I very much enjoyed 1000 gifts. Also, the Conversations You Must Have is great. I read this last year and my oldest saw me reading it. She, with a smug smile, said, "Hey Mom. You need to talk to me about something?" Cracked me up! Understood Betsy is precious. I'd encourage you to read it to your oldest. The language is a little old-fashioned but all of my girls enjoyed it. I've read all the books on your list for your children - great choices. I agree about "Mother." Still one of my favorites. You are encouraging me to make a list of my own!

TJ said...

Lindsey, I didn't mean to post under my Google account. The above comment is from Tina Jobe :)

Little Miss Sunshine said...

So many great pics! I was so challenged by Stepping Heavenward. Wow. Loved Radical as well. :)

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