2014 :: Book List
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- The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison, a great and interesting novel.
- The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown, I'm so glad I came across this recommendation. It was a great book to start the year off and will probably be on my favorites list for a long while!
- An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, This was a charming book of stories about love, family, compassion, and of course kitchen-y things. A fun, light group of stories.
- Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair by Anne Lamott, a quick burst of everything I love about Anne Lamott. It just reinforced my love for her witty views about real life and dealing with all the dailiness that we humans get ourselves into.
- The Drowning House by Elizabeth Black, I really enjoyed this novel set in Galveston, along the Gulf of Mexico. There was such a tangible feeling to it and I savored it.
- NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, This one may be my favorite horror novel of the year. I couldn't read it fast enough!
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, This is an awesome who-done-it story and one that had me flip-flopping the entire gripping time!
- Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill - I wanted to read this one because it was another horror novel by Joe Hill and I did like it, although not nearly as much as NOS4A2. All in all, I'm glad I read it.
- The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes - Suspenseful, intriguing, and a little terrifying. I absolutely loved it!
:2013 Book List: (2013 hasn't been my year for reading!)
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- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (This was a great story about true love.)
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (A re-read of a favorite classic novel)
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( I had never read this one and since the movie was about to be released, I had to fit it in. I LOVED it!)
- Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey (A game-changer for me. So many wise, undeniable, and true words of wisdom that I wish I would have read years ago.)
- 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker (Ahh...this one. This one is a LIFE-changer for me. AMAZING. Everyone should read this one - slowly, thoughtfully, and prayerfully.)
- Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, I loved the quirky and peculiar tale.
: 2012 Book List :
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- This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone by Melissa Coleman (This one was not for me...could not even finish it.)
- The Shack by William Paul Young (I love the way this story is told, giving a fresh new perspective from which to view our relationship to God through Jesus. I'm sure I'll come back to it's message for many years to come.)
- The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder Through the Seasons by Amanda Blake Soule (Great book of family projects and ideas for togetherness)
- The Death Cure, Maze Runner #3 by James Dashner (A good ending to the trilogy)
- With My Body by Nicki Gemmell (My favorite read this year)
- Good Girls Don't Get Fat by Robyn Silverman (Pretty good for the resources in the back if nothing else. It reads more like a long magazine article.)
- The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life by Sara Avant Stover (Many good things in this book, but a major lack of spirituality that I felt was missing)
- The Inflammation Cure by William Joel Meggs (Informative about the subject of inflammation)
- Natural Health, Natural Medicine by Andrew Weil (As usual, a wealth of information from one of favorite authors on health and wellness. A definite must-buy to keep on the home bookshelf.)
- Altogether Dead by Charlaine Harris (I love everything from this author...just for fun)
- I Thought it was Just Me by Brene Brown (Very thought provoking, soul touching)
- Artisan Breads in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg (Makes me strive to be a better baker)
- Eating Mindfully by Susan Albers (perfectly simple)
- From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (Another from one of my faves)
- Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (Thought provoking in all aspects of food)
- The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone (This one put me on the road to vegetarianism. I loved it)
- Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris (Sookie still remains one of my faves)
- Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (♥)
- The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve (Amazing story...loved it)
- The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve (Hmm...not sure about this one although I adore Anita Shreve)
- Ultra-Metabolism by Mark Hyman (Interesting)
- Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads by Peter Reinhart (Inspiring bread baking)
- Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Amazing adventure with the kids)
- The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve (Brilliantly written by one of my favorite authors)
- Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop (Very good...I wish there would have been more to the ending)
- It Ain't Just About The Cookin' by Paula Deen (So deliciously good)
- Whispering to Witches by Anna Dale (Another fantasy with the kids)
- The Courage To Be Yourself by Sue Patton Thoele (Soul touching)
- Life Is A Verb by Patti Digh (Inspiration filled)
- Under The Skin by Michel Faber (Incredible...Faber is sure to be another favorite)
- All That is Bitter and Sweet : A Memoir by Ashley Judd (Amazing in so many ways, made me see many things in this world differently)
- Stronger Than You Think by Kim Gaines Eckert (Inspiration on every page. I love it)
- Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman (Made so much sense to me and I'll keep some of the advice forever)
- Bright's Passage by Josh Ritter (Great first novel by a favorite singer/songwriter)
- The Crimson Petal and The White by Michel Faber (Awesome, Intriguing, Amazing...really, I can't praise it enough. It's worth all 900 pages!)
- One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Beautiful message and lovely thoughts)
- The Reactive Hypoglycemia Sourcebook by Stephanie Kenrose (Nice sourcebook to refer to)
- Lift by Kelly Corrigan (Amazing...Touching....exactly what I want to leave for my own children)
- This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman (Beautifully written, unexpected twists and turns, a modern/urban plot with self-forgiveness at its center.)