04 January 2010

Book List 2009

I love to read. I always have. At the beginning of 2009, I made a list of books to read. Over the year, the list changed. For instance, I began reading one recommendation, Epicenter, but thought it was only days before Iraq and Russia joined forces to conquer Tyler, Texas. I had to put it down.

(Thanks to college roommate, Adriane, I now know that news and current events can be harmful for me to watch and read. I have bad dreams and anxiety that just isn't normal. Now I know when to stop. It was a sad day when I could no longer be a news junkie.)

I didn't read everything on the list, but I added quite a few books. I'm proud to say that even with a wedding, I read 18 books. I'll put a little star by those that I really enjoyed.

Here's to Hindsight by Tara Leigh Cobble*
Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
I Dared to Call Him Father by Bilquis Sheikh
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffennegger*
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist*
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold*
Out to Canaan by Jan Karon
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver*
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

My 2010 list is in full swing. Already in the works: Anne of Green Gables, Meet the Austins, and Three Cups of Tea. And maybe, just maybe, I'll convince myself to finish Lord of the Rings that I began over two years ago.


Christine said...

We read several of the same books! How fun. I'm impressed at your 18 books! My goal was 22 but I only read 16 :(

Adriane said...

haha thanks for the shout out! it's sad but true...the least little image, comment, word causes me major nightmares... consequently i can no longer carry on an adult conversation about current world events...and have a special prayer taped to my night stand for nightmares! :) good books on that list!

-M said...

I love, love, love the Mitford series and have read the whole thing. Definitely worth it in my opinion.