Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013's Books

You know what adding a second kid to the family does to your reading? Chops it, people, simply chops it. I used to have a goal of reading one more book per year than the previous year, but that's pretty much impossible. I've been keeping track of my books since about 2010 when I began using Goodreads (If you like to read, you have to use this site! It's SO helpful for tracking things!), and my reading has gone down, not up. :-( I just keep reminding myself that it's a season. All of life is a season.

Anyways, I read 28 books in 2011, and 26 books in 2012 and just 23 books in 2013!

Here is my list of 2013 books:
*Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed; Glennon Melton
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible; A. J. Jacobs
MWF Seeking BFF: My yearlong Search for a New Best Friend; Rachel Bertsche
Live, Love, Laugh, and Laundry?; Terri Bonin
Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Good Enough; Justin Davis
*The Secret Keeper; Kate Morton
Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load; Jen Hatmaker
*Anna Karenina; Leo Tolstoy
Farewell, Rob Bell: A Biblical Response to Love Wins; Larry Dixon
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking; Susan Cain
*Shepherding a Child's Heart; Tedd Tripp
Raising Godly Tomatoes; Elizabeth Krueger
Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God's Word; George Guthrie
*Pollyanna; Eleanore Porter
The Pollyanna Plan; Talli Roland
Pollyanna Grows Up; Eleanore Porter
*SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bobers Should Buy Life Insurance; Steven Levitt
*Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith; Jon Krakauer
The Well-Lived Laugh: Designing a Life That Keeps You Smiling; Rachel St. John-Gilbert
Sh*t My Dad Says; Justin Halpern
*Life of Pi; Yann Martel
Bebe By Day; Pamela Druckerman
*Sparkly Green Earrings; Melanie Shankle

My favorites (for myriad reasons) are MWF Seeking BFF, The Secret Keeper, Quiet, Raising Godly Tomatoes, and Sparkly Green Earrings.

What did you read this year that you loved?

*= Books I read with Chapters, my book club of over 4 years.

To compare this list with 2012, click HERE.
To compare this list with 2011, click HERE.