Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My 2011 Booklist

So it's that time of year again. Time to create another list (I LOVE lists!)... time to weigh my options, to pick and choose... time to write and rewrite, scratch and add... time to actually complete a list for a change (it really is a novel concept :).

So this year, I'm making my list a little shorter. I still have a handful of titles from both '09 and '10 that I have yet to read, so they'll naturally flow over in to this one (though I won't bother to list them here). That being said... if anyone has a favorite to recommend... please, please, please pass it along! My reading time is very limited (anyone else feel that way?!), so I don't want to waste a single second of it on less-than-stellar titles. And thanks!

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles by Paul David Tripp
Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life by John Piper
Forgotten God by Francis Chan
Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers
What the Bible Says about Healthy Living by Rex Russell, M.D.
At Home in Mitford (and the rest of the series... again!) by Jan Karon
Bringing up Girls by James Dobson
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey Across the Life Line by Abby Johnson
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Encore Provence by Peter Mayle
God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah by Joanne Williamson
The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Ides of April by Mary Ray
A Voice in the Wind (and the rest of the Mark of the Lion series) by Francine Rivers


Laura K said...

great list! several of these are on my list but now you've given me a few more to add. thanks!

Carrie said...

Ohhhhhh, Mark of the Lion, Radical, John Piper, Francis Chan ... you've picked some really good ones! How I wish we could sit and have some coffee and have book club together!!

Hope you're having a great week!! :)

The dB family said...

Great list! Now I need to add a few more to mine. I love Jan Karon and Francine Rivers! I read the Kite Runner last year. I'll warn you it's a little hard to swallow at times. My favorite read from last year is Scared by Tom Davis. Also a little hard to swallow by oh-so-good!


Linda said...

Oh thank you Heather. I love it when the people I admire share their book lists. I'm going to print this out.
I'm right in the middle of the Mitford series (for about the third time). I absolutely love them!

Christine said...

I love your book lists! Several of those are on mine too -- Organized Simplicity and Bringing Up Girls. I read Kite Runner and I agree with Deborah that it was 'a little hard to swallow', but not every good story is pretty. I would recommend it. I'm reading John Eldredge's Waking the Dead currently and LOVE it--worth every minute of my time. Love Francis Chan's stuff. I just found out from a friend that he has a couple children's books too!

wilma said...

I bought "1,000 Gifts" and "Organized Simplicity" in the Kindle editions and can loan them to you via the app for Mac. They are both well worth reading. Hope you all are well. We are still digging out of the snow.

wilma said...

I also have "Forgotten God" and Sacred Parenting" in paper copies and you're welcome to borrow them. Our friend's parents are members of David Platt's church, so "Radical" has been on my listtoo.