Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Books

One of my goals in 2011 was to read 30 books.  I didn't quite make it, but I came so close with 26!  Anyway, it's better than the 12 books I read in 2010, so I'm counting it a success!  Today I thought I'd share the books I read.  I made a nonfiction and a fiction list, and kind of put them loosely in order with my favorites at the top and least favorites toward the bottom. I always love getting new book recommendations, so hopefully this is helpful to someone out there :-)


1.Hearing from God Each Morning - Joyce Meyer (daily devotional)

2.So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore (Christian self-help)

3. Wild at Heart - John Eldredge (Christian book about masculinity)

4. Captivating - John and Stasi Eldredge (Christian book about femininity)

5. Unplanned - Abby Johnson (Christian biography about an ex-Planned Parenthood worker)

6. Life, in Spite of Me - Kristen Jane Anderson (Biography about a woman who survived a suicide attempt)

7. Forgotten God - Francis Chan (Christian book about the Holy Spirit) 

8. The Harvey Girls - Lesley Poling- Kempes (Historical book about the Harvey restaurants and railroads out West)

9. Sun Stand Still - Steven Furtick (Christian book about praying with power)

10. Cracking the Communication Code - Emerson Eggerichs (Christian relationship book...too much similar content to Love and Respect by the same author.  That's why it's not rated very highly.)

11. A Thousand Days in Tuscany - Marlena de Blasi (Autobiographical book about a woman's experiences moving to Tuscany.  I thought it was boring which probably means I'm not very cultured :-P)


12 - 14. Harry Potter books 3-5 - J.K. Rowling (YA fantasy)

15. Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maude Montgomery (Classic Novel)

16. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (YA)

17. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (YA)

18. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen (historical fiction/romance)

19. The Lost World - Michael Crichton (Science Fiction...Jurassic Park was way better in my opinion!)

20-22. The Ashley Stockingdale Series (What a Girl Wants, She's Out of Control, With This Ring, I'm confused) - Krisin Billerbeck (Christian chick lit)

23. Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne (Children's classic)

24. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult (Realistic fiction)

25. Here Burns my Candle - Liz Curtis Higgs (Novel based on the Biblical story of Ruth and Naomi)

26. Something Borrowed - Emily Griffin (Chick lit.  It would have been rated higher, but chick lit is not my thing)

Happy Reading!


  1. Do you ever read any Karen Kingsbury books?? She writes some great Christian fiction books!

  2. I wish we lived closer...I would totally beg you to borrow some books on your list!!!! :) Awesome list! Can't wait to see what you read in 2012!

  3. I loved "Forgotten God," and I love Kristin Billerbeck books---so good! Happy reading! :)

  4. I read The Harvey Girls too last year!!

  5. Terri, yeah, I was really into Karen Kingsbury a while ago and I've read a lot of her books. I especially like the Baxter Family books :-)


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