Tuesday, January 18, 2011

my 2011 booklist

I started putting together a home planning notebook this week (you can see some of it here). I'm trying to get my home as organized as possible before the baby arrives and before we pack up and head out to wherever it is that God wants us to go.

As part of her goals section, Lindsay has a booklist (see in youtube video). She sets a goal to read 2 books a month and then has a place in her notebook to write reviews of each book. I have an ongoing booklist at goodreads, but I've never thought to assign a specific book to a specific month. Perhaps I will be more successful if I'm a little more organized about it!? I'll also be writing down my thoughts and reviews about each book as I go.

Rainbow Books

So here is my list so far for the year. Wish me luck!:

*For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men (Shaunti Feldhahn)
*The Vaccine Book (Dr. Bob Sears)

Authentic Faith (Gary Thomas)
*A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle)

Prayers of an Excellent Wife (Andrew Case)
*The Total Money Makeover(Dave Ramsey)

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul (John Eldredge)
*The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)

Original Intent: The Courts, The Constitution and Religion (David Barton)
*It's a Boy (Michael Thompson)

The Holiness of God (R.C. Sproul)
*Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line (Abby Johnson)

The Duties of Parents (JC Ryle)
*Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)

Family Driven Faith (Voddie Baucham, Jr.)
*The Giver (Lois Lowery)- Ok, I started this one last year and never finished. I am going to read it from the beginning and finish it this time!

Sacred Influence (Gary Thomas)
*Prophet (Frank Peretti)

The Goodness of God (Randy Alcorn)
*To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

The New Dare to Discipline (Dr James Dobson)
*God, Marriage and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation (Andreas J. Köstenberger and David W. Jones)

*The Purpose of Christmas (Rick Warren)
*Lord, Help Me to Grow Spiritually Strong in 28 Days (Kay and David Arthur)

(I'll also be reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan for my growth group, but that will take longer than a month because we read one chapter per week.. so it's not listed)

What books do you plan to read this year?? Do you have any recommendations for me?

You can see a complete list of what I have read, plan to read and am currently reading on my goodreads page: here


  1. I love To Kill a Mockingbird! Also, I'm reading The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers right now and I'm really enjoying it!

  2. Good for you! All these books look like great choices. Edifying too.