Friday, December 28, 2012

Books Books Books 2012

This is one of my favorite posts to do all year.  I posted my 2011 Books here.  In 2012, I started out keeping really good track of all my books, but I know (looking back) that I missed some.  But, I think you'll get the idea.  I also organized them by category this year.  Here goes...

Book Club Books:
A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Love!)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood
He Came to Set the Captives Free by Rebecca Brown MD
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Loved!)
Passion for the Impossible by Miriam Huffman Rockness
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand (Excellent)
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
The Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers (So good!)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (my favorite book of the year!)

Other Books:
An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
(Couldn't get past book 2 in the Twilight series...some of the worst books I have ever spent the time reading.  I know people are huge fans...eeew.  Could not stand these books.  It breaks my heart that such young girls are reading this trash.  For a 5th grade girl to learn about relationships from these books is horrific.  Sorry.  Every once in a while I have really strong opinions on things...I can hear my Sweetie now, "Every once in a while???")

Great Morning Books:
The Message Bible (new testament)
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Harnard
Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis (Love love love!!!  My girls are reading it now.)
One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp
Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P Freeman

Some Non-Fiction:
Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey
15 Minute Home and Family Organizer by Emilie Barnes
Emilie's Creative Home Organizer by Emilie Barnes
House Works by Cynthia Townley Ewer
A Life that says Welcome by Karen Ehman
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
Growing Grateful Kids by Susie Larson
Cleaning House: ...rid her home of youth entitlement by Kay Wyma
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese
The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
The Farm Chicks
The Farm Chicks Christmas
The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife
Eco Beauty by Lauren Cox
Food Rules by Michael Pollen (a game changer)
The Omnivores Dilema by Michael Pollen
How to Have Style by Isaac Mizrahi
Rip it...how to de-construct...clothes...by Elissa Meyrich

Homeschool Books:
Real Learning...Education in the Heart of the Home by Elizabeth Foss
You can Teach your Child Successfully Grades 4-8 by Ruth Beechick
Lessons at Blackberry Inn by Karen Andreola
Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola

Books I Read to the Kids:
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (so fun!)
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (so great!)
Heidi by Johanna Spyri (loved!)
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (a great series)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (classic!)

Last year I wrote all my books in my notebook, but this year I am going to try the spreadsheet method.  I'm not great at remembering to write all the books that I read with the kids...and I haven't added all the cookbooks and sewing books that I have checked out of the library. 

So many good books...so little time.  My list is already getting long with the books I would like to conquer in 2013.  Les Miserables, The Harry Potter Series (Daisy's request), Lord of the Rings, The Message Bible (old testament...I've already started this)...and lots more.

Any amazing books that you think I should add to my list???
(Historical Fiction is my favorite)

Happy Reading!
Love!  Tiffany

"The room was wonderfully dark and warm.  Rough-hewn beams ran the length of the ceiling.  Antique maps and framed black and white photographs punctuated the walls.  Piles of books were everywhere - crammed into shelves, stacked on the floor or heaped atop rugged old furniture made of wood and leather.  The place felt like a secret hideaway, so safe and cozy that you'd never want to leave".  The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood

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