2015: A Review in Books

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January-

1. Mastering the Art of Embroidery: Tutorials, Techniques, and Modern Applications by Sophie Long (there are some AMAZING examples in this book both modern & classic)

2. Looking for Alaska by John Green

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  (classic #1 of 3)

4. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

5. What Women Fear: Walking in Faith that Transforms by Angie Smith (part of my MOMs group reading)

February-

6. In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tara French

7. Jesus Changes Women – (for MOMs)

8. The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel

9. In the Woods– Tana French (warning- I usually don’t mind open-ended endings, but this one was SOOO frustrating! Such a great book though so I would say totally worth it.)

10.The Stitch Bible: A comprehensive guide to 225 embroidery stitches and techniques

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (only half finished before I quit- I’ll stick with the movie, thanks).

March-

11. Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revist the Bible’s View of WomenSarah Bessey

12.The Jesus I Never Knew– Phillip Yancey

13. A Severe Mercy: A Story of Faith, Tragedy & Triumph– Sheldon Vanouken

April-

14. Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith– Kathleen Norris

15. Life of Pi– Yan Martel

May-

16. All the Light We Cannot See– Anthony Doerr

June-

17. The Invention of Wings– Sue Monk Kidd

18. Mere Christianity– C.S. Lewis (Classic 2 of 3)

July-

19. The Kitchen House– Kathleen Grissom

20.Solitary– Travis Thrasher

21. Orphan Train– Christina Baker Klein

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius– Dave Eggers (only half before I quit- NOT my thing)

August-

22. Good Poems for Hard Times (intermittently- half finished)

23.Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology– John M. Frame

24 The Space Between– Heather Wambach

September-

25. The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck (classic 3 of 3)

26. The Secret Life of Bees– Sue Monk Kidd

October-

27. Reckless- Jennie Allen

November-

28. The Pillars of the Earth– Ken Follett

29. On Writing: A Memoir– Stephen King

30. The Snow Child– Eowyn Ivey

December-

31. Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked My God and My Soul- Jennie Allen

 

That is a total of 31 books! YEAH! Above and beyond my goal of 25. This of course does not count any of the books I started and quit or the massive amount of reading I’ve been doing in my bible. For 2016 I’m shooting for 35. We’ll see. Wish me luck and as always, if you have any good recommendations I would be happy to hear them!