What I'm Reading

I love to read.  I read everything from classic literature to New York Bestsellers, non-fiction and fiction.  I read the old-fashion way (print), on my Kindle, and I listen to audio books (MP3's or CD's).  Sometimes I get interested in a particular topic and I will read several books in a row regarding that topic.  I also tend to read several books at one time.  I know, if I just read one at a time I could finish them faster.  I can't help it!  I don't have a lot of time to enjoy one of my favorite hobbies, but here is what I have managed to read this year during the rare downtimes I have.

Currently Reading
  1. Wrath and Righteousness by Chris Stewart
  2. Spy by Ted Bell
  3. George Muller Delighted in God by Roger Steer
Finished in 2012
  1. American Assasin by Vince Flynn (Audio) (Jan)
  2. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers (Kindle) (Jan)
  3. Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers (Kindle) (Jan)
  4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Paperback) (Feb)
  5. As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Rivers (Kindle)(Feb)
  6. Redemption by Karen Kingsbury (Paperback)(Feb)
  7. Remember by Karen Kingsbury (Paperback)
  8. Rejoice by Karen Kingsbury (Paperback)
  9. Return by Karen Kingsbury (Paperback)
  10. Reunion by Karen Kingsbury (Paperback)
  11. Pirate by Ted Bell (Audio)
  12. We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
  13. Fame by Karen Kingsbury
  14. Found by Karen Kingsbury
  15. Forever by Karen Kingsbury
  16. Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo
  17. The Pioneer Woman:  Black Hells to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond

Finished in 2011
  1. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  3. The Omnivore's Delimma by Michael Pollan
  4. Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  5. Crunchy Cons by Rod Dreher
  6. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas - This is one of my favorite books ever.  I love a long, epic historical novel!
  7. Chronicles of the King:  The Strength of His Hand - Very good.  Maybe my favorite of the series so far.
  8. Food Rules by Michael Pollan - quick to read and easy to remember.  I liked it.
  9. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  10. Chronicles of the King: Song of Redemption by Lynn Austin
  11. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - She is one of my favorite American Authors.
  12. The Mark of Lion Series by Francine Rivers
Finished in 2010
  1. The Chronicles of the King:  God's and Kings by Lynn Austin
  2. God's Love Alive in You by Kay Arthur (Bible Study)
  3. Luke's Story by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
  4. Marks Story by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins "I love the historical aspect of the Gospels.  I think it is so valuable to understanding the meaning of biblical text."
  5. John's Story by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins "I loved this.  Some of the dialogue is cheesy, but I love hearing the Word read out loud (I listened to the audio version).  If I had read the print version, I probably wouldn't have liked it as much.  I also thought it was priceless to be "transported" and hear the Word as if it was John personally speaking it to me.  I know that is truly the case anyway, but it made me feel like he and I were face to face.  Gave me a fresh perspective."
  6. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton "Priceless, one of my absolute favorites.  I am completely transported.  I love the names--Newland Archer, May Welland, ess Ellen Olenska, etc..."
  7. The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Child "This book absolutely changed my life.  It is so relevant even though it was written 200 years ago.  Must Must read!"Drop Shot by Harlen Coben "All his books keep me hooked to the very end.  I just wish there wasn't so much language."
  8. The Beloved Desciple by Beth Moore "Insightful"
  9. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith by Joni Eareckson Tada "So encouraging--just like everything else she's written!"
  10. The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis "Classic, intellectual approach. Especially loved the part on God's Sovereignty."
  11. If God is Good by Randy Alcorn "Really good in-depth study of the problem of evil and suffering."
  12. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben "The language and content were a bit rough, but I did like the story"
  13. Long Lost by Harlan Coben "Very good."
  14. The Host by Stephanie Meyer "Love, Love, Love!"
  15. Harry Potter Series. "I think I can count these if I read them with Liberty :)"
  16. 5000 Year Leap by Cleon Skousen "Very thought provoking. Loved it"
  17. The Duggars:20 and Counting by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar "I love the Duggars!"
  18. My Life in France by Julia Child "Really Good. A great glimpse into the life of an American icon."
  19. Your Girl by Vicki Courtney "So Good. A must read if you have girls."
  20. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte "Weird and disturbing. Gave me nightmares."