Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Books, books, books



I LOVE to read!
Here are the top 5 books I've read this year and would highly recommend!
1. To Be Told: Dan Allender
2. The Help: Katherine Stockett
3. Walking with God: John Eldredge
4. The Me I Want to Be: John Ortberg
5. A Deeper Journey: Robert Mulholland Jr

Here's a list of all the books I completed in 2010.
January
The Shack: William P Young CD
Gift of the Red Bird: Paula D’Arcy
Sam’s Letters to Jennifer: James Patterson


February
Where the River Ends: Charles Martin
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: Kate DiCamillo
The Blue Book: Jim Branch
Divine Embrace: Ken Gire
Remember to Forget: Deborah Raney

March
Handle with Care: Jodi Picoult
Peace like a River: Leif Enger (CD)
The Last Song: Nicolas Sparks

April
The Organic God: Margaret Feinberg
Digging In: Robert Benson
Nice Girls Don’t Change the World: Lynne Hybels
The Host: Stephanie Meyer
Walking with God: John Eldredge

May
29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life: Cami Walker
When Crickets Cry: Charles Martin
Life of the Beloved: Henri Nouwen
Fresh Brewed Life: Nicole Johnson
An Altitude of Change: Anita Shreve
Messenger: Lois Lowry
Dropping Your Rock: Nicole Johnson

June
The File: Anita Keaggy
His Perfuming Process: Loretta Willis
The Lightning Thief: Rick Riorden

July
Idol Eyes: Mandisa Hundley
The Music of Dolphins: Karen Hesse
To Be Told: Dan Allender


August
In a Heartbeat: Leigh Anne & Sean Tuohy
The Help: Katherine Stockett CD
The Year of Magical Thinking: Joan Didion

September
Driftwood Summer: Patti Callahan Henry
The Cradle: Patrick Somerville
The Me I Want to Be: John Ortberg
The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: Kevin & Alex Malarky
Second Short Life of Bree Tanner: Stephanie Meyer CD
The Dead Don’t Dance: Charles Martin

October
The Summons: John Grishem CD
Gossamer: Lois Lowry CD
New Set of Eyes: Paula D’arcy

November
Song for Sarah: Paula D’arcy
Her Mother’s Hope: Francine Rivers
Choosing to See: Mary Beth Chapman
Little Bee: Chris Cleave CD
A Deeper Journey: Robert Mulholland Jr

December
Christmas Jar: Jason F Wright
Maggie: Charles Martin
Christmas on Jane Street: Billy Romp
God is in the Manger: Dietrich Bonhoffer

January 2011
Spiritual Mentoring: Anderson & Reese
Her Daughter’s Dream: Francine Rivers

7 comments:

Donna Taylor said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed! You are a walking library friend -- and I'm so thankful for you. Thank you for the suggestions --- I'm headed to amazon.com now.

Lara Liptak said...

Oh, how I envy your reading! Would love to have more time to do so. I am grateful for your list, and wish you a 2011 that is just as fruitful with good reading and your ministry of pouring into others.

chelsea said...

Your blog is really nice,very impressive!

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Deitra said...

Thank you friends for your sweet comments and prayers for me. I want to encourage you to know you too can create your own list of books read in 2011. I did it 15 minutes at a time, a chapter in the morning or one at night, or got a book on tape at the library and listened as I traveled around town. It is amazing how much can be accomplished with baby steps.

I found this info on the internet: If your reading speed was 200WPM (a full 50WPM below the average reading speed), and if you read for 15 minutes every day 350 days a year (taking 15 days off for whatever reason), by the end of the year you will have read FIFTEEN BOOKS.

That means that every minute you spend reading equals a whole book finished by the end of a year. If you read 20 minutes a day, you’ll read 20 books. If you read 30 minutes a day, you’ll read 30 books.

I hope this encourages you to add a few minutes of reading to your day this year and then at the end of the year you too can post your own list of books read! Go for it!

Colleen said...

Wow!Nice. You love reading. I love also reading books.

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tanya mikes said...

this is inspirational..i really love every bit of it. may God bless you more.

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