My 2012 Reading List

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As a Stay at Home Mom I don’t have a whole lot of extra time to sit down and cozy up with a book and hot drink. Or do I? Over the course of the year I managed to read seven books (a huge deal for me). I thought I’d share what I read with you…

1-3 The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I heard a lot about this series towards the end of 2011. I talked about the trilogy with my Mom, who reads way more than me. Little did we know she actually had the series, which she received as a gift from a friend. This kicked off my reading for the year and got me excited about adding more books to my “I Read This” list. These were quick reads and had me hooked.

4 Real Marriage by Mark Driscoll
This makes a great reference book. A lot of what I read made sense and resonated with me. I’ll be honest though, there was one chapter that was a bit shocking to me, and I’m not sure I agreed with everything Mr. Driscoll had to say. If you want to hear more, you’ll have to ask me, otherwise you can read the book for yourself 🙂

5 Conversations with CS Lewis: Imaginative Discussions About Life, Christianity, and God by Robert Velarde
I read this because it was suggested reading four our church’s Conversations series. It’s a fictional story about a young man with cancer who is visited by CS Lewis. Lewis takes the main character back in time on Lewis’ spiritual journey from not believing in God, to believing there was a God, to becoming a Christian. I found this to be an easy read and a nice peek into Lewis’ life.

6 Redemption: Freed by Jesus From the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry by Mike Wilkerson
I read this book as I went through Redemption Groups with my church. Redemption Group was a ten week small group series focusing on redemption/healing/freedom from sins/idols/suffering (like the title of the book suggests). The book walks through the book of Exodus in the Old Testament. It was eye opening to see just how much I have in common with the Israelites who were freed from Egypt and later wandered in the wilderness. This was a challenging and encouraging book.

7 The Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum
So some of these were more for entertainment than personal enrichment. Jonathan got me an iPad Mini for Christmas so I downloaded a number of free books to read. Turns out the motion picture inspired by this book is a lot different than the book. It was still an enjoyable read though.

I’ve also started a few more that I hope to finish or even start over in the beginning of 2013:

Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Jesus Plus Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian
The New Dare to Discipline by Dr. James Dobson

I stumbled upon these cute bookmark printables while on Pinterest and will probably print one out so I can easily keep track of what I read. I hope to tell you more about what I read over the next twelve months come 2014!

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