Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Book List for 2011

I moved the start of my annual book read-a-thon to January 1, so that it's a clean cut year. You'd think, though, being two months in to this said read-a-thon I would have already racked up a couple of books, at least, right?? Nope. Not really.
I am half way through a WONDERFUL book called, Feminine Appeal" by Carolyn Mahaney. This is proving to be a challenging book as I'm learning to look at my roles as mom, wife, partner, and child of God a little differently. Some of it is not "new" information but, said in just the right way at the right time, has been powerful, nonetheless.

Please note my disclaimer at the bottom of my list. Sometimes it's best not to plan EVERYTHING!

Reading List for 2011

* Rebecca
* The Good Earth
* This Book Will Save Your Life
* Pillars of the Earth (didn't get to this last year)
* The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
* The Phantom Tollbooth
* Mysterious Benedict Society

* What He Must Be... if He Wants to Marry my Daughter (reading to gain insight for my boys)
* Parenting the Way God Parents
* Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right
* Strong Willed Child
* Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends
* Faith Training
* The Mission of Motherhood
* Say Goodbye to Whining
* Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Kids For the Real World

Family/Marriage books
* The Well-Versed Family
* Amazing Adventures, Creative Connections, Daring Deeds
* The Case for Family Worship
* Five Signs of a Loving Family
* Heaven at Home: Establishing and Enjoying a Peaceful Home
* Feminine Appeal

* The Inflammation Syndrome
* Stop Inflammation Now
* Healthy Heart Miracle
* The Metabolic Plan
* Don't Eat This Book

** Actual books read may change on a whim from this scheduled list due to mood, interest, personal application, etc. ;)


  1. how in the world do you plan this out in advance? holy cow! so impressive! and of course I am not going to have to look into the health books you listed. *sigh*

  2. ha,ha.. well, I'm neurotic! I think that helps a lot! LOL! I seem to always see books I want to read here and there or hear someone recommend but usually don't remember them, unless I write them down. So, then I started it as a goal list last year! I read 35 books during the year I turned 35 (well, that was the goal - more like 30, I think). Anyway, I paired down my quantity to make room for quality this year and I like having a place to keep my 'To Read' list. Ok, that explanation just solidified my neurosis! :)

  3. OOPS. I just looked back and put NOT when I meant NOW...hehe. I meant NOW I had to read these health books!