I haven't forgotten this place. I just have a hard time getting here.
At the end of every year I post the list of the books I've read in that year. I figured I should get it done before I forget & end up doing it in July!
I had a really good year in reading. I enjoyed almost every book.
I read Truman Capote for the first time. I enjoyed In Cold Blood, but didn't really care for Breakfast at Tiffany's. To say that I "enjoyed" In Cold Blood seems really weird to say, but I did like the book. It was not my usual kind of read, but I could see that I really liked his writing. But I just didn't like Breakfast at Tiffany's. I read a few Bios. I read both Laura & President Bush's books. I enjoyed both of them. I really liked the new Bonhoeffer book. It was very meaty & not a quick read at all. I really liked it. It was an honor to read this book about this faithful man.
I've been reading The Chronicles of Narnia to our almost 8 year old son. That's a lot of fun, & it brings back memories of reading them to our almost 20 year old daughter when she was his age. Both our kids have birthdays this week, so I couldn't just say they were 7 and 19. :)
I really enjoyed the Circle Trilogy books by Ted Dekker. Wow, they were amazing. I do not have the words to describe them. I started reading the Lost Books that follow the charactors in the Circle Trilogy, but I have not finished them. I have two more to read, & then I think there are three more books that follow another storyline from that series. It's a bit confusing, but it is a fun series. Love it! This year I re-read To Kill a Mockingbird, which I want to do every few years. I love that book, like most folks do. And I re-visited with Corrie Ten Boom. Loved those books too.
It's been a year of great books. I'm starting off 2011 with one of my dad's books, so I'm starting the year with a great book.
It's been a year of not getting on the computer very much.
It's been a year of growth, especially with our kids!
It's been a year of loss, as we lost my husband's mom. I miss her & am still grieving her. I find that I cry when I talk about her, even if it's a funny story (it usually is something funny!).
It's been a year of battling cancer for my mom. She's a survivor. :)
So here's to another year.
Here's to life, growth, & most of all, trusting in God.
Here's to giving our lives, every day, for Him.
And here's to another year of great books!
Here's my list of books read this year:
All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot
Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich by Eric Metaxas
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Death Comes for the Archbiship by Willa Cather
Decision Points by George W. Bush
Healing Foods from the Bible by Bernard Ward
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
It's Not About Me by Max Lucado
Next by Michael Crichton
Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
The Circle Trilogy Book 0: Green by Ted Dekker
The Circle Trilogy Book 1: Black by Ted Dekker
The Circle Trilogy Book 2: Red by Ted Dekker
The Circle Trilogy Book 3: White by Ted Dekker
The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
The Holy Wild by Mark Buchanan
The Lost Books #1 Chosen by Ted Dekker
The Lost Books #2 Infidel by Ted Dekker
The Lost Books #3 Renegade by Ted Dekker
The Lost Books #4 Chaos by Ted Dekker
The Oath by Frank Peretti
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom