Saturday, January 1, 2011

Books I Read in 2010

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

1 comment:

Lori L said...

You have a great list! I read In Cold Blood again too this year so I know what you mean. I said I "very highly recommend" it, but it's for the writing.