my reading list for 2014
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My 2014 Reading List {and a FREE printable!}

I absolutely love reading. One of my goals for 2014 is to read at least 25 books. I always make a list of books I want to read at the start of a new year.

my reading list for 2014

I had several people ask what books I plan on reading this year. So below are the books I’d love to conquer in the coming months. I also share a free printable you can use to make your very own book list – don’t miss it at the bottom of the post!

Oh and some of you asked me what chapter books I’m planning on reading with my three year old. You can see that list here.

My 2014 Reading List

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See what I read in: January, February, and March.

1. Family Driven Faith: Doing What it Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God by Voddie Baucham, Jr.

2. Educating the Whole Hearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson

3. Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd and Margy Tripp

4. Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

5. Saying Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine

6. Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard A. Swenson MD

7. Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman

8. Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist

9. Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked My God and My Soul by Jennie Allen

10. Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff

11. When Godly People Do Ungodly Things: Arming Yourself in the Age of Seduction by Beth Moore

12. Because He Loves Me by Elyse Fitzpatrick

13. Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day by Macrina Wiederkehr

14. Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson

15. She’s Got Issues: Seriously Good News for Stressed-Out, Secretly Scared Control Freaks Like Us by Nicole Unice

16. Dug Down Deep: Building Your Life on Truths that Last by Joshua Harris

17. Praying God’s Word for Your Husband by Kathi Lipp

18. Conversation Peace: Improve Your Relationships One Word at a Time by Mary Kassian

19. Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom by Tricia Goyer

20. Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Sparkly, Safe Faith is No Longer Enough by Kristen Welch

I always come up with more books to read throughout the year. I would love to hear some recommendations in the comments! I have five more books to add to my list! So help me!

And don’t forget to download your free reading list printable!

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  1. Great list. I see a lot on there that are one my would like to read list and some I’ve not heard of. Family Driven Faith sounds really good, you’ll have to let us know how it is. Looking forward to hearing how you like everything.

  2. Fantastic list! I’ve read quite a few of them, and others are on my “want to read” list too. 🙂 “Because He Loves Me” is one of my all time favorites. WONDERFUL book! I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of these as you work through them.

    1. I’m reading “Because He Loves Me” right now. I just love anything Elyse Fitzpatrick puts out! I will add to my editorial calendar to talk about what’s on my bookshelf each month. 🙂

  3. Oh, great choices! I have Family Driven Faith, I need to read it! Now I’m curious about Seven Sacred Pauses as well…hmmmm lots to read, so little time! 😀

  4. So many good books! I loved Love Does when I read it last year, I was so blessed and encouraged by Mr. Goff’s stories of loving and blessing others. I couldn’t put it down. You have some new books that I might have to add to my ever growing reading list too. Happy Reading!

  5. I love that you do this! In fact you inspired me to start this for myself last year. I do a little parenting, history, personal application, and this year an Interest one: gardening, I have a dream 🙂 I’m really interested in you #1,3 & 5. I hope you can do your 25!!! Last year I did 9, so my goal for this year is 12, 1 per month :). When do you like to read/ find it’s easiest?

    1. I read all.the.time. I’m a serious, serious bookworm! But I will put together a post because I bet you aren’t the only one with this question, Amber!

    1. So neat that you found me through YouTube. I’m thoroughly enjoying hearing how people have recently found IBG! So neat. Anyway, I will have to check out Switch. Thanks for the recommendation, and thanks for commenting! So glad to have you here. 🙂

  6. I can’t remember when I first found this blog, but am so thankful for it and the Live For Him planner! It was an answer to prayer for me! Could you make one for husbands as well?
    As for books, anything by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, such as “Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes…in You and Your Kids!” -but look at all their titles, they’re all good for a dose or two of humility.
    “Family Friendly Farming: A Multi-Generational Home Based Business Testament” by Joel Salatin – has surprising application to family life and child rearing even if not a farmer/homesteader, and changes the way you look at food.;
    “Sword Study” all age Bible study books;
    “Power of a Praying Woman” by Stormie Ormartian
    “Praying God’s Word” by Beth Moore,
    “Breaking Free” study by Beth Moore – fantastic!!
    “The Allergy and Asthma Cure” – Fred Pescatore, M.D.
    You can tell I’m an avid reader…better stop now 🙂

    1. Lindsey, thank you for your kind words and amazing book recommendations. I have passed along your husband request to MY husband. I think he’d be able to do it so well…if he had a little extra time 🙂 we’ll see! I’m praying for it!

  7. Do you use GoodReads? I just updated my account with them, and have added many books from my kindle selection..(I have about 430 books in it!) and I want to actually read some…lol

    My book suggestion?! Hmmmm….Treasures of The North, anything by Janette Oke. I could list more, but I’ll have to look at my shelves! lol

  8. I’m back 🙂 Just remembered an audio book I listened to last month. Title says it all 🙂
    “Cleaning House: A Mom’s Twelve Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement.” by Kay Wills Wyma

  9. Anything is amazing! Really gave me a different perspective. My husband read it and ended up teaching a Sunday School class on it because it really spoke to him. Powerful book!

  10. I love you to be read list. I have a notebook with books i want to read then there are the pieces of paper that are all over. I am on a very limited budget so I don’t buy too many books. I have found some good books at Half Price Books. My husband and I are readers. I work at our local library so I can order books we don’t have from other libraries in our system. I do have a hard time finding some titles. We also check out amazon for sales on ebooks.

    1. I love borrowing from the library! I also get a lot of digital books free from Amazon. I love finding good deals. I used to live where there was a marvelous second hand book store. We’d find several titles for a quarter. Many of my books are from those days of stockpiling. 🙂 Oh and often has GREAT deals on books. You should check them out too!

  11. “Revolution in World Missions” by KP Yohannan, and “No Longer a Slumdog” by the same author. These books both broke my heart and gave my heart purpose at the same time. I definitely recommend both. I don’t mean to sound cliche, but you won’t ever be the same after reading them. And you can receive both for free at, and