I love the smell of books lining my shelves, and the look on the faces of friends when they enter my home for the first time. Books are my shoe fetish, and it is no secret when you come to visit! Mounds of books fill my home, and personally, I think books make the best decorative centerpieces.
Making a new reading list is my favorite part of getting a fresh start each year! Is anyone else with me?
Last year, I shared with you my 2012 Reading List, and although I didn’t finish the list, I read far more than I ever dreamed I could as a mom of a toddler. Plus, I finished several books that weren’t on my list (including lots of eBooks); not to mention the books I read to my little boy! Be sure to check out my list for 2012 to see the updated list of books I read (a total of 31!).
Since making book lists help me to be intentional with my reading, I wanted to share with you the 24 books I plan to read in 2013.
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition), by Susan Wise Baur and Jessie Wise
Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, by Francis Chan
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, by Timothy & Kathy Keller
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, by Michael Hyatt
Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior (True Woman), by Kimberly Wagner
Grace-Based Parenting, by Tim Kimmel
On Asking God Why: And Other Reflections on Trusting God in a Twisted World, by Elisabeth Elliot
Culture Shift: The Battle for the Moral Heart of America, by Dr. Al Mohler
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan
Praying God’s Word for Your Husband, by Kathi Lipp
Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace (10th Edition), by Joseph M. Williams & Gregory G. Colomb
Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, by Shannon Hayes
Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee, by Sharon James
Dug Down Deep: Building Your Life on Truths That Last, by Joshua Harris
The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out, by Brennan Manning
POP!: Stand Out in Any Crowd, by Sam Horn
Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up, by Francis Chan & Preston Sprinkle
How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, by Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.
Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Gospel Centered Family, by Tim Chester
When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling, by R.C. Sproul
What books are on your reading list this year?
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