As you may recall from this post, I decided to participate in the Spring Reading Thing 2012 hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days. The Spring Reading Thing ran from March 20-June 20th, and my goal was to read 12 books in the 3 month time frame. Did I meet my goal? Not quite... I only got 10 completed, and as you will see, I spent the majority of my time reading non-fiction. I stuck somewhat close to my original list reading 7 of those titles. They are highlighted below with a few of my thoughts underneath. My three additional reads follow.
NONFICTION:Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
- Amazing!!! Katie is so very inspiring. Her dedication and love for the least of these should compel all of us to greater service!
Infinitely More by Alex Krutov & Jackie Davis
- Remarkable! A story of redemption for a Russian orphan who is now working tirelessly on behalf of those who are where he once was.
A Place at the Table by Chris Seay
Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa Harper
- Lisa is a master at real-life application, yet goes beyond the surface and digs deep into God's Word.
Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider
- My latest read - perfect for this season of my life and all we have going on in the near future!
Pajama School - Stories from a Homeschool Graduate by Natalie Wickham
- This books was actually a disappointment. I found it to be somewhat scattered. Even still, it is pleasing to see a homeschooled child achieving success and standing strong for the Lord as an adult.
Raising Kids with Love and Limits by Julie Barnhill
Quitter by Jon Acuff
- I think this would have been more applicable had I read it a few years ago. However, still things I could glean from Jon's words.
Loving by Karen Kingsbury (releases March 27th)
- I was always a Team Cody gal, but by the book's end I was converted to Team Brandon. Even though, I do think he's the sappiest guy on the planet. Ahh yes... he's fictional!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
(So I didn't quite succumb to the peer pressure yet... still haven't read the hyped up Hunger Games trilogy. Admittedly, having two children who have known the pain of hunger and starvation, I have a hard time wrapping my mind around reading of the same things for pleasure. It just seems a little off, yet the books remain on my Kindle. We'll see if I ever get around to reading them.)
Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me about Debt by Jon Acuff
- A short, humorous read with some financial truths mixed in
- Review coming soon
- Review coming soon