12 Books in 2012

12 Books in 2012

(Not necessarily in this order…)

  1. Give Them Grace – Elise Fitzpatrick
  2. The Power of Prayer – E.M. Bounds
  3. Orthodoxy – G.K. Chesterton
  4. Don’t Make Me Count to Three – Ginger Plowman
  5. The Faithful Parent – Martha Peace
  6. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Jamie Ford
  7. Peter and the Starcatchers – Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  8. Peter and the Shadow Thieves – Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  9. Peter and the Secret of Rundoon – Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  10. The Dragon’s Tooth – Ashtown Burials #1 – N.D. Wilson
  11. Unbroken – A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand
  12. Real Marriage – Mark and Grace Driscoll

Bonus Books:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender

Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (read before but they are beloved)

I have a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction, I think. And can you tell I’m a wife and mother? 🙂 What’s on your reading list for 2012?

Author: jomegs

my life is full and beautiful because the Lord of all creation has seen fit to take me as His own. I have a wondeful husband, five incredible kids, a sweet yellow lab, and we live in a lovely house in a small town. I throw the occasional temper tantrum, love good food, bake drool-worthy treats, and have a love affair with French-pressed coffee, mountains, and the North Shore of Lake Superior.

7 thoughts on “12 Books in 2012”

  1. I read Lemon Cake last fall and ADORED it– such a strange story, but so lovely too. Highly recommended. 🙂

    Have you ever read anything by Alexander McCall Smith? His Scotland Street books are delightful. I think you would enjoy them.

    had high hopes for a specific reading list for 2011, but have abandoned that for this year and instead am just working my way, as the fancy strikes, through my bookcase overflowing with unread volumes.

    1. I am mostly liking Lemon Cake (i got it on my Kindle app from the library). Did you find how the author doesn’t use quotation marks around people’s speech to be utterly frustrating? I’m having a hard time with that, but I like the story. I’m only a few chapters in.

      I’ve not read anything my McCall Smith – I’ll have to look into them! Thanks for the suggestion. Fancy striking is a lovely way to read…

  2. i can’t commit to 12 particular books b/c if i don’t read them i will feel like i’ve failed :-). i take it a book at a time, swapping fiction and non-fiction. right now it’s “the red queen” by phillipa gregory [who wrote “the other boleyn girl”], which follows “nurture shock”… i just got a recommendation from someone to read a book called “the blessing of skinned knees”… your “orthodoxy” recommendation will stick with me, too.

    1. how different we all are. I know that if I DON’T make a specific list, I won’t read anything! 😛 How do you like “the red queen” so far? I should look into her books.

  3. What a great idea. I just don’t know if I could read one book a month. I just finished two biographies of Martha Stewart. One authorized, one not so authorized. Next I want to reread the Secret Garden. I want to read The Forgotten Hours by Kate Morton. Beyond that……I dunno. I’ve been doing a lot of reading on mini-farming, poultry, and farmhouse decor. Probably several other things along those lines.

    1. You probably read far more books than I do! I’ve gotten SO out of the reading habit – filling my allotted time for “reading” with blogs, internet time-wasting and magazines. Time to fill my brain with more than snippets.

      Oh I love The Secret Garden. So much. I’m interested to see how your mini-farming/chickens/farmhouse reading comes to life in your world! 🙂

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