Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 reads: One Year of Books!

I set out at the beginning of the year with my one word, "knowledge."  My goal was to display a love of learning to my boys because my hope is that they have a love of learning and a love of books too.  While I'll confess that I wasn't 100% all the time (who is?), I'm quite excited with habits built and proud of conquering the goal for the full year.

So what books did I read??  Here's the list.... I found that my preference was surprisingly not towards fiction and more towards growth and of course topics like homeschooling and my faith.  I mean, I'm in the trenches here, right?

Looking forward to picking up many more books in 2017, and I plan to throw in some more of the classics that my childhood missed.  What are you reading this year!?
  • "Simply Tuesday" by Emily Freeman
  • "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
  • "The Crazy Lives of Police Wives" by Carolyn Whiting and Carolyn LaRoche
  • "Every Bitter Thing is Sweet" by Sara Hagerty
  • "French Kids Eat Everything" by Karen LaBillon
  • "Teaching From Rest" by Sarah Mackenzie
  • "Becoming More" by Lysa Terkeurst
  • "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon
  • "You and Me Forever" by Francis Chan
  • "The Confident Homeschooler" by Pam Barnhill
  • "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway
  • "Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World" by Kristen Welch
  • "The Abolition of Man" by CS Lewis
  • "Living Among Lions" by David and Jason Benham
  • "Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child" by Anthony Esolen
  • "Love Your Life, Not Theirs" by Rachel Cruze
  • "Improving Your Serve" by Charles Swindoll

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Reads

It's been a while since I've put out a book post.  I think I started too many at once which led to a whole lot of half finished at once.  Haha!  The goal for December is to wrap them all up by the end of the year because I have a little hunch that Christmas includes Amazon gift cards, and Amazon gift cards = more books on the Kindle!

Here's what I completed in November....

What are you reading this Holiday season?  Or are you giving books as gifts?  Do share!