Wednesday, January 6, 2016

for the love of a book list

I love that the New Year starts during a winter month! The cold weather gives us the perfect reason to snuggle up in front of the fire with a good book. Of course, the summer and beach trips also give us those wonderful opportunities to knock out several books, but I'm not a fan of hot weather, so I prefer starting fresh in the cold! It's actually one of the main reasons I never really started All the Light We Cannot See. I picked it up during the summer, after I'd heard 5,976 people say it's the best book ever. It was definitely a snuggle up type book, not one I could read on the beach. So I dropped it.

That being said, it's only just started staying cold, so we've had one fire in our fireplace so far. I haven't yet opened one of the new books on my reading list for the year, but I've made my list and I'm ready to get to it!

As usual, I make my list based on new books I received for Christmas or from recent recommendations. And as usual, I add to my list as the year progresses. Oh, and one more as usual, I'm confident that some of these books will be abandoned for newer must read books that catch my eye later in the year. It happens every year. I remember starting Surprised by Oxford last year, which wasn't on my book list, and a friend commented to me that it seemed unfair to the other books on my initial list. Of course she was playing, but that's how book lists happen for me!


The two books at the top of my stack, The Songs of Jesus and New Morning Mercies are devotionals. I've already started and actually read both of them each morning. So very good!

The Giver and Wonder are both books that Luke is able to read at this point, but I want to read them before he does for once!

Nobody's Cuter Than You and For the Love are from authors/bloggers, Melanie Shankle and Jen Hatmaker. I adore them. They are some of the funniest writers around! I cannot wait to laugh out loud!!

Just Show Up is by Kara Tippetts who wrote The Hardest Peace. She died last year, but wrote the most beautiful blog, Mundane Faithfulness, along with her first book, pointing so many to Jesus with her grace-filled walk of life!

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and The History of Love are from recommendations. Excited to read these!

Seeking Allah Finding Jesus is something I've wanted to read for a while based on our church recommending it, as well as friends who've read it to!

What are you planning to read this year? Anything I should add to my list?

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