December 10, 2009

10 on the 10th: The Year in Books

At first, I thought I'd participate in Mer's 10 on the 1oth with some sort of Christmas list. But, in case you haven't noticed, I'm a bookworm. So, I decided to list 10 books I read this year. (Click the titles to learn more)

1.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. What a way to start the year! I loved it so much, I read it twice. In one year. Yeah, it's that good! (You can see my reviews here and here.)

2. Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity. Learning more about the Sabbath really caused me to rethink how we spend our Sundays. (Review here.)

3. Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ. I never reviewed this. If I did, I would say only 3 words. Read it. Now.

4. Feeling For Bones. A haunting, insightful read.

5. A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World. Practical advice to change the way you pray.

6. The Uncommon Woman: Making an Ordinary Life Extraordinary. Another must read. (Review here.)

7.Drowning Ruth. (Review here)

8.Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women. Susan Hunt has given a wonderful, Biblical approach to mentoring younger women and impacting their lives for Christ.

9. Daisy Chain and A Slow Burn. The first two books in a great series by Mary E. DeMuth (Review of both books here)

10.Misplacing God: And Finding Him Again by my good friend, Joanne Heim. (Review here)

What about you? Have you read any books that I should put on my Christmas list?


jenmom said...

I read "Spectacular Sins" by Piper and yes that is good advice to read. it. now.!!!
I am currently reading "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges. I'm only in the second chapter, but wow is it powerful! I'm taking it slow through that one!!

Carrie said...

Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity....want it!!! Need it! hmmm....

Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ. Well, you are very convincing in your three words. Those were the only three words I needed to hear!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Nothing I've read this year stands out like Guernsey...except maybe Touching Wonder. (I had to say that, Melissa!)

Have you ever read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo? It's a children's book but one of my most favorite reads.

Christen said...

I'm a book worm too and these sound great! I'll be putting some on hold at the library for sure. I've recently finished The Christmas List by Evans ? and Christmas Jars, they were pretty good quick reads. Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

I made a book list for the 10 on the 10th too! But mind is books I want to read for 2010. Guernsey is absolutely being added (Meredith recommended it too!)

Melissa Stover said...

i love book lists. always good suggestions for my library trips.

Lisa writes... said...

Ditto on Spectacular Sins and Guernsey both.

Finished Daisy Chain and A Slow Burn and not sure how I feel yet--is that weird? Ready for the last in the series, that's for sure!

Great list!