Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Book List

For those of you who didn't know, I'm a reader. A voracious reader. Usually, I've got about three different books going at one time, picking up the one that grabs my attention at any given moment.

This has become a problem since moving to Qatar. There are a couple of bookstores that carry English books, but they are so expensive! Most books are close to three times what I would pay in the US. So books definitely topped this list of "what to buy" when back home. Every suitcase had between 5 and 10 books stuffed into it. Most were for the kids. I think reading good literature is extremely important and it's always been an important part of our school day. But there were a few treasures tucked away for me. ;)

Here is the book list for 2009:

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch (This is for a book club I'm joining, but I haven't been able to find it in stock anywhere!!!)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
The Pursuit of God - A.W. Tozer
Ordering Your Private World - Gordon Macdonald
Radically Obedient, Radically Blessed - Lysa Terkeurst
Food and Love - Gary Smalley
Heaven - Randy Alcorn
Jesus, The One and Only - Beth Moore
90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
The Next Big Thing - Johanna Edwards
Love Dare - Stephen Kendrick (from the movie "Fireproof")
Healthy Balance for Body and Soul - Cynthia Culp Allen and Charity Allen Winters
How to Really Parent Your Teenager - Ross Campbell
The Great Money Makeover - Dave Ramsay
Hinds Feet on High Places - Hannah Hurnard (re-reading an old favorite that always touches me)

Hopefully I will find more things as I go. It's kind of light on fiction, but then I've always been more of a non-fiction girl. There's no set plan or order. I've already started The Memory Keepers Daughter and Heaven.

I'll follow my friend Mylinda's lead and post the list on the sidebar. Not because you will be breathless with anticipation as you follow my progress *snort!!* but to serve as a reminder to myself.

What are you looking forward to reading soon?


stacey said...

i love getting ideas from other people! this helps.

Claire said...

Yours is the second blog I've read today that mentioned reading, and asking what we're reading. I love it, too! I just inhaled the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. Three books in about a week. Yeah, I'm voracious alright...

Her books almost always speak to some issue I'm having in my life, or have had. They are beautifully written, and feel like a guilty pleasure. And yet, I walk away with a changed (for the better) perspective about God and myself.

Happy reading! How much is postage from California to Doha? I could you send you some books, if you'd like!

Catherine said...

I've read and liked "Hind's Feet on High Places", "Ordering Your Private World", and the Dave Ramsey book. I've heard of most of the others, but I'll have to look at getting them to read myself. Enjoy your reading!

Elizabeth said...

After reading this post, I'm wondering if my library books are overdue! I have my head in several at the moment.

Misty said...

i'm curious if you liked memory keeper's daughter? i did... i'd highly recommend the story of edgar sawtelle. very very good. i love to read. after months of knitting it was nice to read again... so i can only imagine how nice to get english books! and good for you for getting in good lit for the kids!
ps my word verification is roloid.. hilarious!

Anonymous said...

I read, "The Last Lecture" and loved it. I usually give my books away when I am done, but after lending this out to several people, I asked for it back. It's a keeper. I also read, "Memory Keeper's Daughter." I thought it was okay.

I haven't thought about what books I want to read yet, so coming here and seeing everyone's lists will give me some ideas!


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