Editor's Note: After doing this post, I read another favorite blog of mine and found
this list of books that this Christian mom intends to read. So, I'll probably be working my way through many on this list as well. But please, don't let this stop you from helping me out with this post! :)
I enjoy reading. When I was younger, I used to read allll the time. I'd always have a stack of books I'd be going through. Well, I still always have a stack.....except now, I just don't have time to go through them quite as quickly. However, this is my plan. I would like to start the New Year out with a list of 30-40 good books that I'd like to get through during the year. That way, if I have a goal, maybe I'd be more intentional about finding more 10-15 minute time-slots to sit down and read!
Okay, now, the real reason for this post.....I need help! Please, those of you out there who are always reading and recommending good books----comment, comment, comment! Tell me what good books you've read lately, what books are your favorites, what you recommend, etc. Feel free to leave me a long list too, that would make me happy :)
Okay, now, I like to read a pretty wide variety of books, but, to help you along, I'll let you know what I definitely DO NOT enjoy reading. I don't do Christian Romance fiction stuff, or secular romance fiction stuff for that matter, either. I don't do horror stuff or things that will give me bad dreams at night. I don't really do alot of novels, either, unless they're classics, like A Tale of Two Cities, or Les Miserables. Other than that, I'm pretty open to anything. Here are a few categories of things I really enjoy, though.
Biographies: Historical biographies or present-day
Christian classics: Such as C.S. Lewis, Spurgeon, Oswald Chambers, etc.
Family Helps: Anything to do with family or child training, encouragment for women, etc.
Couple helps: e.g.-- Love for a lifetime, by Dobson, Capture His Heart, by Lysa Terkeurst, etc.
"How to' books--e.g. How to decorate on a dime, use your slow cooker, plant an organic garden, whatever
Book of the Bible studies---anything devotional like, thought provoking, etc.
Comics--No, not like Peanuts! Funny, humerous books that are gonna make me laugh at the end of a long day!
Those are just a few that pop into my head at the moment. Feel free (please!!) to leave me your suggestions :)