Ten Books I Want to Read in 2012

I’m keeping this list down to ten books, although I know more will be added to the list as the year goes by.  I have yet to read Gone With the Wind that was on my 2010 list (just CAN’T seem to get to it).  And yes, there’s still a couple from my 2011 reading list that I haven’t read and that seem to keep getting pushed out-of-the-way so I can read books that my book club picks to read.  But that’s o.k.  I know eventually I’ll get to them!  Here’s my list for 2012.

1.  Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World—  by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter.   I am actually reading this in my book club now, am about halfway through it, and really enjoying it!  I have to say though, that I have had to pull out the Kleenex already several times with this one.  I’ve found most books about animals do that to me.  I guess I’m a glutton for punishment.

2.  Have A Little Faith—  by Mitch Albom.  This is one I’ve wanted to read for a while.  We’ve talked about reading it in book club.  Regardless, I’ll be reading it.  I loved, loved, loved Tuesdays With Morrie by this same author.

3.   An Altar in the World— by Barbara Brown Taylor.  Actually, I just finished this one, but plan to reread it.  It had a lot to absorb and think about, so it’s definitely one I want to read again.  I loved it.

4.  Barbara and Susan’s Guide to the Empty Nest: Discovering New Purpose, Passion and Your Next Great Adventure— by Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates.  I recently purchased this book (a Christmas present to myself) and I can’t wait to read it.  I’m five months in to my empty nest and still not caring too much for it…  some days I like it and think I’m getting used to it, and other days I simply HATE it.  I eagerly anticipate what this book has to tell me!

5.  The Yada Yada Prayer Group— by Neta Jackson.  This book was given to me by a friend at church and our book club has talked about reading it too.  I just so happened to come across a brand new hardcover copy of The Yada Yada Prayer Journal at Goodwill for $1.50 and couldn’t pass that up.  I look forward to reading this book.

6.  Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor.  After reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World, I really want to read this one too.  Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest who left full-time ministry to become a teacher.  This is her story.

7.  Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom— by Jennifer Holland.  I know I will love this book…. I just know.

8.  One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are— by Ann Voskamp.  A book that seems to have received mixed reviews…  I’m just curious.

9.   The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God— by Timothy and Kathy Keller.  I stumbled across this one while browsing on Amazon.com one day and it caught my attention.  I love books like this.

10. 365 Daily Devotions From Psalms For WomenObviously, this is a devotional book, but one I intend to keep up with and read every day this year.  So far, so good!

What’s on your 2012 reading list?  I would love to hear any good book suggestions!  Happy reading!

Gail ♥

About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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11 Responses to Ten Books I Want to Read in 2012

  1. jeanne says:

    I like your list. I have the “Meaning of Marriage” on my desk and a good friend just recommended “A Thousand Gifts”. I am also planning to read “Heaven is for Real”. Here’s to reading the written word.

  2. Gail says:

    I read “Heaven is for Real” last year (another book club selection). It was amazing! Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Jane says:

    Reading Gone with the Wind, like reading War and Peace is like the Bible, I often start, but can’t seem to stick with it.

  4. Gail says:

    I guess I want to read Gone With the Wind because I must have heard my mother say a thousand times that it was the best book she ever read in her life…. and she lived to be 80 and read A LOT. That says something to me. I checked out War and Peace when I was in 10th grade at McGavock. What was I thinking??????

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  7. Jackie Paulson says:

    All of your selections are wonderful. I am a reader too ck it out at http://getreadingnow.wordpress.com

  8. Wonderful list. It shows how much you value faith, love and a heart that strives for goodness. Not only these books gives us knowledge, they too feed our souls with what’s important in this world. Thank you for sharing and for the recent comment. God bless you and your family always.

  9. Gail says:

    Thank you so much! I thoroughly enjoyed the first three books on the list and I’m slowly working through the rest of my list. I was just on your blog and so happy to find that you are having a great time back home. Enjoy that eating and no, don’t dare bother counting calories!! Just eat and enjoy when you’re home! I havent’ written a blog in over 6 weeks. Bad case of writer’s block that I need to overcome before this blog totally bites the dust! lol Maybe you will inspire me….

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