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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom— by Jennifer Holland. I know I will love this book…. I just know.
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.
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.
365 Daily Devotions From Psalms For Women— Obviously, 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!