Possible Reading for 2018

You are right. There is no way on God’s green earth that I will get this all read. There is also no way on God’s green earth I will not add other ones to this list that pop up into life.

It’s a list to pull from. Pretty much anything that I thought looked interesting went on the list. I love to read and I can get caught up and bogged down by deciding what book ‘should’ be the next one to read.

I want to vary more what I’m reading so if you have ANY suggestions I want to hear them!!! Especially if you are thinking to yourself..she will never want to read this, I want to hear the suggestion.

So here it is!

Also they are in no particular order.

  • The Happy Dinner Table: The path to Healthy and Harmonious Family Meals by Anna Migeon
    • Because our oldest is a picky eater and supper time is NOT always harmonious.
  • The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon
    • So many people I listen to on podcast refer to his stuff so I’m thinking I should give it a read
  • Brand Luther by Andrew Petegree
    • We just celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! Whoop Whoop!
  • What’s your worldview: An interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions by James A Anderson
    • I just plain old do not know where a lot of the ideas we ‘live by’ today even came from.
  • Never Eat Alone: And other secrets to Success, One relationship at a time. by Keith Ferrazzi
    • I often feel a rash coming on when I think about reading a self help book probably because I could use so much help I don’t even know where to start. Also the idea of being successful via relationships sounds great. I do not want to use people to get anywhere. I am social and if chatting with people about ideas was a job I would want that job.
  • Radioactive: Marie and Piere Curie: A talk of love and fallout. by Lauran Rudniss
    • This sounds like an opportunity to learn a little about history through the lives and relationships of the people who shaped important things in life. Sign me up!
  • John Adams by David McClough
    • Again…I like people. I’d much rather learn about people in history than dates. I get it dates are important however hearing them within the context of a persons life gives me a deeper context and understanding and hopefully develops some empathy, maybe.
  • Confessions by St. Augustine
    • I hear about this guy a lot. His is kind of a big deal. We will see if I make it through something this old….
  • St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton
    • G.K. Chesterson is not someone I had heard of until I entered the homeschool world. I’ve been to Assisi and I’d like to read a little of this guy’s work so this one made the list.
  • Cod: A biography of the Fish that Changed the world
    • I’m not even sure why this ended up on the list but for some odd reason I’m really looking forward to it. I think it’s rooted in my desire to expand the types of books I’m reading.
  • Comfort Woman By Maria Rosa Henson
    • I’m anticipating this will be a hard read. Something to read in the summer instead of the dark days of winter.
  • The Birth of Venus: A Novel
    • Way back when, in college, I took an art history class so I could get my behind to Italy. I LOVED The Birth of Venus when I had the opportunity to view it. I am not a lover of art so it was out of character for me. I picked this book up soon after college but never finished it, here is my chance.
  • Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison, Andy Crouch
    • If you know me at all this is what you would call a stereotypical ‘Katie book’. A book about life, living life, and grounded in the gospel.
  • Building a Storybrand: Clarifying your message so customers will listen by Donald Miller
    • I really adore this little blog I type away at. I also want to get a little better at communicating, a little clearer. I don’t have customers but I would like to have a clear way to communicate what this blog is all about.
  • Tribe of Mentors: Short life advice from the best in the world by Tim Ferriss
    • Advice? I’ll take it!!
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
    • This was on a wish list from a blog I adore reading and we just moved back ‘home’ (to my hubby’s hometown) so it makes sense. Right?
  • The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
    • More than one person on my Facebook friends list shared this. I think it might have gotten me to look at it because it has to do with a Cloister. Katie Luther, the wife of Martin Luther was a nun living in a cloister before she met and married him. Yes that’s right a former nun married a former monk. The Luther’s have nothing to do with the book but the description sounded great
  • Dakota: A spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris
    • It came up on the ‘often purchased together’ tab on Amazon with the book listed above. We just moved away from North Dakota and I have days I miss it tremendously so it went right on my list.
  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Green Wood
    • This is another one that a friend was reading and shared a picture of it via Facebook. The cover was pretty so I added it….
  • The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
    • Nothing major went into this one. I googled or amazon searched best books of 2017 and this came up. I think it’s great to read what other people in the wider culture around you are reading. Also this is out of my normal wheelhouse but it centers around a persons life and I love reading about people.
  • The Lifegiving Table: Nurturing Faith through feasting, one meal at a time by Sally Clarkson
    • I love to eat. I also believe I have a responsibility to my children to nurture their faith. I can not be their faith, I can not give them their faith, however God does use me to nurture the faith he has gifted them in baptism. My ‘life verse’ I guess you could call it is “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart, untied in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ.” Colossians 2:2.
  • On Writing: A memoir of the craft by Stephen King
    • I have have never ever read a single one of this man’s books but I hear he has a lot of them. I enjoy this thing called writing so I’m looking to learn a little more.
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    • It’s a classic! That is why it made the list
  • To Kill a Mocking bird by Harper Lee
    • It’s a classic I read in high school. I wasn’t very interested in thinking or pondering things or big ideas in high school it was to scary for me so I’m going to give it a reread.
  • A wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    • It’s a classic that I have never read and this list is all about diversity
  • Will the real Jesus Please Stand Up: 12 False Christs By Matthew Richards
    • People I know, know this author. I had the opportunity to have a chat with Pastor Richards via Facebook about some concerns and he was super helpful in helping me be able to articulate what I was seeing. This one has been on the back burner or my read list and I’m thinking needs to get bumped to the front. (As many times as I have mentioned Facebook in this post about books I may need to cut down my social media consumption to get this all read and feed my family)
  • When people are big and God is Small: Overcoming peer pressure, codependency and the fear of man. by Edward T. Welch
    • I’m a people pleaser, or so I have been told. I’m afraid I may succumb to peer pressure even as an adult sometimes. Not stereotypical peer pressure but peer pressure in a way. I also heard about this one on a podcast I listen to on occasion.
  • Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bummi Laditan
    • This sounds like my life
  • Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
    • I adore the TV show. I binged watched it while I was trying to plot out our first year of homeschool, while I did laundry in the old house, and another time when I was under the weather.
  • Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    • It saw it on a reading list. The cover looked cool. Also…remember how I really like the flash…there is a bad guy on the series named Alchemy….
  • The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
    • My husband is not a big reader. When he started talking about this one I ordered it the same day. He really has been enjoying it so of course I’m going to read it.

These last few are stereotypical books that I would pick out…

  • Sexy By Jeff Mallinson
  • Authentic Christianity BY Gene Edward Veith Jr. and A. Trevor Sutton
  • Prayer by Philip Yancey
    • I’ve been working on this one since August
  • Praying Luther’s Small Catechism by John T Pless
  • With My Own Eyes by Bo Giertz
    • “The book is a third-person retelling of the gospels that brings into account various Old Testament references and the contemporary interpretations of those passages by the Jews of Jesus’ day as well as contemporary events throughout the Roman Empire, but most especially those directly affecting the Jewish people of Israel at the time, so that the gospel stores take on new life and meaning for the reader. It’s both a harmonization of the gospels and a commentary on them , but much richer.” (This quote taken from the back cover of the book).
  • The Scarlet Virgins: When Sex Replaces Salvation by Rebecca Lemke
    • The ‘purity movement’ always made me uncomfortable. When I was growing up around it, as a kid, I assumed it made me uncomfortable because it was about sex. I’m married with four kids now and I think it made me uncomfortable for other reasons that it just being about sex. I am really looking forward to reading this.

With all of that being said…WHAT ARE YOU READING??? Anything on this list strike your fancy??? If you are reading, have read, or want to read anything on this list I’d love to hear about it!

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