Sunday, January 1, 2012

Book List 2012

I love to read!  There's no question that I'll read plenty of books in the coming year.  But I thought it would be fun to make a list of titles to ensure I make time for them all, and to provide myself a little balance between genres.  And if you're so inclined, you can check me out on Goodreads.

First up -- I'm desperately trying to finish Douglas Adams' The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.  It's a sci-fi classic, and I really like it, but with all the tiny chapters (some less than a page), it feels like I've been reading forever.

Practicing the Way of Jesus, by Mark Scandrette  I've read some great reviews about this one.

Angry Conversations with God, by Susan E. Isaacs  I heard Susan speak at a conference a few years ago.  Honest and funny, I'm looking forward to this memoir.

All is Grace, by Brennan Manning

Love Wins,  by Rob Bell, and a follow-up,  Christ Alone, by Michael E. Wittmer

Practicing the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence  I've read this book before, but it's small and a classic!

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling   I'm not a huge fan of The Office, but I read some articles that she wrote and I think Kaling is funny and has a great perspective on being a woman in Hollywood.

The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins  I've seen this book all over the place, and hadn't planned on reading it because of some strange resistance to its immense popularity.  But my roommate listened to the audiobook on her work drives and loved it.  Since she so rarely recommends a book to me, I decided to trust her suggestion.

Shane, by Jack Schaefer and My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok  These two are titles I missed reading in my book club last year, but they were highly recommended, so I'm going to try and swing back and pick them up.

And speaking of the book club, our first book for January is The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  The rest of the Broadened Horizons reading list for 2012 can be found here, if you're interested.

I think that's a good start to my list!  I'm sure I'll add some along the way, and feel free to add your own suggestions :)  Happy Reading!