Saturday, May 31, 2014

the book list


I made a goal last May to read a book a month during my 25th year, and I can proudly say that I surpassed my goal! Many friends ask me what I'm reading currently or what I recommend, so here is a list of the books that I read during my 25th year:

A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury
Between Sundays by Karen Kingsbury
Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares (for probably the third or fourth time)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (for the second time)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (for the second or third time)
Paleoista by Nell Stephenson
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels-A Love Story by Ree Drummond
Anything by Jennie Allen
Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships by Dr. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
God Is Able by Priscilla Shirer
Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning by Rebekah Lyons
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider
The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village by Twesigye Jackson Keguri
How To Get A Date Worth Keeping: Be Dating In Six Months Or Your Money Back by Dr. Henry Cloud

I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed just about every one of these books. Let me know if you want more commentary about what was my favorite and what I'd recommend! What have you been reading lately?


  1. Did you know that there is a new (meaning it probably came out last year?) Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants novel about when the girls grow up?! I think it's call Sisterhood Everlasting. =)

    I hated The Fault in Our Stars... It's just not okay for a sick seventeen year old to get the in car with a boy she just met. But, I will say the writing was enchanting!

    Enjoyed 7, too!

    Have you ever read anything by Rafe Esquith? Being a teacher, I bet you would love it. I read Lighting Their Fires (I think it's called) right before my tutoring students were about to start their CRCT prep & really enjoyed it!

    Enjoy reading your blog! Hope you are doing well! =)

  2. I have heard of Sisterhood Everlasting, and I started reading it a while back. I may try to come back to it. The Fault in Our Stars was good for me but definitely not realistic; I am interested to see how the movie is though!

    Yes, I have read Rafe Esquith before! Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire is one I have read twice, and I have been picking up Real Talk for Teachers every now and then but have to return it to the library. Ha.

    Thanks for reading along, friend! Hope you are well, too. :)



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