Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My 2016 Book List

Y'all, it is no secret that I love to read. Reading has always been a hobby of mine that has had a bit of an ebb and flow in recent years. As a child, I loved to read fiction books because I could get lost in a story and pretend that I was one of the characters. However, as an adult, I have come to love non-fiction, because it is easy for me to relate to the author and learn from them in a way that applies to my life. If you want to join me, use the hashtag #weread2016 to show me what you're reading and share some good reads with others! One of my goals for this year is to read one book a month. I've got a few books that I am finishing up that I need to work on, but these are the books I'll be reading for sure this year:

Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker
Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More by Rachel Macy Stafford
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do by Christine Caine
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
Thirty One Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer by Jenn Sprinkle and Kelly Rucker
You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity by Francis and Lisa Chan
Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan
Restless: Because You Were Made For More by Jennie Allen
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Simply Tuesday: Small Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily Freeman

Here are the books I'd like to finish:
Redeeming Sex: Naked Conversations about Sexuality and Spirituality by Debra Hirsch
Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids by Jack Klumpenhower
True Identity: Do You Know WHO and WHOSE You Are? by Jennifer Brommet
What Every Bride Needs to Know: The Most Important Year in a Woman's Life by Susan DeVries and Bobbie Wolgemuth
Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than Happy? by Gary Thomas
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lammott

And finally, here are the books I'd like to sneak in if time allows:

The Lipstick Gospel: A Story About Finding God in Heartbreak, the Sistine Chapel, and the Perfect Cappucino by Stephanie May Wilson
God for the Rest of Us: Experience Unbelievable Love, Unlimited Hope, and Uncommon Grace by Vince Antonucci
A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God's Armor After the Wedding Dress by Jennifer O. White



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