Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I Resolve...: The Book Edition

Oh my, did that year go quickly. At the start of 2007 one of my resolutions was to read at least one book a month, as I used to before becoming a mom. Did I meet that goal? Only if you count The New Testament as more than one book, and half-finished books as being "read."

So, without further ado, here's the list:

Books Just Mom Finished Reading in 2007:

1) "They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky: The True Story of three Lost Boys From Sudan," Deng, Deng and Ajak

2) The New Testament. (Surely this counts as more than one book.)

3) "Jane Eyre," Charlotte Bronte

4) "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," J.K. Rowling

5) "Mere Christianity," C.S. Lewis

6) "John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father," Peggy Noonan

7) "Charlotte's Web," E.B. White. (This is one of my favorite books from my youth. I read it this time to my son.)

Books Just Mom Started in 2007 and Hopes to Finish in 2008:

1) "The Thirteenth Tale," Diane Setterfield. (The book is fantastic, but I keep getting drowsy. I should probably start reading this during the day rather than right before bed.)

2) "September," Rosamunde Pilcher. (I had to return this one to the library before I really got a chance to savor it.)

Other Books on Just Mom's List for 2008:
I've got a bunch of theology books in my "to read" pile, as well as various books on homeschooling. As for specifics, I do plan on reading the books in the Mitford series by Jan Karon. I've been meaning to get to those for years, but other more pressing books (i.e. those on parenting, etc.) came up.

What's on your list for 2008?


Holly said...

My list is long. Are you on Goodreads? It's an awesome way to keep track of what you read and want to read. The sidebar of my blog will show what I'm currently reading and what's on the list.

I haven't read the Thirteenth Tale, but I may add it to my list, as I've seen some good reviews. Anything by Rosamunde Pilcher is great. september is good, but my favorites are Winter Solstice and Coming Home.

diana said...

one of my non-resolutions is to read more. i have so many books i've bought but haven't got around to reading yet. i'm looking forward to getting back into reading.

like you, i'm going to start a secondary blog dedicated to the books i read (and maybe movies i see).

Lori said...

I love to read too.
I will have to check into some of these books.
I've read the Jan Karon Mitford Series and they are excellant books.

Karenkool said...

I have one book that i just keep trying and trying to get through. It's not that I don't like it, it just hasn't captured me like other books. I loved Jane Eyre. I'm looking forward to some good reads his coming year too. Haven't decided what yet. I'll keep you posted.

Seema Sueko said...

hey wow, you read "They Poured Fire On Us...." Alephonsion was our leading actor in SINCE AFRICA at Mo`olelo. It's a pretty amazing book, huh? I have another one to recommend: "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Relin. It's about Greg's efforts to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan and it's the selection for the One Book One San Diego campaign. Greg says some nice things about Musharraf in his book - just goes to show how skewed the media coverage is.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh...I always have a list. Right now I have "He speaks to me" by Priscilla Shirer on the nightstand to begin this year!

Thanks for your list.

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