2014 Bibliography

Last year, I set a goal for myself to read 24 books in 12 months. It was a bit laughable, because in my younger years I often read 24 books a month. Life with kids and teaching and homekeeping had gotten busy, and I’d let this favorite hobby suffer. At the end of the year, I was horrified to realize I had only read 10 books (other than a title here and there for ‘work’ – LLL or homeschool – I didn’t count those toward my goal). This year, I decided only to make a goal of reading MORE than last year. I decided to be more intentional about keeping good books nearby, so that when I had a down moment I could read instead of browse mindlessly on the Internet. As I write this (July 16, 2014) I’ve read 13 books, with a nice variety of fluffy fiction, deeper fiction, and nonfiction both humorous and informative. I’m getting my literary mojo back, and it feels good.

Edit: it’s now the end of October, and my list is sitting at 19 titles, with two more half-finished books to be added soon.

Edit: December 22. I just logged my twenty-fourth book. I think I actually read two or three others but forgot to write them down, but hey. Victory!

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Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
Allegiant, by Veronica Roth
Passing for Normal: A Memoir of Compulsion, by Amy S. Wilensky
Memoir about puzzle pieces, dyslexia? forgot to write down title/author
John Wesley: Servant of God, by John Pollock
Bless Your Heart, You Tramp (and Other Southern Endearments), by Celia Rivenbark
The Newlyweds, by Nell Freudenberer
Animal Dreams, by Barbara Kingsolver
Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral,  by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays
Elbows Off the Table, Napkin in the Lap, No Video Games During Dinner, by Carol McD. Wallace
God’s Harvard, A Christian College on a Mission to Save America, by Hanna Rosin
Kentucky Houses of Stratton Hammon, by Winfrey P. Blackburn, Jr. and R Scott Gill
Easy to Love but Hard to Raise, by Kay Marner and Adrienne Ehlert Bashista
ADHD & Me, by Blake E. S. Taylor
Secrets of an Organized Mom, by  Barbara Reich
Clutterfree With Kids, by Joshua Becker
Buzz,
 by Katherine Ellison
Unglued, by Lysa TerKeurst
I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model, by Kylie Bisutti
The Blythes Are Quoted, by L. M. Montgomery
Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
A Replacement Life, by Boris Fishman

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