This year I tried to read more books than I had been reading in previous years, which meant trying to figure out a new way to read books since other methods weren’t working.
So through 2014 I challenged myself to read books within each month – I started only what I thought I could finish, and I finished only the books I really enjoyed. There were plenty others I started and ended up tossing as they just weren’t for me.
It was really rather fun to read books this way, and I think I read a lot more than I otherwise would have. Most nights I would read one chapter from each book, then read more of the more gripping books. Paul made so much fun of me, but whatever. I read more than he did this year! *smile*
I shared my books on instagram and Facebook, but thought I would round them all up in one post – so here it is; my favorite books read in 2014!January Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross daily readings | Will Our Generation Speak? on living your faith | Between a Rock and a Grace Place sequel to a fascinating story | Bringing Adam Home a horrifying kidnapping case | The Power of Habit: Why We do What We Do in Business and Life a great read
February The Vow a (true) love story | Going Forward on Your Knees on Hudson Taylor | Lone Survivor eyewitness account of a SEAL mission | Gilgamesh classic literature | Simple Hospitality a favorite re-read
March A Life of Obedience on living your faith | Eternity in Their Hearts history of Christianity in other nations| In the Shadow of the Cathedral Christian novel on the middle ages | Herbal Recipes many great ideas| Natural Beauty for All Seasons many more great ideas| The Door in the Wall read to kids, but loved
April Screwtape Letters classic | Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s biography fascinating Christian man| George Muller’s biography another fascinating Christian man | When Sinners Say I Do marriage book | Do They Hear You When You Cry true story of a Muslim woman escaping Female Genital Mutilation May Gluten Free & Vegan Bread interesting library read | Discovering the Power of Christ’s Prayer Life Spurgeon | Georgia Gardener’s Guide I tried | Inconceivable a heartbreaking medical mistake | Against all Grain Library loan, I requested it for Christmas
July The Aviator’s Wife a novel that you desperately want to be true | Amy Carmichael Biography remarkable woman | Jesus + Nothing = Everything the power of the gospel | In the Land of the Blue Burqas Christian woman living in Afghanistan
August Letters to a Young Doctor candid and often humerous essays | A Shepherd Looks at the Good Shepherd on God as the Good Shepherd | A Homemade Life library loan, whimisical story, copied many recipes
September The Midwife memoirs of a London midwife | Madam Chic snooty, but some great ideas | Phyllis quaint, sweet friendship story | Abraham on the life of Abraham | You and Me Forever excellent marriage book | Common Sense Christian Living excellent and practical | National Velvet wordy, but classic
November Devil at My Heels – excellent biography
December will update shortly!