Books of 2014

book-listThis 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!book-list-1January 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 good-books-read-2014May 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

June The Egg & I hilarious memoir | The Grand Weaver God using situations in our lives

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

good-books-read-2014-aSeptember 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

October The Twenty Piece Shuffle very convicting | Orphan Train a novel

November Devil at My Heels – excellent biography

December will update shortly!

Jessica Lynette

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