Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Books 2011

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I love to read.
Now, that's not something I would have said of myself for most of my life, but a few years ago I discovered the joys of escaping into a book and I haven't looked back.
But, I haven't had the chance to read much lately, or should I say I haven't made it a priority over the past several months.
One of my goals for 2012 is to read more.
 There are just so many good books out there, and hello, every time I go to the library I still can't believe that they let you just take a pile of books home for free for a few weeks!

Anyway, I was just thinking about this longing to read more when I came across The Nester's link-up today.
She shared her 2011 book list and what's on her shelf for 2012 and she's invited others to share their lists and link-up over at her space.

I don't know about you, but I love to check out other people's book lists so I can get some ideas of great reads for myself.
So, I decided to join in over at the Nesting Place with my book list, not anything earth shockingly exciting, but I did get some books read in 2011.
  And I'm also going to be checking out the other lists and hopefully get a few ideas of great books to grab for 2012.

Here's my list of books read in 2011:
(not including the many I started and never finished)
1.  Rekindled by Tamara Alexander
2.  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
3.  The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
4.  Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
6.  The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (in progress)
7.  One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
8. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
9. Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
10.  Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider
11.  Natural Health Remedies by Dr. Janet Macarro
12.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (in progress)

I'm realizing as I compile this list that nearly half of them were read-alouds I did with my boys before bed time.
  We started the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis at the end of 2010 and in 2011 we completed books 3-5, book 6 is in progress.  That just leaves book 7.
  It's been a great series and the boys have really enjoyed it.

My favorite books on this list are Little Women and One Thousand Gifts.
  I shared about Little Women here and One Thousand Gifts here.
  I'd recommend them to everyone and I'd read them again and again.

8 comments:

Alene said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your list. It makes me miss the read-alouds with my children. What a special time - ENJOY!! Loving your list.

Krissa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I loved One Thousand Gifts too...I think I'll read it again this year. :) Thanks for sharing your list!

Tara said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

loved all of the chronicles of narnia...can't wait until my littles get just a little older so they can dive in too...

I refuse to let anyone tell me I am not a March sister I love them so much :)

We also both have One Thousand Gifts on our list :)

Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great list, especially for reading aloud. I loved reading books with my mom as a kid. Little Women is on my 2012 to read list (again since I read it as a kid) so is One Thousand Gifts!

:) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a really great list! I keep seeing everyone recommend One Thousand Gifts. I've got to check that one out.

Maureen@Loving this Life said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Tara
Tara, I love that about being a March sister! I know what you mean...I felt such a part of the family when I was reading it that I was sad when it was over!

Donna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I discovered the Chronicles of Narnia when I was expecting our first son. I have reread the series often in the years since then. It is timeless and beautiful.

reeve said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, oh, oh! I LOVE Little Women and the Narnia series. Big-giant-wonderful childhood memories:)

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