My 2012 Booklist (xoxo): Or, I didn’t do that for nothing!

(Although I posted this last week, all of the links were broken. I finally fixed them, and decided that the effort was worth a re-post. Now you can really dig in and enjoy, my faithful readers!)

Putting this list together felt like a spa treatment. I love day-dreaming about books. I also love actually reading them. SO, here’s my ambitious list of books-to-read this year. (Thanks for the book-list inspiration, Crystal and Joy!) I’ve heard it said that the biggest difference between the “me” this year and the “me” next year lies in the books I’ll read and the people I’ll meet. This is serious business!


Working on throughout the year with other people…

The Resolution for Women – Shirer (our local Bible Study book)

The Book of Ephesians (most of my teaching for the Bible Study will come from Ephesians, so I’ll be spending lots of time here!)

A Praying Life – Miller (A book Ryan and I are reading together)

The Meaning of Marriage – Tim Keller (the book for a marriage group we’re in)

What is a Family? – Schaeffer (the book we’re reading in a monthly mom’s group at church)


For my personal growth…

Reverberation – Leeman

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget – Paine

Be a Circle Maker: the Solution to 10,000 Problems  – Batterson

Kisses from Katie: A story of Relentless Love and Redemption – Davis

Twilight’s Last Gleaming: How America’s Last Days Can Be Your Best – Jeffress

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Shaffer

Warrior Prayers: Praying the Word for Boys in the Areas the Need it Most (eBook)- McGlothlin

A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship and the Things That Really Matter – Deresiewicz

Writing Life Stories – Roorbach

The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God – Fields

9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life: A Psychologist Learns from His Patients What Really Works and What Doesn’t – Cloud

You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life – Eleanor Roosevelt

A Biblical Home Education: Building Your Homeschool on the Foundation of God’s Word – Beechick

How to Be a Best Friend Forever: Making and Keeping Lifetime Relationships – Townsend

Montessori at Home! (eBook) – Bowman

The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning – Siegel-Maier

Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products – Uliano

(photo credit: Sciencetrio)

What are you going to read this year??








9 responses to “My 2012 Booklist (xoxo): Or, I didn’t do that for nothing!”

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    I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s reading list! I have Kisses From Katie and The Meaning of Marriage on my list too! The last book on your list looks like something I would love! I posted mine list yesterday. 🙂

  2. Michelle Avatar

    I read What is a Family years ago and still think on what I gleaned from Mrs. Shaffer! I would love to discuss this book with a group.

  3. Alli Avatar

    Laura, I’m about half way through your Blogger Behave book and found myself tearing up this morning, everything I’ve been feeling about my blog, you have put perfectly in your book 🙂 thank you so much.

    And I, too have a book list 🙂 I did a fiction list too and am hoping I wasn’t overzealous in my planning 🙂

    Thank you again!

  4. Amanda Avatar

    I love your enthusiasm for learning, Laura! It really is contagious and I’m looking forward to reading several of the books on your list this year. Just had to recommend ‘What Did You Expect?? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage’ by Paul Tripp. We are currently reading it as a couple and it has done incredible things for our relationship!

  5. Laura Avatar

    Thanks for the recommendation, Amanda! I’ve heard great things about that book and might add it to our library. For now, we’re in Chapter 1 of “The Meaning of Marriage” and I’m already convicted and inspired. 🙂

  6. Warren Baldwin Avatar

    Good list. I linked here from your Blogger Behave trailer/video.

    I have a book of devotionals on Proverbs called “Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks and Other Gems from Proverbs” I’d be glad to contribute to you for your 2012 reading list. You can read some about it on my blog, Family Fountain. Just let me know.


  7. Sara Avatar

    I’ve already crossed off Kisses From Katie off my list this year! It’s amazing how much reading I can get down during sessions 🙂

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