This year I also ventured into the fields of the electronic book. Convenient? Yes (if your device is charged and you are in a wi-fi location to buy/download your new book). Cheaper than buying a bound book? Not really. I enjoyed a mixture of paper in hand and an electronic picture of paper in hand this year.
Here is what I read and some of my thoughts:
- The Simple Living Guide--Janet Luhrs Some good ideas but pretty outdated.
- Am I Messing Up My Kids--Lysa Terkeurst A light hearted easy read, but I did do some highlighting. This would be a good book for a mom's coffee group to go through.
- Shepherding A Child's Heart--Tedd Tripp One of the best reads all year. I still look over my notes.
- Voyage of Dr. Doolittle--Hugh Lofting Childhood favorite, free on Nook.
- A Kingdom of Desire--Rick McKinley Great read about how we respond and live after we are "confronted by the love of a Risen King."
- Midnight in the City Written by the founder of Convoy of Hope. Loved it.
- Crazy Love--Frances Chan I was probably the last one to read this book. Faith spurring and I would like to read it again.
- Ashes to Africa-- A book about a couples' journey to adoption in Ethiopia. Nice read.
- The Well-Trained Mind--Susan Bauer and Jessie Wise Must read for homeschooling parents.
- The Dawn Treader--C.S. Lewis Read it again so I was ready to watch the movie, always good.
- Sacred Influence--Garry Thomas Would really recommend this book to wives married to unbelievers or men who are uninvolved.
- Bringing Up Boys --James Dobson I think this was good but I don't remember much about it.
- It's Not Ok With Me--Janine Maxwell Poverty in Africa, some stirring images that still lead me to prayer.
- The Endurance One of my favorites! True story of Shackleton's Antartic Expedition. Was able to share the last half of it with Micah as we listened to an audio e-book traveling to Colorado.
- The Connected Child--Dr. Karyn Purvis All marked up and on my shelf to be re-read again before PJ comes home.
- Orphanology--Tony Merida Read this with a dear friend living the adoption lifestyle. A stirring book about God's heart and our duty.