Sunday, January 5, 2014

100 Books of 2013

In 2009, I pledged to read 100 books over the course of 2010. Here's my list of 107 books in case you're interested.

I did it again in 2011 (why not?). Here's my list of 109 books.

The tradition continued in 2012 where I read a whopping 144 books! Here is my list from that year.

This year I was hoping to read 125 but I didn't quite make it. I'm not upset though, I read some really great books and still broke 100. Here's my list for this year:

  • "What Once Was Lost" by Kim Vogel Sawyer (104)
  • "The Sure Cure for Worry" by Kent Crockett (103)
  • "Christmas Peril" by Margaret Daley and Debby Giusti (102)
  • "Memoirs of the Way Home: Ezra and Nehemiah as a Call to Conversion" by Gerald M. Bilkes (101)
  • "A Simple Christmas Wish" by Melody Carlson (100)
  • "The Calling" by Suzanne Woods Fisher (99)
  • "Carolina Gold" by Dorothy Love (98)
  • "The Painted Table" by Suzanne Field (97)
  • "Christmas in Apple Ridge" by Cindy Woodsmall (96)
  • "Stones for Bread" by Christa Parrish (95)
  • "Snow on the Tulips" by Liz Tolsma (94)
  • "My Hope is Found" by Joanne Bischof (93)
  • "A Marriage in Middlebury" by Anita Higman (92)
  • "Related by Chance, Family by Choice" by Deb DeArmond (91)
  • "Critical Reaction" by Todd M. Johnson (90)
  • "Unspoken" by Dee Henderson (89)
  • "The Glory of Heaven" by Betty Malz (88)
  • "Dear Mr. Knightley" by Katherine Reay (87)
  • "Forever Friday" by Timothy Lewis (86)
  • "Why Christ Came" by Joel Beeke and William Boekestein (85)
  •  "To Know You" by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel (84)
  • "Daybreak" by Nathan Ward (83)
  • "The Golden Years" by Christopher Bogosh (82)
  • "Bag of Bones" by Stephen King (81)
  • "A Hope Deferred" by J. Stephen Yuille (80)
  • "Behind the Shades" by Sheila Raye Charles (79)
  • "Chasing Hope" by Kathryn Cushman (78)
  • "Made to Last" by Melissa Tagg (77)
  • "Sweet September" by Kathleen Bauer (76)
  • "Before the Dawn" by Kathleen Bauer (75)
  • "Red Like Blood" by Joe Coffey & Bob Bevington (74)
  • "Fired Up" by Mary Connealy (73)
  • "Finally Free" by Heath Lambert (72)
  • "Running for Cover" by Shirlee McCoy (71)
  • "INsourcing: Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church" by Randy Pope (70)
  • "The Passionate Mom" by Susan Merrill (69)
  • "Whispers on the Dock" by Evangeline Kelley (68)
  • "By Grace Alone" by Derek Prince (67)
  • "Compassionate Jesus" by Christopher Bogosh (66)
  • "Telling Yourself the Truth" by Backus and Chapian (65)
  • "Reinventing Leona" by Lynne Gentry (64)
  • "Hidden Steel" by Doranna Durgin (63)
  • "Falling Star" by Diana Dempsey (62)
  • "Homefires" by Emily Sue Harvey (61)
  • "Paradise Valley" by Dale Cramer (60)
  • "A Simple Change" by Judith Miller (59)
  • "The Letters" by Suzanne Woods Fisher (58)
  • "The Gospel Call & True Conversion" by Paul Washer (57)
  • "Life Without Limits" by Nick Vujicic (56)
  • "Is God Anti-Gay?" by Sam Allberry (55)
  • "A Dyeing Shame" by Elizabeth Spann Craig (54)
  • "Days of Elijah" by R.T. Kendall (53)
  • "I Heart Bloomberg" by Melody Carlson (52)
  • "A Purse to Die For" by Melodie Campbell and Cynthia St-Pierre (51)
  • "Pretense for Murder" by Karen Abrahamson (50)
  • "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden (49)
  • "Praise Habit" by David Crowder (48)
  • "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan (47)
  • "Sweet Masterpiece" by Connie Shelton (46)
  • "Angels in the Fire" by Dann Stadler (45)
  • "The Zippered Heart" by Marilyn Meberg (44)
  • "The Someday List" by Stacy Adams (43)
  • "Fools Rush In" by Janice Thompson (42)
  • "Undeniably Yours" by Becky Wade (41)
  • "Catch a Falling Star" by Beth Vogt (40)
  • "When I Lay My Isaac Down" by Carol Kent (39)
  • "The Pact" by Jodi Picoult (38)
  • "Prayer Warrior Mom" by Marla Alupoaicei (37)
  • "Waking Up in Heaven" by Crystal McVea (36)
  • "Tedd and Todd's Secret" by Fernando Trujillo (35)
  • "Darkness Before Dawn" by Ace Collins (34)
  • "God's Good Design" by Claire Smith (33)
  • "Through the Fire" by Shawn Grady (32)
  • "The Woman I Am Becoming" by T. Suzanne Eller (31)
  • "Bitesize Biographies: John Newton" by John Crotts (30)
  • "Bound Together" by Chris Brauns (29)
  • "Ties that Bind" by Heather Huffman (28)
  • "Get Back Up" by Sheryl Giesbrecht (27)
  • "Crucifying Morality" by R.W. Glenn (26)
  • "The Wedding Gift" by Lucy Kevin (25)
  • "Avenged" by Janice Cantore (24)
  • "Rachel's Tears" by Darrell Scott and Beth Nimmo (23)
  • "When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box" by John Ortberg (22)
  • "Night Fall" by Nelson Demille (21)
  • "Radical" by David Platt (20)
  • "Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them" by John Ortberg (19)
  • "Witness in Death" by J.D. Robb (18)
  • "God is More Than Enough" by Tony Evans (17)
  • "The Second Thief" by Travis Thrasher (16)
  • "True Love: Engaging Stories of Real-Life Proposals" by Eva Marie Everson (15)
  • "Heaven's Lessons" by Steve Sjogren (14)
  • "Battle Cry for a Generation" by Ron Luce (13)
  • "On Every Side" by Karen Kingsbury (12)
  • "When Joy Came to Stay" by Karen Kingsbury (11)
  • "Where Yesterday Lives" by Karen Kingsbury (10)
  • "First Hand Faith" by Bruce Wilkinson (9)
  • "The Year of Living Biblically" by A.J. Jacobs (8)
  • "God's Gift" by Dee Henderson (7)
  • "Unstoppable" by Nick Vujicic (6)
  • "Fall Girl" by Marybeth Smith (5)
  • "Classmate Murders" by Bob Moats (4)
  • "Do or Di" by Eileen Cook (3)
  • "Delivery" by Diana Prusik (2)
  • "Clutter-Free Home Living: The How-To Guide" by Eugenia Ore (1)
Favorite authors of 2013: John Ortberg, Nick Vujicic, Paul Washer, Karen Kingsbury

Favorite new authors read: Christa Parrish, Shannon Ethridge, Sam Allberry, Paul Washer

Book that summed up my feelings better than I could: "Is God Anti-Gay?" by Sam Allberry

Books I highly recommend for everyone:  "Radical" by David Platt, "Prayer Warrior Mom" by Marla Alupoaicei, "The Gospel Call & True Conversion" by Paul Washer, "The Passionate Mom" by Susan Merrill

Any good reads of YOURS this year? I'd love to have the titles and authors of some of your favorite reads so I can look into them!


Sally R said...

I just asked people on facebook to recommend books. I could have just checked your list and see what I want to read next!

Michelle said...

I really like this list and how you organized your post. I read too many good books in 2013 it's hard to narrow it down. Hope you discover some great ones this year!

Amanda said...

Sally: It's very hard for me to recommend books to people because books affect everyone so differently! I tend to shy away from recommending anything :)

Amanda said...

Michelle: Thank you! I'd love to hear some of your favorites!

Ken Loyd said...

That long-ago speed-reading course has really proved valuable, hasn't it?!