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The kids have taken me to TOWN on that reading list that I shared with you all. Remember? The 25 Books We Plan to Read Aloud This Year?

My eyeballs are burning.

They have piled their designated piles high in their rooms and make sure that we are reading every.single.day. Because heaven forbid we should miss one morsel of those books. We’re making a little more headway on the boys books because {let’s face it}, their pile of books is a bit easier to get through. BUT – it means we are reading more {and more} and that is a great thing!

Reading for Mom {That’s Me}

Everything by Mary Demuth

One of my goals for 2013 was to read 12 non-fiction books {see my original list here}. Truthfully, there are a few books that have been taken off the list and a few others that were added in place. So far, I have finished a grand total of seven books {well, I’d say 8 technically since I am more than halfway through two others ~ grins}. I’ll take every advantage I can get!

However, that puts me a wee bit behind the ‘read a book a month’ curve – and hello, it’s already OCTOBER, people! That means I need to start cramming in some reading time and put down the Kindle and the candy-fiction that so easily entices me. {sigh}

Here’s my final reading list {what’s done and to do}…

  1. Unglued by Lysa Tyrk {done}
  2. Desperate by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae {done}
  3. Just a Minute by Wes Stafford {done}
  4. The Mom Walk by Sally Clarkson {done}
  5. A Praying Life by Paul Miller {done}
  6. The Five Love Languages of Children by Chapman and Campbell} {done}
  7. The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson {reading}
  8. Everything by Mary DeMuth
  9. Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma
  10. Let It Go by Karen Ehman

I’ve really enjoyed all of the books so far and am thinking that I may have to challenge myself in the 2014 year again. But that’s still a few months away, so I have time to think on that, right?

Have you read an absolutely wonderful book this year that you would recommend to others?

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  1. Hey lady! :) One book I’ve read that I would recommend to all is Orphan Justice. So, so good. And challenging. :) Ami

  2. I recently read My Story of America, it is 6 or 7 different stories about the lives of some truly great Americans who have over came so much! It was a really great read, especially at this time in America. You can get it at Amazon. Thanks so much for encouraging me to read!

  3. I’m not really a nonfiction reader, but I do try. My nonfiction pick from my last year’s reading list is The Grace Effect (Larry Alex Taunton), and 2 great nonfiction books I’ve read this year are The Circle Maker (Mark Batterson) and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (Vicki Myron, Bret Witter). Cat lovers will enjoy the second one. :)

  4. I read Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist with some friends. It was an amazing book and challenged my thoughts about food and relationships. It contains some great recipes and is divided in a way that makes it an easy read for busy moms.
    Visual-Spatial Learners by Alexandra Golon was also helpful to me in homeschooling my children who learn very differently than I do,

  5. Emily Copeland says

    I loved reading Margaret Feinberg’s newest book, Wonderstruck, earlier this year.

  6. I’m a fiction lover, too and struggle to read non-fiction. But I did read Cleaning House. I think you’ll fly thru it b/c it’s a really interesting read. The best non-fiction I’ve read this year is Victim of Grace by Robin Jones Gunn.

    • That’s one I can’t wait to dig into! I’ll check out the one you mentioned – I need books for my list next year! :) Thanks, Amanda.

  7. Great list! I was on the launch team for Everything…SUCH a great book! That Karen Ehmen book looks really good, too!

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