Books I’ve read

A few years ago I made a New Year’s Resolution to read more. For me that mean to start a book and then finish it! My first two years into my resolution I read 7 books each. Not a lot to most, but to me it was progress! I am by no means a “reader” but I do enjoy a great book with a great story. I love books that make me think and laugh and cry! Recently I’ve decided that I need to read a book a month.  Here are books I’ve enjoyed:

 

Books that have had an impact my life:

  1. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  2. The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne – LIFE CHANGING
  3. The Secret Message of Jesus – loved this book. great at confronting your little view of Jesus and his power and message.
  4. Left to Tell – oh my goodness one of the best books I’ve ever read. She survived the Rwanda genocide and lived in a bathroom with lots of other women for a few months. LOVE this book!
  5. Girl meets God by Lauren Winner – memoir of her coming to Christianity. Fabulous book.

Books that have broadened my world view:

  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – GREAT book! even better than THE KITE RUNNER by him which i also LOVED. this is a must read!
  2. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  3. a long way gone by Ishmael beah
  4. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin – hard getting started in this, but once I got into it I LOVED it. about a man who started schools where no one thought he could.
  5. Left to Tell – oh my goodness one of the best books I’ve ever read. She survived the Rwanda genocide and lived in a bathroom with lots of other women for a few months. LOVE this book!
  6. The Kite Runner – GREAT BOOK! much better than movie. 🙂

Books about people that have done big things:

  1. Angels of a Lower Flight by Susie Scott Krabacher – fabulous woman who does great stuff for the people of Haiti.
  2. An Inperfect Man – great book about the man from the movie HOTEL RWANDA. he did amazing things during the genocide of Rwanda.
  3. Left to Tell – oh my goodness one of the best books I’ve ever read. She survived the Rwanda genocide and lived in a bathroom with lots of other women for a few months. LOVE this book!
  4. Night by Ellie Wiesel – survivor of the holocaust. Great book!
  5. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin – hard getting started in this, but once I got into it I LOVED it. about a man who started schools where no one thought he could.

Books that made me laugh:

 

Books that made me think:

  1. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  2. a long way gone by Ishmael beah
  3. Ana’s Story by Jenna Bush – easy read. great book for teenage girls.
  4. The Shack by William P. Young – good book. had a great story of redemption, forgiveness, love and overcoming trials. allows you to view god in a bigger and better way than you may have ever before.
  5. Giving by Bill Clinton – listened to this book on tape. has lots of great resources for giving.
  6. same kind of different as me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore – LOVED this book. i cried and cried at this story. very inspiring story.
  7. Justice in the Burbs by Will & Lisa Samson – good book on how we can people the hands and feet to people no matter where we live. i like the way this one is written. it has a fictional story woven into the book.
  8. MINISTRIES OF MERCY by Tim Keller
  9. INTERRUPTED by Jen Hatmaker

Books on adoption:

  1. I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla by Marguerite A. Wright
  2. BECOMING A FAMILY by Lark Eshleman
  3. THE MIDDLE MOM by Christi Erwin

Books on parenting:

  1. I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla by Marguerite A. Wright
  2. Shepherding a Child’s Heart – great book for us on parenting. I need to read this one over and over again as well.
  3. LUNCH LESSONS: CHANGING THE WAY WE FEED OUR CHILDREN by Ann Cooper
  4. GOING PUBLIC by David & Kelli Pritchard

 

Books that are just for fun:

  1. Ocean’s Apart by Karen Kingsbury
  2. Water for Elephants
  3. Unveiled by Francine Rivers – LOVED this easy to read book. I’ll be looking for the others in the series soon.
  4. Atonement by Ian McEwan – okay. i had a hard time getting through this. the beginning and the end were good. middle was hard for me to get through.
  5. 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper – true story about a man who died for 90 minutes. story of overcoming difficulties in life. easy read and inspirational.
  6. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks – my first book by him. great story and wonderful book for reading by the pool or at the beach!
  7. The DaVinci Code – couldn’t put this book down! great book. much better than movie. 🙂
  8. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey – even if some of it was made up, still made a good story.
  9. TWILIGHT by Stephanie Myers
  10. NEW MOON by Stephanie Myers
  11. THE FARMING OF BONES by Danticat Edwidge
  12. ECLIPSE by Stephanie Meyer
  13. BREAKING DAWN by Stephanie Meyer
  14. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE by Audrey Niffenegger
  15. EAST OF EDEN by John Steinbeck
  16. MY SISTER’S KEEPER by Jodi Poucolt
  17. EVEN NOW by Karen Kingsbury

 

Books to my kids:

  1. CHARLOTTE’S WEB by E.B. White
  2. STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
  3. THE JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 responses to “Books I’ve read

  1. Jamie,
    I love anything Fracine Rivers. The LAst Sin Eater is awsome, I just reread it on our last camping trip.It took less than 24 hours,it was better than chocolate! Hope youa re well. I am praying for Moses and Stori. Now Baby August is added to the list. Blessings.

  2. Hi there- I was just reading over your blog here. I got into reading within this last year or so. We’ve read many of the same books 🙂 Someone gave me the book I’m chocolate you’re vanilla and I thought it had some good insight. My husband and I are also adopting four children from Haiti. It looks like we might not be too far behind you in the process. We have been in IBESR FOREVER it seems. But it sounds like we’ll be out soon. Just another person requiring another document from the orphanage. You know how it goes. God’s blessings to you and your family!!!~Kim

  3. Thanks for sharing about Left to Tell – I’m going to have to get that! : )

  4. What do you think of Nickle and Dimed? She has a new one out that I’m dying to read. Sure gives you a different perspective on things! 🙂

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