2013 Reading List

In January 2013, I set a goal of reading at least one book a month. I am excited to report that this is one resolution that I did keep. I am always on the hunt for a good read, so I thought I would share with you what I read.

Sidebar...our living room bookshelf needs some serious help this year. I want to either paint a splash of color behind it or put wallpaper behind it. It desperately needs some love. 

Without further ado...My 2013 Reading List...

  • Love Does / Bob Goff / Good easy read. Love that he loves Young Life. 

  • Sparkly Green Earrings / Melanie Shankle / So good! Fun light read that a friend recommended. I was skeptical of all the bloggers turning book authors, but they are almost always my favorite books.

  • 1,000 Gifts / Ann Voskamp / I had read this once already, but wanted a refresher. I her blog as well. It makes me cry almost every time I read it.

  • Desperate / Sarah Mae / I was surprised and pleased to fine this at my library, but its also only $2.99 on the kindle right now. This is a great read for a mom that is tired and worn down, which is the way I feel a good bit of the time. 

  • Gone Girl / Gillian Flynn / Perhaps I should add more fiction to the docket because this was the perfect summer read. I could barely put it down. 

  • Bread and WineShauna Niequist / Also, only $2.99 on the kindle! Fun, easy read. The hard thing for me was dinner is not the easiest time for us now with a crazy toddler that would like the meal to last approximately 5 minutes or less, but still some good take aways. 

  • A Year of Biblical Womanhood / Rachel Held Evans / Fun summer read, too. This girl takes parts of the Bible and tries to follow all of the commands to a T and it is highly entertaining. $2.99 on the kindle...sheesh...lots of books on sale! I checked this out from the library though...

  • Letters to a Young Life Leader / Bob Mitchell / This is a great book for a young life leader...committee...friend of young life...I love Bob Mitchell - he is a legend. 

  • Carry On, Warrior / Glennon Melton / Really enjoyed the book by a great blogger. I am with E though. I agreed with most of the things she says, but not all...

  • Kisses From Katie / Katie J. Davis / This was a spontaneous add which I read over Christmas break. I love love loved it. I am so inspired by this girl and her guts. 
So there is my reading list round up! Any thoughts? Did you read any of these? Anything you would suggest for 2014? 

Alright, peace out. Time to enjoy the 9 degree New England winter and 2 feet of snow...


  1. Great list! Looks like we read lots of the same books, but you definitely gave me some ideas for 2014 too! :)

    1. Ditto to you! Thanks for sharing your list.

  2. If you are looking to add more fiction that are hard to put down.... read The Fault In Our Stars by John Greene!

    1. Yes! I heard that was good...thanks Megan!


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