Sunday, December 9, 2012

Reading List

Time for a new reading list! I just finished reading the 4th book in the Fallen series. It's called Rapture. I liked it! It wasn't an absolute favorite, but I like the series as a whole a lot. But it got me fired up again about reading! I've been so busy lately that I just haven't thought much about reading. So I've updated my reading list and here are a couple that are on there!

Young Adult Fiction: This is one of my favorite genres. I can't handle the really steamy stuff, like the 50 shades books. I just can't do it. It's not my thing. But I really enjoy love stories, so young adult books tend to really fit my need for a love story without having anything that leaves me super embarrassed. A couple from this genre I'd like to read are: Falling for Hamlet, a modern-day retelling of the Shakespeare story; Daughter of Smoke & Bone, a fantasy kind of story; If I Stay, which I was drawn to because apparently it has lots of emphasis on music; Reached, the 3rd and final book in the Matched series; The Elite, the 2nd book in The Selection series; Pandemonium, the 2nd book in the Delirium series. Can you tell I love reading books in a series?

Adult Fiction: I like reading adult fiction as well as young adult fiction. I just tend to be more choosy about it, because like I said, I can get embarrassed. I have had The Night Circus on my reading list for so long now and it's just getting ridiculous that I haven't read it. It's going to be my next read. I also would like to read Shadow of Night, which is the 2nd book in the Discovery of Witches series, which I loved! I also want to read Signs of Life, although it isn't fiction. It's a memoir. It looks like it'll be really sad because it's about a young woman whose husband dies when she is pregnant, but I still want to try it!

Chick Lit: This is one genre that I go to when I need an escape from reality. I don't want to be challenged or in any way thought-provoked, so I go for something easy and quick. Some books in this genre that I'd like to read are: Heart of the Matter because I love Emily Giffin, Miranda's Big Mistake, I've Got Your Number and What Alice Forgot.

Non-Fiction or Parenting: I do enjoy reading non-fiction books as well. Even if I don't 100% agree with everything, it interests me to read different people's perspectives on life and on parenting and things like that. I always enjoy being challenged in my thinking. I'd love to read The Five Love Languages of Children because I think learning me & Lew's love language with each other was important & it can be just as important to understand our children's. I'd also like to read Dinner: A Love Story, about a family that emphasize the importance of a regular family dinner. Also on my list are Bringing up Bebe, about French parenting; The Happiness Project & Happier at Home, both written by a woman just trying to focus on the things that really matter; Teach Your Children Well, the idea of authentic parenting is appealing to me; and then finally Give Them Grace and Shepherding a Child's Heart, which are both about parenting with the love of Jesus.

Christian: I love to read Christian books & challenge myself with these wonderful thinkers as well! It's always encouraging and challenging to grow in these areas with these authors. I'd love to read Road Trip, Girl Talk and Make Over by Jennifer  Hatmaker. I love her as an author. She's so authentic and really funny! I'm currently reading her book 7 as well & I love it! I would also like to re-read a lot of Lee Strobel's books. When I was younger, I read a lot of Elizabeth George books and I would love to read her books on parenting: A Mom After God's Own Heart and Raising a Daughter After God's Own Heart. I would also like to read The Law of Happiness by Henry Cloud. I read his Boundaries book and found it to be incredibly helpful in my life! I think this one would be just as good!

So there's a lot of the books on my list. There are more and you can find them on my Amazon wish lists (I have one general wish list and then one wish list that includes the books that are available to check out at my local library) or on my Goodreads to-read bookshelf!

Do you have any suggestions for me based on what it looks like I like to read?

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