Mindy’s Good Reads 2014

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Two years ago a pastor friend posted a list of books he’d read that year.  It was inspiring.  I thought I should post my list too –  except, ummm… I had only read two books that year (2012).  I was appalled.  Utterly appalled.  I swore I would do better.  I started a book club – Thank you for keeping me reading Thirsty Girls!  I kept my book in the car for when I had an extra hour at soccer practice.  I limited the time I spent on Facebook.  I started reading at night instead of scrolling on my gadget.

I am so happy to share with you the books I have read in 2014 (and a few from the end of 2013).  If I don’t like them, I don’t finish them, so if they made the list then I generally liked them!

GOOD READS 2014 (alphabetical)

Nonfiction:

An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff (true story, street kid changes her life)

Big God: What Happens When We Trust Him? by Britt Merrick (Hebrews)

Called Out of the Darkness by Anne Rice (autobiography)

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung (life management)

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (how vulnerability transforms us)

Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity and The Things We Made Up by Francis Chan. (doctrine)

Gifted Hands by Ben Carson (autobiography)

Gods At War by Kyle Idleman (idolatry)

Live Faithfully: A Study of James by Heitzig and Rose (James study)

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (thankfulness)

Radical by David Platt (Christian living)

The Beauty of Broken by Elisa Morgan (autobiography)

The Magnificent Obsession by Anne Graham Lotz (Abraham)

Unglued by Lisa Terkeurst (emotional control)

Wired That Way: The Comprehensive Personality Plan by Marita Littauer.

Fiction & Young Adult:

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Running Dream by Wendelin VanDraanen (YA)

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Wonder by R.J. Palacio (YA)

Comment and tell me your favorite books from this year!  I’d love to hear from you.

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