Book List for 2013

My 2013 Book List is quite extensive, in fact it would be a miracle if I read every book on it (there are over 100 books on my list :). So I have narrowed down my list to the top 25 books that I am most excited to read this year. Here they are...

Motherhood/Parenting

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Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp- I'm super excited to read this one as part of our Titus 2 Woman's Book club at church. Unfortunately this one isn't scheduled for this fall, I may have to read it before then!
Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

Desperate by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae- Sally Clarkson is my absolute favorite author/mentor when it comes to motherhood, and I enjoy Sarah Mae's blog and other ebooks she has written.

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Hope for the Weary Mom by Brook McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker- I was able to get this a free Kindle download last year and have been looking forward to reading it since.
 

Mindsets for Moms by Jamie Martin
Her other book Steady Days was a favorite read last year as it helped me establish a routine and purpose for my days. I'm excited to read this one too.
Marriage

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The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller- I have heard a lot of good things about this book, so I am eager to read it for myself.

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Helper by Design by Elyse Fitzpatrick- I have enjoyed her two books that I have read so far.

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The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man- on Purpose and With a Plan by Kathi Lipp- always looking for more ways to be intentional in showing Brett love and respect.

Biographies

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Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong

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In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham- I have wanted to read this for SO LONG. Last year I was thrilled when it was Kindle freebie on day. This couple was from a small down outside of Kansas City, so there story was all over the news locally when she finally returned home.

Learning at Home

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The Well- Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had by Susan Wise Bauer- I have been interested in learning more about classical education, and was recommended this book as a starting point.

Food Choices, Health and Well being

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French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billon- I have heard a lot about this book so I'm excited to read it.

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The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother's Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America's Food Supply and What Every Family Can do to Protect Itself by Robyn O'Brien - I'm pretty sure this book is going to confirm why I'm trying to eliminate processed foods and sugar from our diet.

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Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way to Health by Gene Stone

Spiritual Growth

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7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker- the aspiring minimalist in me is intrigued by this read.

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Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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Feeding Your Soul: A Quiet Time Handbook by Jean Fleming- I really enjoyed her book A Mother's Heart.

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Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions- by Lysa Terkeurst- I might be prone to becoming unglued when things don't work out the way I plan them to ;)

Fiction

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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty- A lot of people have or are reading this, so I though why not?

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Kindred Spirits by Sara Strohmeyer- This book has also been on my radar for a while. It's about a group of women who met as PTA moms and have stayed close friends throughout the years. My mom has a close group of friends (5 women) that met as PTA moms back when my brother was in first grade. They met together once a month for dinner.

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The Help by Kathyrn Stockett- I have wanted to read this for a LONG time.

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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

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The House at Riverton by Kate Morton- I have heard a lot of really good things about Kate Morton and these two books were recommended readings of her work.

Random Non-Fiction

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can's Stop Talking by Susan Cain- Doesn't the title make your smile?

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The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney

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Happier at Home By Gretchen Rubin- I read The Happiness Project last year and am looking forward to reading this too.

 

Kara  – (January 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM)  

Great looking list. I have heard about the Karen Morton books too! Let me know what you think!

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