Friday, December 18, 2009

2010 Book list

Here are the books I am planning to read for 2010:

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Parenting is your highest calling: And eight other myths that trap us in worry and guilt by Leslie Leyland Fields. Can't wait to give a review on this one.

Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against An Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine 

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome and Wanted by Karen Mains

A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George

My Life In France by Julia Child

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Well....it's a start. =)
What are you planning to read this year?? Please share!!

14 comments:

Aimee said...

love your titles! this makes me want to make a list too! and give me that parenting book when you are done :)

Linda said...

I've read a couple on your list - wonderful!
The first book I plan to read is "Honey for a Woman's Heart." Gladys Hunt writes about reading and good books and then gives lists and lists of wonderful reading. I trusted her implicitly with my children and used her book "Honey for a Child's Heart." From there .... I can hardly wait to begin.

Anonymous said...

Great! I'm inspired. I have "Cranford" here at home from the library...a cute little copy and also the audio. We enjoyed the movie "Julie and Julia" and I'd also like to read the "Guernsey Literary.....".

I'd like to have a very small list to read for 2010. My husband and I have been trying to read, out loud "The Love Languages For Children" and Bryan Chappell's "Each For the Other" (a good refresher on marriage from when we were newly married).

My mentor/good friend has loved Kevin Lehman's books including "Sheet Music" as a marriage refresher so I'm interested in those too.

Mary Brooke

Miriam said...

I love Middlemarch. I'm afraid I'm still working on my reading list from 2 years ago...

Cloverland Farm said...

i just made a list of 50 books i want to read before i'm 40...My Life is France is one of them. I've got just over 2 years...gotta get crackin'!

court date tomorrow....nail biting!!!
xoxo

Natalie said...

Wow, you are certainly ambitious! I feel so lame :) My books for 2010- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, A Women's Heart: God's Dwelling Place and as much of The Book as I can. I aim low so I will not be disappointed :)

Rain said...

I will be reading Middlemarch too.
And...
*Walking on Water by Madeline L'engle
*The Poisonwood Bible-Barbara Kingsolver
*Sally Clarkson's new book Dancing With My Father (not out til next month)
*Soul Survivor by Philip Yancey
*Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
*Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
*Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
*Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
*Faithful Women & Their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper
I'm sure there will be more.
I like Cloverland Farm's idea of making a list of 50 books to read before 40 which only gives me a little more than a year.

Children of Eve said...

We just watched the Cranford series last week, I was so sad it ended that now want to read the book!

Anonymous said...

I read the Guernsey book this past summer at the beach and loved it. Open Heart, Open Home is great too--I'd like to read it again. I'll add Middlemarch & Cranford to my list--I did watch the Cranford series and enjoyed it. Thanks for the inspiration to make a more concrete list!
--Sara, a reader who is finally getting around to commenting

TAMI said...

Maybe it was intentional, maybe accidental .... or maybe I just can't figure out a new format, but there's no place to leave a comment on your cookie post.

I made a very similar ginger cookie this year that was fantastic as well. But putting them in that jar is a SUPER GREAT IDEA that I must adopt next year!

Happy eating & Merry Christmas.

Andrea said...

Tami--I turned off comments for the cookie post--isn't it so cute--the cookies in the jar?? Thanks for sharing....andrea

dorothy said...

Wow, cookie baking, an ambitious book list...big difference from last Christmas, PTL! We really enjoyed watching the Cranford series, also. Middlemarch has been on my list for about 20 years now. I think I'm going to have to wait a few more before tackling that one. Let me know how you like it!

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Dorit said...

Love your list and Leslie Leyland Fields look very interesting. Had not heard about her before.

I have lots and lots to read for my teaching and editing, but maybe I should make a very short just-for-my-own-pleasure-and-growth reading list :)

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you!