Oh I love January book posts. I love seeing how much of the written word is being devoured each year – it gives me hope for the future. I love getting inspiration for books that I need to taste myself.
I’d love to join in with long, luxurious lists of books that I read in my free time last year or the plans I have for reading no less than two books a day for the next year.
Let’s be serious folks.
True, there are some great works I’d love to tackle this year, but I’d also just like to finish a few of the pile of books around my bed.
So for this year I share my inspiring list of “Books I Need to Finish (or at least start) for 2013” taken directly from a stack of books near my bed:
- Orthodoxy and Heretics by GK Chesterton
- A Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit (This has been on my shelf for about 4 years now)
- The Sword of the Lady, The High King of Montival, The Tears of the Sun by S.M. Stirling
- Island in the Sea of Time and Conquistador by S.M. Stirling
- At least 3 books in the Discworld series
- Just about every book in the Harry Dresden series (this and the above to get my husband off my back)
- Most of my Collected Works of C.S. Lewis
- At least 3 books in the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Series by Anne Perry
And of course a list of books I’ve been meaning to read (or reread) but haven’t made it to the bedside yet:
- The Lord of the Ring Trilogy... haven’t actually sat down and read them all since Junior High
- The Hobbit
- Signs of Life by Scott Hahn … Protestants ask you “Have you been saved?” Catholics ask you “Have you read Signs of Life?” (p.s. Sarah O. this was on my list before you published yours and it just made me laugh)
- Brideshead Revisited
- Bring in to the Table by Wendall Berry
- Book 2 and 3 of the Kristin Lavransdattir series
- Finish the Little Britches collection by Ralph Moody
Of course no booklist would be complete without a little sharing of last years books so I give you a few of my favorites.
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin
- Little Britches by Ralph Moody
- The Art of the Commonplace by Wendell Berry
- Radical Homemaker by Shannon Hayes
- Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Go Here to see my list of books I’ll probably reread at some point this year.