Friday, January 4, 2008

2008 Want To Read List

A new year! And so many books to add to my list that I'm interested in. I'm setting my goal at 30 - 35 books for the year. And this time, I'm going to keep the list in alphabetical order according to title just to see if it makes it any easier to peruse. Now of course, as always, there will be books that I pick up as I go that are not on this list, because really, who can resist titles that draw your attention when at a bookstore or library. As usual, there is just too many books and so little time!

"A Child Called It" by David Pelzer

"Alive" by Piers Paul Reid

"Anna's Story" by Jenna Bush

"A Tendering in the Storm" by Jane Kirkpatrick

"A Wife After God's Own Heart" by Eisabeth George

"Before Green Gables" by Budge Wilson (added Feb/08)

"Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller

"By the Light of a Thousand Stars" by Jamie Langston Turner

"Chasing Fireflies" by Charles Martin

"Chat Room" by Linda Hall

"Coldwater Revival" by Nancy Jo Jenkins

"Come Back" by Claire and Mia Fontaine

"Crimson Eve" by Brandilyn Collins

"Crossing Over - One Woman's Escape from the Amish Life" by Ruth Iren Garrett with Rick Farrant

"Einstein - His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson

"Ever After" by Wendy Loggia

"Fallen" by Matthew Raley

"Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives" by Charles R. Swindoll

"Firstborn Series" by Karen Kinsgury (5 books)

"Full Tilt" by Creston Mapes

"Healing Stones" by Nancy Rue (added Feb/08)

"Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom

"In High Places" by Tom Morrisey

"Into the Deep" by Robert Rogers

"Joan - The Mysterious Life of the Heretic who became a Saint" by Donald Spoto

"Laughing Matters" by Phil Callaway

"Legacy of the King's Pirates" Series by Mary Lou Tydall (3 books)

"Lightposts for Living - The Art of Choosing a Joyful Life" by Thomas Kinkade

"Loving Your Man Without Losing Your Mind" by Susie Davies

"Me, Myself and Bob" by Paul Vischer

"My Heart Remembers" by Kim Vogel Sawyer

"My Heart's in the Lowlands" by Liz Curtis Higgs

"My Name is Russell Fink" by Michael Snyder (added Feb/08)

"Nobody" by Creston Mapes

"Once in a Promised Land" by Laila Halaby

"One Year Off: Leaving it all behind for a round the world journey" by David Elliott Cohen

"Oxygen" by John B. Olson & Randall Ingermanson

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

"Quaker Summer" by Lisa Samson

"Return to Me" by Robin Lee Hatcher

"Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham

"Sins of the Father's" by James Scott Bell

"Smart Women Keep It Simple" by Annie Chapman

"Stori Telling" by Tori Spelling (added March '08)

"Sushi for One?" by Camy Tang

"The Beast That God Has Kissed - Songs from Birch Lake Road" by Charlie Smith

"The Birth Order Book" by Kevin Leman

"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

"The Canopy" by Angela Hunt

"The Character and Greatness of Winston Churchill" by Stephen Mansfield

"The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney" by Randy Singer

"The Excellent Wife" by Martha Peace

"The Debt" by Angela Hunt

"The Diplomat's Wife" by Pam Jenoff

"The Faith of George W. Bush" by Stephen Mansfield

"The Grand Weaver" by Ravi Zacharias

"The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw

"The Last Sin Eater" by Francine Rivers

"The Nativity Story" by Angela Hunt

"The Other Mother" by Gwendolyn Gross

"The Restorer" by Sharon Hinck

"The Salt Garden" by Cindy Martinusen

"The Ten Commandments of Marriage" by Ed Young

"The Unusual Suspect by Stephen Baldwin

"The Zookeeper's Wife" by Dianne Ackerman

"Through the Storm" by Lynn Spears (added Oct. 08)

"Trusting God in a Twisted World" by Elizabeth Elliott

"Twelve Ordinary Men" by John MacArthur

"Under the Overpass" by Mike Yankoski

"Veil of Fire" by Marlo Schalesky

"Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen (added May '08)

"We are All Welcome Here" by Elizabeth Berg

"When Crickets Cry" by Charles Martin

"Winter Birds" by Jamie Langston Turner

"Zero G" by Alton Gansky


Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing your list!

Camy Tang said...

I'm glad my book made it on your list! I hope you like it!

Marlo Schalesky said...

Hope you enjoy Veil of Fire too. Glad it made it to the list. Yay!

:-) Marlo

Rochelle said...

Wow... that's a great list! After you read a Child Called It, you should read the two books that follow it. The first is the best, for lack of a better word, but it's good to read the ending of his story.

Michelle said...

wow what a list!!! will have to slowly look at the list *when I"m not organizing my kitchen!!!*have a great day

Julia Riber Pitt said...

"A Child Called It" was good, "Einstein" was okay (I browsed through it at Barnes & Noble once). I want to read "Once in a Promised Land".

SmilingSally said...

Well, I'm going to be the bearer of bad news. I've read Oxygen and I thought it was dry as toast. I hope you're able to plow through it.

Miss Janet said...

I read the Birth Order Book. I rely on that information almost daily! It really helps when dealing with human beings!

Do you REALLY plan on reading all of those books by the end of the year? Wow!