Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Reading List


What are we doing?

READING

What are we reading?

ALL THE BOOKS!

I'm reading all the books right now. A medieval mystery, an 1800s historical fiction, a super intense fantasy, a book on Christian art, and a book on ditching writing rules. It feels awesome, a regular literary feast of Christmastide.

I love posts this time of year. They're traditional, so I know exactly what I'm going to do. Today's post is the official Lady Bibliophile 2016 Book List. Thanks to Goodreads asking me about several titles, I found that I actually did get over 40 done.

squeeeeeeee 

That makes me so happy. I didn't think that was going to happen.

So pull up a cup of tea and let's chat together.

(list made in not exactly regular orderish.) 

1. The Bells of Paradise, Suzannah Rowntree
2. Lost Lake House, Elisabeth Grace Foley
3. Creating Character Arcs, K.M. Weiland
4. To Get to You, Joanne Bischof
5. Now We Are Six, A. A. Milne
6. The Sparrow Found A House, Jason McIntire
7. Grace Triumphant, Alicia A. Willis
8. Light of the Last, Chuck Black
9. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
10. Fierce Convictions, Karen Swallow Prior
11. Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon
12. Miracles, Eric Metaxas
13. The High Deeds of Finn MacCool, Rosemary Sutcliff
14. The Inheritance, Michael Phillips
15. Flight School, Jason McIntire
16. The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling
17. Visual Theology, Tim Challies and Josh Byers
18. Dear Mr. Knightley, Katherine Reay
19. When We Were Very Young, A. A. Milne
20. Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
21. What is the Gospel? Greg Gilbert
22. A Cast of Stones, Patrick Carr
23. The Bridezilla of Christ, Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin
24. Tintin (vol 5), by Herge
25. A Sparrow in Terezin, Kristy Cambron
26. 20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething Selves
27. Hood, Stephen Lawhead
28. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
29. Tintin (vol 6), by Herge
30. Go Teen Writers, Stephanie Morrill and Jill Williamson
31. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas
32. Uninvited, Lysa TerKeurst
33. Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
34. A Time to Die, Nadine Brandes
35. The Ringmaster's Wife, Kristy Cambron
36. The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope
37. Face to Face, Jayme Hull
38. The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp
39. The Heiress of Winterwood, Sarah E. Ladd
40. Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery
41. Anne of Windy Poplars, L.M. Montgomery

13 nonfiction--that's one for every month, plus an extra. And 28 fiction from a variety of ages, countries, authors, and genres. That sounds about like Schuyler. It was a great year for building up the mental compost.

As for next year's goals, that's all on Tuesday, when we celebrate 5 years of Lady Bibliophile and roll out plans for 2017. Please do join us for lots of cupcakes and bookish chat.

Have an awesome New Year, folkies. God is good, and he's taking good care of us. I know this year has been a challenging one for a lot of folks. I was reminded yesterday of the verse in Nehemiah 8:9 during this holiday season. While it's a slightly different situational context, I think the main thought can apply to life now. It's easy to get sucked into fear and sadness, but I'm going to try to set aside these last two days of 2016 for a time of joyful feasting on the riches of God's love and grace.

May your 2017 be full of bookish delights, and the joy of the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord our God.

6 comments:

  1. Lots of good books there. ^_^ And I loved your last paragraph about Nehemiah 8:9. That's so true--it's healthy to set aside time to focus on the good.

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    1. It is indeed. Then we don't obsess with perfect, because God is doing so many things for us in spite of our imperfections. <3

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  2. Sounds like a lot of books! Good for you!

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  3. Let me know if you liked Our Mutual Friend by Dickens. My favorite of his books is Little Dorrit, before that it was Bleak House and before that Great Expectations.

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    1. I did enjoy Our Mutual Friend! Great Expectations is my favorite, probably followed by Little Dorrit and Bleak House--we like similar titles! :)

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