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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Year in Books: 2013

1. Letters to Karen (Charlie W. Shedd)
2. Holiness by Grace (Bryan Chappell)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)*
4. Catching Moondrops (Jennifer Erin Valent): second time*
5. Letters to Philip (Charlie W. Shedd)
6. The Raven Saint (M. L. Tyndall): second time
7. One Thousand Gifts 60-Day Devotional (Ann Voskamp)
8. The God I Love (Joni Eareckson Tada)*
9. Charlotte's Web (E. B. White)*
10. A Novel Idea (various Christian fiction authors)*
11. Joni and Ken (Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada)*
12. Twelve Extraordinary Women (John MacArthur)
13. Not My Will (Francena H. Arnold)*
14. Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved (Doris Van Stone, Erwin W. Lutzer)
15. The Last Valentine (Michael W. Pratt)
16. Freckles (Gene Stratton-Porter)*
17. A Severe Mercy (Sheldon Vanauken)*
18. A Walk With Jane Austen (Lori Smith)
19. The Five Love Languages (Gary Chapman)
20. Roses for Mama (Janette Oke)*
21. They Called Her Mrs. Doc (Janette Oke)
22. A Man Called Peter (Catherine Marshall): second time*
23. Real Spirit (American Girl publication)
24. Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
25. Beezus and Ramona (Beverly Cleary)
26. Little Men (Louisa May Alcott)*
27. Emily Climbs (L. M. Montgomery): third time*
28. Emily's Quest (L. M. Montgomery): third time*
29. A Quiet Place in a Crazy World (Joni Eareckson Tada)
30. The Story Girl (L. M. Montgomery)*
31. The Art of Teaching (Gilbert Highet)
32. Veil of Pearls (M. L. Tyndall)
33. The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin)
34. The Better Christmas (Hight C. Moore)
35. The Greatest Gift (Ann Voskamp)*
36. Various books for school

Favorites [I intend to reread]=*

Yes, I turned crinkly pages and inhaled the scent of old books. I tucked them into my book bag and under my arm. I carried them to wooden swings and gazebos. I set them on the seat beside me on car rides and strained my eyes late into the night in my bed. I carefully arranged them on bookcases and then stacked more on desks and in corners. I forced myself to read one book on my kindle, and I'll admit, it wasn't as horrifying an experience as I had anticipated. . . But it came awfully close :) I'm just old-fashioned like that. And I love it.
Goal for 2014: At least 40 books


Tarissa said...

That's a wonderful list of books you read this past year! The Emily books from LMM are just lovely... pure poetry sometimes!

Emily said...

Thank you, Tarissa! Definitely--they truly are like poetry; I could never, ever tire of them :)