August 4th, 2012
A few updates!
1) I reached the halfway mark! Enjoy this belly picture because it’s probably one of the only ones you’ll get.
2) We got to see Baby J on Tuesday… AND IT’S A GIRL! Name is already picked, but secret! So don’t even ask! Actually the boy name is also picked but, again, it’s a secret! We’ll be saving it if we ever have a boy.
3) I have been a reading machine this year. I know that I was so reluctant to get an e-reader, but seriously, it’s awesome. I have it with me all the time so whenever I have a few minutes, I just pick it up and read. I can also read from my computer and my phone in case I don’t have my Kindle with me.
Here’s my 2012 Completed Books list so far:
Character Counts by Os Guinness
The Fellowship of the King by Liam Goligher
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl who played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
World Without End by Ken Follett (the sequel to Pillars of the Earth)
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Girl of the Limberlost By Gene Stratton-Porter
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Forever by Paul Tripp
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Hood by Stephen Lawhead
Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead
Tuck by Stephen Lawhead
Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset
A Case for Civility by Os Guinness
Life of Pi by Yann Mantel
Can you tell it’s been to hot for me to lug my preggo body on a run?! I’m working through the entire Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy. It is really good, but it’s a slower read, so I read it in between books and then take a break to read other things so I don’t get burnt out. I did read the Deborah Harkness books twice because I flew through them and wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I highly recommend them if you like vampire/witch literature.
I’m heading to the beach on the 11th and you all know I love to read on vacation. A few years ago I asked for book suggestions, and from those suggestions I picked Pillars of the Earth, which was phenomenal!
So I’m asking again! The Poisonwood Bible got a lot of recommendations so that’s on the list. Also, my little brother said Room was a must-read and that’s on my list. I have a few parenting books that I’d like to read as well (Parenting by God’s Promises by Beeke and Shepherding a Child’s Heart by T. Tripp). But I’m not really in a rush because I have plenty of time for those.
So, friends, what books do I need to add to my beach reading list?