books in the queue: 2012

It’s uncanny how books clamor to be read, filling out my list of books for 2012.  Even now, they’re arguing amongst themselves  about who gets to go next.  They’re jealous because I’ve spent all of January on the gargantuan saga The Mists of Avalon, a retelling of the Arthurian legends from the women’s points of view.

It’s shaping up to be a good year:

1. The Barefoot Sisters: Southbound, by Lucy and Susan Letcher

2. Sacred Influence, by Gary Thomas

3. The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley

4. In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom, by Qanta Ahmed

5. The Eve Tree: A Novel, by Rachel Devenish Ford

6. Family Friendly Farming, by Joel Salatin

7. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins

8. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins

9. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

10. Emma, by Jane Austen

11. Bringing It to the Table, by Wendell Berry

12. The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mingestu

13. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese

14. The Eternal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

15. The Connected Child, by Karyn Purvis, et al.

16. Anthem, by Ayn Rand

17. When Helping Hurts, by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett

18. Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning, by Oliver DeMille, et al.

19. Every Body Matters, by Gary Thomas

20. The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale

21. Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity and Writing, by and/or others by L.L. Barkat

22. Doctrine, by Mark Driscoll

23. Hinds’ Feet on High Places, by Hannah Hurnard

What books will shape your year?  My list is already long, but if I had to add just one more book, what do you think it should be?

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    • Myra
    • January 27th, 2012

    You’ve got 2 Gary Thomas books on here. Have you read _Sacred Marriage_? If so, did you like it? I’ve been wanting to read it (we have it but haven’t read it).

      • clbeyer
      • January 27th, 2012

      I like what I’ve read of _Sacred Marriage_ (maybe the first quarter). I always think Gary Thomas cuts to the heart of whatever issues he tackles without wasting time on peripheral to-do lists.

  1. I love Hinds Feet on High Places… it is a classic in our home. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

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