What I’m Reading

2021 Book List

Currently Reading:

      12 Faithful Women: Portraits of Steadfast Endurance by [Melissa Kruger, Kristen Wetherell, Betsy Howard, Catherine Parks, Courtney Reissig, Abigail Dodds, Christine Hoover, K.A. Ellis, Irene Sun, Rebecca VanDoodewaard]       It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by [Mark Wolynn]



2020 Book List

    The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done by [Kendra Adachi, Emily P. Freeman]









Christian Life


Parenting and Child Development


Personal Health and Development

Bible Study, Theology, and Apologetics



  1. Do more Better- Tim Challies
  2. Childwise- Gary Ezzo
  3. Don’t Make Me Count to Three- Ginger Hubbard
  4. Refresh- Gary and Shona Murray
  5. The Unfolding Mystery- Edmund Clowney
  6. Masterpiece – Francine Rivers
  7. Liturgy of the Ordinary- Tish Harrison Warren
  8. How To Talk So Little Children Will Listen -Joanna Faber and Julie King
  9. The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
  10. Putting Amazing Back into Grace- Michael Horton
  11. I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me
  12. The Core – Leigh Bortins
  13. The Penderwicks Jeanne Birdsall
  14. A Little Princess- Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. Nothing to Prove- Jennie Allen
  16. Parenting – Paul David Tripp
  17. The Read-Aloud Family- Sarah Mackenzie
  18. Teaching From Rest- Sarah Mackenzie
  19. Hints on Child Training- H. Clay Trumbull
  20. Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting- Derek Prince
  21. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire- Jim Cymbala
  22. Treasures of the Snow- Patricia St. John

Read Aloud to Sophie (age 3.5)

  • Mercy Watson to the Rescue – Kate DiCamillo
  • Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride – Kate DiCamillo
  • Eugenia Lincoln Gets an Unexpected Package – Kate DiCamillo
  • Nate the Great- Marjorie Weinman Shermat
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle- Beverly Clearly
  • Mouse and Charlie-Laurel Snyder
  • Charlotte’s Web


  1. Making the Terrible Twos Terrific- John Rosemond
  2. Jesus Continued- JD Greear
  3. The Life-giving Home- Sally Clarkson
  4. In My Father’s House- Corrie ten Boom
  5. The Women of Easter- Liz Curtis Higgs
  6. Hillbilly Elegy- JD Vance
  7. None Like Him- Jen Wilkin
  8. The Sorcerer’s Stone- JK Rowling
  9. The Chamber of Secrets- JK Rowling
  10. Sensible Shoes- Sharon Garlough Brown
  11. The Prisoner of Azkaban- JK Rowling
  12. The Goblet of Fire- JK Rowling
  13. The Order of the Phoenix- JK Rowling
  14. The Hidden Art of Homemaking- Edith Schaeffer
  15. The Half-Blood Prince- JK Rowling
  16.  The Deathly Hollows- JK Rowling
  17. The Giver- Lois Lowry
  18. Abide in Christ- Andrew Murray


  1. Baby Knows Best- Deborah Solomon
  2. The Scarlet Pimpernel- Baroness Orczy
  3. For the Love- Jen Hatmaker
  4. Year of No Sugar- Eve O Schaub
  5. Babywise Book Two and Toddler wise – Gary Enzo
  6. The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems- Tracy Hogg
  7. Because He Loves Me. Elyse Fitzpatrick
  8. Hiding Place- Corrie ten Boom
  9. Do More Better- Tim Challies
  10. Letters to My Daughters- Barbara Rainey
  11. For the Children’s Sake : Foundations of Education for Home and School – Susan Schaeffer Macauley
  12. The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our mind
  13. Transforming grace: Jerry bridges
  14. The power of habit: Charles Duhigg
  15. Shepherding a Child’s Heart-  Tedd Tripp
  16. Out of the Silent Planet- CS Lewis (audio)
  17. Habits of Grace Dave Mathis
  18. The Magicians Nephew- CS Lewis (audio)
  19. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart- JD Greear (audio)
  20. First We Have Coffee- Margaret Jensen
  21. Fervent- Priscilla Shirer (audio)
  22. Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full- Gloria Furman
  23. Oh Crap! Potty Training- Jamie glowicki
  24. Reason for God- Tim Keller
  25. 100 Cupboard- ND Wilson
  26. Dandelion Fire- ND Wilson
  27. Uninvited- Lysa TerKeurst
  28. PollyAnna- Eleanor H. Porter
  29. A Loving Life-Paul Miller
  30. Adopted for Life-  Russell Moore 


  1. Baby Wise I and II- Gary Enzo
  2. The Baby Whisperer- Tracy Hogg
  3. The Best Yes- Lysa TerKeurst
  4. Women of the Word- Jen Wilkin
  5. Live like a Narnian- Joe Rigney
  6. Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood- Melissa Kruger
  7. Classical Christian Education- Douglas Wilson
  8. From Fear to Freedom- Rose Marie Miller
  9. 1000 Gifts- Ann Voskamp
  10. Your God is Too Small- JB Phillips
  11. The Hardest Peace- Kara Tippets
  12. Read Aloud Handbook- Jim Trelease
  13. Adventures in Prayer- Catherine Marshall
  14. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up- Marie Kondo
  15. The Envy of Eve -Melissa Kruger
  16. Spiritual Mothering- Susan Hunt
  17. The Hiding Place- Corrie ten Boom
  18. Don’t Make Me Count to Three- Ginger Hubbard
  19. Praying the Bible- Donald Whitney
  20. Total Money Makeover- Dave Ramsey
  21. What Alice Forgot- Lianne Moriarty
  22. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy- JRR Tolkien  (again)


  1. The House of Hades- Rick Riordan
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking- Susan Cain
  3. The Hobbit- JRR Tolkien
  4.  Insurgent- Veronica Roth
  5. The Wonder of Words and the Power of God- edited by J. Piper and J. Taylor
  6. Interstellar Pig- William Sleater
  7.  A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’Engle
  8. A Wind in the Door- Madeline L’Engle
  9.  A Swiftly Tilting Planet- Madeline L’Engle
  10. Crazy Busy- Kevin DeYoung
  11. Every Good Endeavor- Tim Keller
  12. Many Waters- Madeline L’Engle
  13. The Book of Three- Lloyd Alexander
  14. The Black Cauldron- Lloyd Alexander
  15. The Castle of Llyr- Lloyd Alexander
  16. The Warden and the Wolf King- Andrew Peterson
  17. Taran Wanderer- LLoyd Alexander
  18. The High King- LLoyd Alexander
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- JK Rowling
  20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone- JK Rowling
  21. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- JK Rowling
  22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire- JK Rowling
  23. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- JK Rowling
  24. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- JK Rowling
  25. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- JK Rowling
  26. The Help- Kathryn Stockett
  27. Eat This Book- Eugene Peterson
  28. The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett
  29.  The Gifts of the Child Christ and Other Stories and Fairy Tales- George MacDonald
  30. The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Chris in the Old Testament – Edmund Clowney
  31. The Fellowship of the Ring- JRR Tolkein
  32. The Two Towers- JRR Tolkein
  33. The Return of the King- JRR Tolkein
  34. On Becoming Babywise- Gary Ezzo and Robert Buckham
  35. Great With Child- Debra Rienstra
  36. Bringing Up Bebe- Pamela Druckerman
  37.  How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting- Mei-Ling Hopgood
  38. Little Women- Louisa May Alcott
  39. For Women Only- Shaunti Feldhahn
  40. The Philosophy of Tolkein- Peter Kreeft
  41. Harriet the Spy- Louise Fitzhugh
  42. Bebé Day by Day- Pamela Druckerman
  43. Born to Run- Chris McDougall
  44. The Big Over Easy- Jasper Fforde


Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte

Case for a Creator- Lee Strobel
Questioning Evangelism- Randy Newman

Current Issues
Amusing Ourselves to Death- Neil Postman

Adolescent Lit.
Monster in the Hollows- Andrew Peterson
North! Or Be Eaten- Andrew Peterson
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness- Andrew Peterson
Divergent- Veronica Roth
The Mark of Athena- Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune- Rick Riordan
Inheritance- Christopher Paolini
Artemis Fowl- Eoin Colfer

Marriage, Family, and Relationships
Don’t Make Me Count to Three- Ginger Plowman
Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti- Bill and Pam Farrel
Bringing up Bébé- Pamela Drukerman
Boundaries With Teens- John Townsend
Boundaries- Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Personal Growth
Feminine Appeal- Carolyn Mahaney
Nothing Is Impossible With God- Rose Marie Miller
The Envy of Eve- Melissa Kruger
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness- Tim Keller


12. The Lost Hero- Rick Riordan
11. A Praying Life- Paul Miller
10. Ink Heart- Cornelia Funke
9. Holes-Louis Sachar
8. To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
7. Monster in the Hollows- Andrew Peterson
6. The Mother Tongue- Bill Bryson
5. North! Or Be Eaten- Andrew Peterson
4. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness- Andrew Peterson
3. Your Money Counts- Howard Dayton
2. The Meaning of Marriage- Tim Keller
1. The Gifts of the Child Christ and Other Stories and Fairy Tales- George MacDonald (read some, but not all of his short stories)


28. One Thousand Gifts- Ann Voskamp
27. Changes that Heal- Henry Cloud
26. Raggamuffin Gospel- Brennan Manning
25. From Fear to Freedom- Rose Marie Miller
24. Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
23. Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
22. The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
21. A Praying Life- Paul Miller
20. Brisngr- Christoper Paolini
19. Eldest- Christopher Paolini
18. Eragon- Christopher Paolini
17. Cesar’s Way- Cesar Millan
16. Hinds Feet on High Places- Hannah Hurnard
15. Green- Ted Dekker
14. White- Ted Dekker
13. Red- Ted Dekker
12. Black- Ted Dekker
11. Prodigal God- Tim Keller
10. That Hideous Strength- CS Lewis
9. Perelandra- CS Lewis
8. Out of the Silent Planet- CS Lewis
7. Heaven on Earth-Stephen Nichols
6. Freedom of Simplicity- Richard Foster
5. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves- Lynne Truss
4. The War of Art-Steven Pressfield
3. Blue Like Jazz- Donald Miller
2. Loving People- Dr. John Townsend
1. How People Grow- Drs. Henry Cloud & James Townsend