10 Books I Want to Read

oh, book lists. they kill me.

the problem with book lists is that you have to narrow things down to an actual manageable list. I have problems with decision making, especially when it comes to rather minuscule things like milkshake flavor, hot or iced coffee, and which books to put on my book list.

Nevertheless, I have decided to narrow the list down to 10 books I want to read. This next fact should be rather obvious, but I feel I must include it because of the nature of the online world:

I have never read any of these books. Thus, this post cannot be considered a full endorsement.

Please use your general good judgment when reading anything you read. Always filter things through Scripture and you’ll be all set.

That being said, here are 10 {technically 12} books I want to read:

  1. On Writing Well || William Zinsser || A classic book for writers, I think I should have read this a long time ago.
  2. All The Light We Cannot See || Anthony Doerr || I’ve seen this recommended by several people – most recently, Andrea.
  3. Real Love for Real Life || Andi Ashworth || I recently read this interview with the author, so it made my short list.
  4. For the Love ||Jen Hatmaker || I’ve read 7, so naturally this is on my list as well.
  5. Word-Filled Women’s Ministry || Gloria Furman & Kathleen B. Nielson || a compiled book that seems like gold for any church women’s ministry.
  6. The Kingdom Trilogy || David Mains || I’ve heard these recommended multiple times by homeschooling mamas.
  7. The Hidden Art of Homemaking |Edith Schaeffer || this has been on my to-read list ever since girltalk did an online book club with it.
  8. Cold Tangerines || Shauna Niequist || because Bread & Wine made me laugh, cry & salivate.
  9. Life Together || Dietrich Bonhoeffer || because Susanna just recommended it.
  10. The Valley of Vision || Arthur Bennett || every quote I’ve read from these books has been gold.

& this is the one I want to color. just for fun.

I have a few of these on request at my library. I’m debating about ordering 3, 5, or 10 because I’ve been sitting on a $15 amazon gift card {from swagbucks – woot!} for such a time as this. But the thrill of just having an amazon gift card at my disposal is just so lovely that I don’t know if it’s worth spending.

Remember at the beginning of this post when I was talking about being indecisive?
My, how we’ve come full circle.

So books. There are 10 I want to read.
What’s on your “To Read” list?


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  1. Candace says:

    This looks like a fantastic list. I have a tough time narrowing down the books I want to read too. There are stacks anxiously awaiting me throughout my house. I’m in the middle of For the Love and it’s fantastic. I recently bought On Writing Well but haven’t started it yet. I’m looking forward to that one.
    Thanks for posting on Facebook for our Allume group to find each other. It will be my first time attending this year. I’m so excited :)!

  2. Christa says:

    my first time too, Candace!! I haven’t taken time to think about it too much yet, but each time I do I get SO excited!! I’ve only heard good things from attendees! 😀

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