Last year, I set a goal to read 30 books. I ended up reading 36! This year, my goal is set at 36...hoping I blow it out of the water! Here are a few books I'm wanting to read this year:
Mornings on Horseback by David McCulloch
Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman,
this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by
recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood:
an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon
household in which he was raised.
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she
unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she
has come to call her family.
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a
refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists
that don't work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors
God's love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator
for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give
it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and
spiritually motivated children.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamante
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief
and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of
Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.
in Dinah's voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of
ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story
of the mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of
Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through
childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land.
Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and
creates an intimate connection with the past.
There are quite a few more that I want to read. I just need to find time to read between cleaning, cooking, parenting, homeschooling, etc!