My 2016 Reading List 1.0
A big part of my goal to live on mission this year is to create a missional education, for my family and for myself.
I’ve always been a big reader. But recently God convicted me that my kids need to see books, specifically the Bible, in my hand more often than my phone. Ouch.
In this stage of life, reading tends to ebb and flow for me. Some days, there are 5 books on my nightstand. Other times, I can’t remember the last time I picked up a book to read that wasn’t part of our homeschool curriculum.
I decided this year I would make a reading list to keep me on track and make reading a bigger part of my life. My goal is to read 2 books per month, one fiction and one non fiction but right now my non fiction list is longer than my fiction. I also joined the Liturgy of Life reading group for the year and I am really excited about the books Erica has picked. You can check out the reading list and join in! On my list, reading selections for the Liturgy of Life group are marked LL.
Here is my 1.0 version of the list. I KNOW there will be revisions and I would love to hear any recommendations you have for me.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah
These is My Words by Nancy Turner
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Silence by Shusaku Endo (LL)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis (LL)
The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis (LL)
Coming Clean by Seth Haines
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Life Giving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson
A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman
Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie
Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey
For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macauly
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
What’s a must read for you this year? I’d love to hear what you are reading/planning to read in the comments.