Last year I took a break from having a designated reading resolution for the year like I had done in 2013 and 2014, but I’ve decided to revive the challenge for 2016. Instead of having set genres to read, however, I’ve decided instead to read one book recommended to me by family members and close friends. In doing so, I hope to better my understanding and appreciation for each individual by reading something that he or she enjoyed or found significant in some way.
I also hope to revive this blog by posting regular reading updates, as I’ve sadly neglected it these past 6 months as I embarked upon yet another new teaching position at yet another new school. But I’ve settled into the world of First Grade by now, so expect to see more regular posts from me from now on.
Without further ado, the list:
- John (husband) – Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
- Mom – The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
- Dad – The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier by Scott Zesch
- Loveta (mother-in-law) – Living Jesus by Randy Harris
- John Sr. (father-in-law) – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
- Tom (brother) – The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Julie (sister) – Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
- Ken (brother) – Anthem by Ayn Rand
- Kalyn (sister-in-law) – Years by Lavyrle Spencer
- BJ (brother-in-law) – The Mystic Way of Evangelism by Elaine Heath
- Donia (friend) – The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
- Rebecca (friend) – Trinity: Military War Dog by Ronie Kendig
With 12 books on the list, I hope to read one per month.
Happy New Year!