Thursday, September 5, 2013

twenty-five books



I'm setting a new goal (see #9 and #10 on my post 10 ways to procrastinate): 
Read twenty-five books while I'm twenty-five. 

At first I thought it was a small number considering my love for reading. But I'm also working on reading the entire Bible cover to cover. And I'm a full time student, so I think 25 is pushing my time, but not so crazy that it is completely out of reach. You know what I mean?

I turn twenty-five in one week, so I need to compile a list of books. That's where my blog reader's come in. I need recommendations. Give me whatever you have. Series, fiction, non-fiction, poems, how-to... I want it all!


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  1. The Barbarian Way - Erwin McManus
    Interrupted - Jen Hatmaker
    The Discipline of Grace - Jerry Bridges
    The Next Generation Leader - Andy Stanley
    Visioneering - Andy Stanley
    Co. Aytch - Sam Watkins
    The Awakening - Kate Chopin

    That's what I can think of off the top of my head...

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  2. Lindsey WesterfieldSeptember 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    If you like fiction I can send you my "recently read" list from Amazon... What are some books you've liked recently? That'll help me tweak the list to you!

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  3. Okay... this isn't a book, but...
    Kate's Stopping Spree. www.stoppingspree.com
    This is a blog about a young, local, HS English teacher with a spending problem. And how she decided to stop this problem by freezing ALL unnecessary spending for a year! This is 12 months worth of fairly regular blogging. You get to know her like you would any character from a book and before you know it you are rooting her on in her efforts. Once the 12 months is up you go through that same book-ended mourning period.
    I think you will be interested in this because paying off debt and getting your finances in order is something that you are currently focusing on. She also blogs about craft projects and gardening and hanging out with friends and family (all of which she manages to do for free!)
    So will you find this at Barnes and Noble? No. But it is written by a HS English teacher and is a very good, informative, life changing read.

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  4. pretty much ANYTHING by madeleine l'engle, but especially:
    -two part invention
    -a circle of quiet
    -walking on water ** !!!! *** !!!!

    also if you haven't read:
    LOVE DOES by bob goff
    A MILLION MILES IN A THOUSAND YEARS by Donald miller
    THE PURSUIT OF GOD by a. w. tozer

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    1. Awesome! Love Does was already on my list, but two MORE people have recommended it now. :)

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  5. To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Outsiders
    Superfudge
    Holes
    Crime and Punishment
    McTeague

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    1. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorites! Remember, I want to name a child and/of animal Scout? :)
      Thanks for all the other ideas!

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  6. Oh, and The Hunger Games! Duh!

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    1. I've read the first and second, the third is on my 25 list!!

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  7. The Perks of Being a Wall Flower
    A Visit from the Goon Squad

    (I have both if you need them!)

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  8. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini! It's about the suffering of two women during the Taliban take over in Afghanistan. I just read it and couldn't resist the opportunity to reccomend it!

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    1. I have another book by the same author, The Kite Runner! I've never read either, but I'm adding yours to my list. Thanks Kaitee!

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  9. A Year of Biblical Womanhood, by Rachel Held Evans. I want to read this book too. Heard great things.

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    1. My aunt Sarah suggested this too! I've seen it in bookstores and always been interested! Thanks!

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  10. Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
    Redeeming Love
    One Thousand Gifts
    The Excellent Wife {although you already are;)}
    Bloom
    I'll keep thinking...that's not a book, just saying. :)

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  11. Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
    Redeeming Love
    One Thousand Gifts
    The Excellent Wife {although you already are;)}
    Bloom
    I'll keep thinking...that's not a book, just saying. :)

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