Archive | January, 2016

My 2015 in Books

1 Jan
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My 2015 book list included many genres.

What kind of bookish goals do you set? Read more non-fiction? Read more in general? Join a book club?

I started 2015 with the goal to read 45 books. And guess what, folks! I (just barely) did it! So I’m celebrating with a look back at the books that marked my year.

As part of a leadership group in my church, one book a month was leadership/personal growth related. Everything else was personal interest related.

When I wasn’t busy reading, I was out on bookish adventures, experiencing what was on the page. Book events, author events, book clubs and book crafts made this last year one for the books (pun intended)!

Before I set off for my goal of 52 books for 2016, here’s a recap of 2015:

  1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  2. The Grand Paradox by Ken Wytsma
  3. The Truth about Leadership by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  4. Snobs by Julian Fellowes
  5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  6. The Look of Love by Sarah Jio
  7. Desire by John Eldredge
  8. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  9. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
  10. Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
  11. GI Brides by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi
  12. Sisters of Heart and Snow by Margaret Dilloway
  13. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  14. The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley
  15. Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud
  16. At the Waters Edge by Sara Gruen
  17. Palisades Park by Alan Brennert
  18. Summer’s List by Anita Higman
  19. Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley
  20. The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  21. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  22. A Girl Like You by Maureen Lindley
  23. Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny
  24. Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
  25. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  26. I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam
  27. Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin
  28. The Life Changing Magic of Cleaning Up by Marie Kondo
  29. The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
  30. The Dream Releasers by Wayne Cordeiro
  31. The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
  32. Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann
  33. The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna
  34. The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero and Leighton Ford
  35. Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner
  36. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  37. See Me by Nicholas Sparks
  38. Prayer – Does it Make any Difference? by Philip Yancey
  39. The Most Fun You’ll Have at a Cage Fight by Rory Douglas
  40. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
  41. The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson
  42. The All-Girls Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
  43. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  44. Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges
  45. Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini

Any suggestions/recommendations for books to add to my 2016 list? Please share!