Tuesday, May 24, 2011

top ten books I've read since becoming a mom

In just a few days I will become a mom of a two-year old.  Where does the time go?? Since becoming a stay-at-home mom, I am surprised that I actually have some free time (depending on the day/week/season/phase)- different than the free time I had when I was working as school teacher. And in that free time that I sometimes able to get, I often choose to read. Probably because it offers an escape, it teaches, it encourages, and it can be done in little snippets - which is how my freetime usually occurs - in snippets.

Top Ten {Tuesday}

This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday, so here are my top ten reads from the last two years: (I hope I didn't forget a favorite)

10. In The Land of Believers: an outsider's extraordinary journey into the heart of the evangelical church - Gina Welch - I agreed with this atheist on a lot of her commentary (though not all) - very interesting read
9.The Mission of Motherhood - Sally Clarkson - gave me some things to think about as I entered this new phase of my life
8. The Christmas Sweater - Glenn Beck - even if you don't like Glenn Beck politically, this is an easy read, a simple but sweet story - warmed my heart - had nothing to do with politics
7.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Shaffer and Barrows - LOVED the characters in this book - I wanted to be their friends
6. Living With Less So Your Family Has More - Jill Savage - the title really says it all
5. Forgotten God - Francis Chan - in many ways completely different than what I thought it was going to be about - huge fan of Chan
4. The Help - Kathryn Stockett - amazing characters, historical story - if you can only read one novel this year, read this one
3.Twilight - Stephenie Myer - yes, I finally gave in and watched the movies (which I am a book-first kind of a girl), and then have started the books. delightful. yes, I used the word delightful about a vampire book
2. Daniel - Beth Moore - technically more than a book, it was an 11-week study - my first Beth Moore study that I actually COMPLETED. I would do this one again it was THAT good.
1.One Thousand Gifts - Ann Voskamp - life-changing.


  1. I loved The Help and have heard so much good stuff about Potato Peel Pie. I need to read it!

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. I love The Help, and the Potato Peel book is on my wish list! I've read the Twilight series, but I wasn't thrilled with them; I mainly kept reading out of curiosity.

    My son just turned two last Friday - it's such a delightful, exasperating age! ;-)

  3. I really think you'd like the Hunger Game Series too!

  4. These list is so varied. I haven't ready any of them,but I plan to now.

  5. I second the Hunger Games series and The Help is fantastic! I'll have to check out the rest you listed... I love a good book list!

  6. I read the HELP It was really good. We fordet about the time before real freedom. I thought about how the white trusted their children with the help but they would not even touch the hands of the help. Very sad. VERY good book.


  7. Stopping by from ohAmanda . . . great list. I haven't read some of these. The first one esp. sounds good. I think "delightful" is a good word for Twilight - it's not heavy or especialy violent but a little ditsy and fun.


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