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.

7 comments:

  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!

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  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! ;-)

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

    Marilyn

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  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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