One of my favorite places to be is in a book store, sipping coffee and reading the back covers of crisp, new books, each bursting with fresh knowledge and stories. This year, I started off my new year right by visiting the nearest BAM and snapping pictures of interesting-looking books to add to my list. One of my goals for this year is to read before bed at night instead of checking my social media, which gives me about 30 minutes to an hour every evening. I plan to switch between fiction and non-fiction titles for some variety. So without further ado, here is my prospective book list for 2018:
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I watched the movies (twice) and have fallen in love with the magical world of Hogwarts. I am excited to see what these eight books have to hold!
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
The novel concept of a gentle and quiet spirit has been on my mind a lot lately. I received this book for Christmas and am looking forward to gleaning wisdom from its pages.
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
I am always working to release the idol of perfectionism in my life, and I am convinced that Shauna Niequist’s wise counsel will benefit me significantly.
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
I have never read anything by Ann Voskamp before, but I have heard excellent things about this poetic, Christian classic.
The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley
The description on the back of this book had me captured right away. I have been intrigued by the many interpretations of the work of the Holy Spirit in the Bible ever since I studied it in my theology class. Hopefully Stanley uses God’s Word to share truth about this highly debated topic of theology.
Counter-Cultural by David Platt
This is another title I have heard a lot about but have never picked up for myself. Jesus was counter-cultural, so, as a Christian, I should be too!
Kisses from Katie and Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
Although I read the first book several years ago, I would like to read it again before delving into Katie Davis Majors’ new book, which came out last year.
Love Defined and Girl Defined by Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird
I will be going through Girl Defined with my middle-school girls this summer, and I am part of the launch team for the brand-new sequel, Love Defined. I am excited to delve into God’s design for love and femininity.
Let me know what books you plan to read this year, as well as any that I should add to my list. May your reading this year be rich, entertaining, and full of truth.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles William Eliot