2013 booklist


Wasn't the Grass Greener by Barbara Holland
Love Does by Bob Goff
Awake by Elizabeth Graver
Getting Over the Blues by Leslie Vernick
Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose
Dressing Your Truth by Carol Tuttle
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson


The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce S. Feiler
You Were Always Mom's Favorite: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives by Deborah Tannen
You Just Don't Understand: Men & Women in Conversation by Deborah Tannen


The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp
Maria by Maria von Trapp
A Family On Wheels by Maria Augusta Trapp
The 4:8 Principle: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life by Tommy Newberry
Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story by Ken Tada
A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller
You Are Now Less Dumb by David McRaney
Comfort by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Best Friends Forever by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage by Mark Gungor
Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity by Emily Matchar

The Indispensable Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Healing Water: A Hawaiian Story by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Knit Together: Discover God's Plan for Your Life by Debbie Macomber
A Lifetime of Wisdom by Joni Eareckson Tada
Glorious Intruder: God's Presence in Life's Chaos by Joni Eareckson Tada
The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
The Returning by Ann Tatlock
The Grace That Keeps This World by Tom Bailey
A Year By The Sea by Joan Anderson

And The Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
An Unfinished Marriage by Joan Anderson
Jump Off the Hormone Swing by Lorraine Pintus
The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
Say When by Elizabeth Berg
Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth
The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg
Loneliness:  It Can Be A Pathway to God by Elisabeth Elliot

Momastery (not a book, but a 4-year collection of blog posts!!) by Glennon Melton
Discovering Your Personal Beauty Profile by Carol Tuttle
The Friendships of Women by Dee Brestin
Seasons of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson
The Mood Cure by Julia Ross
The Seven Pillars of Health by Don Colbert, M.D.
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Wish by Alexandra Bullen

Waking Up In Heaven by Crystal McVea
Lighting Their Faces by Rafe Esquith
Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson
The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin & Alex Malarkey
The Year at Village Green by Miss Read
In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
The Faces of Friendship by Isabel Anders
Two-Part Invention by Madeleine L'Engle
Walking Through the Fire by Laurel Lee

The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern (a.k.a. William Goldman)
Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Gets Hurt by Karen Scalf Linamen
InSignificant:  Why You Matter In The Surprising Way God is Changing The World by Chris Travis
Unfriend Yourself by Kyle Tennant
Sometimes I Wake Up Grumpy...And Sometimes I Let Him Sleep by Karen Scalf Linamen

The Holy Spirit:  Activating God's Power In Your Life by Billy Graham
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
I'm Not Suffering From Insanity ... I'm Enjoying Every Minute Of It!  by Karen Scalf Linamen
How Hard Could It Be? by Scott E. Phillips
The Dip by Seth Godin
The Mommy Diaries by Tally Flint
Dancing in the Arms of God by Connie Neal

Middlemarch by George Eliot   (3rd time's the charm....)
Surrendering to Marriage by Iris Krasnow
Quiet; The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain [yes, again!]
The Adventure of Prayer by Father Andrew
Love & Logic Magic for Early Childhood by Jim Fay and Charles Fay
Love & Logic Magic for When Kids Leave You Speechless by Jim Fay and Charles Fay
Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together by Mark & Grace Driscoll
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (loved it!! especially the last few pages...)

The Change Before the Change by Laura E. Corio, M.D. (the traditional perspective)
Before the Change by Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D, C.N.S. (the alternative perspective)
The Journey of Desire by John Eldredge
Surrendering to Motherhod by Iris Krasnow
Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston
Love & War:  finding the marriage you've dreamed of by John & Stasi Eldredge
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
Introverts in the Church by Adam S. McHugh


Quiet by Susan Cain
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty [highly recommend for all my mid-life sisters]
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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