Who doesn't like a good book list?
Well friends, here is a book list anyway. I can't promise its any good.
These are the titles and authors of the books I completed in 2014. This is merely a factual list. It is in no way a list of recommendations, as the majority of the books I stumbled upon either because they were already downloaded on my mother-in-law's Kindle or Mark randomly chose them off the library shelf without first reading the back.
Book club picks and glorified beach reads, if you will.
A few highlights.
I read The Paris Wife in March, which is a fictional telling of his life in Paris from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway's first wife. I followed it up by reading Ernest Hemingway's novel, The Sun Also Rises, which he writes during this time in his life. It was kind of a fun exercise.
Far and away, my favorite book I read this year was The Life of Martyn Llyod-Jones. If you are interested in biographies, and especially Christian ones, I do highly recommend this book ... and this man. Just to clarify, I read the new shorter version at a mere 496 pages, not the multiple volume edition.
June was our crazy month, with Mark working two jobs, the family traveling three weeks, and house hunting. It also was my month of highest reading consumption. Perhaps, there really is something to be said about accomplishing more the busier you are. (However, if you take a look at my 2015 goals, you'll find evidence to the contrary.)
Finally, you would be amazed how many light women's novels provide recipe supplements at the end, books that have absolutely nothing to do with food. This was clearly a trend for a while. Neither here nor there for me.
Here's the list. Happy New Year and Happy Reading!
* The Good House: A Novel by Ann Leary
* Elsewhere: A memoir by Richard Russo
* Bent Road: A Novel by Lori Roy
* The Widow Clicquot (P.S.) by Tilar J. Mazzeo
* The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
* The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
* Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
* Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus
* The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Iain H. Murray
* Quentins by Maeve Binchy
* Open House by Elizabeth Berg
* Sweet Expectations by Mary Ellen Taylor
* Out to Lunch by Stacey Ballis
* Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton
* Asking by Jerold Panas
* The Smart One by Jennifer Close
* The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
* The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
* Bossypants by Tina Fey
* Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
* American Blonde by Jennifer Niven
* On Becoming Baby Wise by Gary Ezzo
* Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as Duck Commander by Phil Robertson
* Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
Lesson Learned: From the looks of things, I am most certainly not in seminary anymore!