Reads from 2014

As in 2013, I decided to document the books I read this year.  I know I’ve missed some for sure, but it was fun to look back and remember the ways I was stretched and grew through the amazing words and ideas of others.  It is tough to make time for reading {read through the lines….I AM ADDICTED TO REALITY TV WHEN I AM BRAINDEAD AT NIGHT}, but some of these books have really moved me.



Without further Adieu…My 2014 Reads

On “Simple Living”:

Clutter Free by Kathi Lipp

Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider

Simplify:  Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul by Bill Hybels


One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (this arched over 2013 and 2014!)

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

Stiches by Anne Lamott

Speak by Nish Weiseth

Jesus, Feminist by Sarah Bessey (another 2013/2014 read)

Found by Micha Boyett

Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs


The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline (perpetually on my nightstand…sorry church library!)

Some of the “Kid” Read Aloud Favorites:

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

ANYTHING by Roald Dahl

Yeti Files by Kevin Sherry

Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborn

Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner

Ungifted by Gordon Corman

Dr. Seuss Favorites (over and over)

Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems (Drew’s favorite!!!)

MANY books for school/teaching including all of the Caldecott Winners, The Moon Seems to Change, The Case of the Gasping Garbage, and many many many more…

attempted The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


The Anteloope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

When We Were On Fire by Addie Zierman

Spelling It Like It Is by Tori Spelling {I know…judge me now}


Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton

The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson

Delicious and Garlic & Sapphires, both by Ruth Reichel

Delancy by Molly Wizenberg

Make it Ahead by Ina Garten

and….lots of magazines!

Hoping to read a LOT in 2015.

Looking forward to:

(yes…5 of these are holdovers from last years list!)

Small Victories by Anne Lamott

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The Paris Wife by Paula McClain

Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Blue Horses by Mary Oliver

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst (on my nightstand now)

Called by Mark Labberton (again…on my nightstand…cracking it open next!)

And coming in March 2015…Savor by Shauna Niequist (I may not sleep until this is out!!!!)


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