Book List for 2014

My book list for 2014. Jon Acuff, Elisabeth Elliot, Jesse & Susan Wise and more! Lots of good ideas.

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I love reading. When I was a teen I would spend hours with a book in front of my face. In my life today, though, it is something I have to be intentional about otherwise months can go by without me picking up a book.

See my favorites from last year here.

Heading into 2014 I already had several books on my to-read list and spent the week brainstorming others and came up with this list of 23. All of the pictures take you to their Amazon page (affiliate links). I plan on keeping track of these and others I read on my Pinterest account.

What books are on your list for the year?

1. Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes

2. The Shaping of a Christian Family: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith

3. The Purity Principle: God’s Safeguards for Life’s Dangerous Trails (LifeChange Books)

4. Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.

5-9 Jane Austin’s 5 Novels:

10. Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life

11. I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life

12. The Secret Keeper: A Novel

13. Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity

14. Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity

15. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

16.Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job

17. Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters

18. Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

19. From Playpen to Podium

20. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

21. The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)

22. The Raw Truth: Transform Your Health with the Power of Living Nutrients

23. Live Beyond Organic Change Your Diet. Change Your Life. Change Your World

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39 thoughts on “Book List for 2014

  1. Katy

    I was just telling my mom that I needed some books to start reading for the new year. Then I came across your list… I’m definitely going to be picking up a few of these during the next couple of months! Thanks for some ideas!

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Yay! Hope you find some you like. I’m always on the lookout for new books to read. Several of these came on my mom’s recommendations. I left her house yesterday with probably a third of the ones on my list. :-)

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  2. Shannon

    “Unbroken” is one of my all-time favorite books, and “The Secret Keeper” is on my list for this year. I love finding new book titles to checkout!

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  3. Sami

    Wow, great list! I read Sense and Sensibility years ago! I would like to read Shaping of a Christian Family, sounds like a helpful read.
    Thanks!

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      It’s been a while since I’ve read Austen too. Hopefully I can get through all of them. :-) I’m hoping it will be helpful as well. Seems like it should have good ideas and encouragement. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      My mom gave it to me to read. Glad to hear that you thought it was eye opening, now I really can’t wait to dive in.

      Same here, I’ve read is blog but never an actual book.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Thanks, I think I might need it. :-) Ha ha. Thankfully I have some easier read in there. Austen just takes me a while to get through. Just need to sit down and read. Thanks for stopping by.

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      1. Carolyn Michelle

        That’s when audiobooks rock. There are a lot of titles on booksshouldbefree.com as well as youtube. That’s how I started tackling my goal of reading all the classics. As long as you find a good reader, you are set!! c:

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        1. Deanna Michaels Post author

          Oooo, such a great idea! Do you use a smart phone/mp3 player or stream them on your computer? I need to download a bunch and just have them ready to it’s easy for me to hit play. They’d be great for road trips too. Thanks for the websites, looks like there are tons of titles.

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          1. Carolyn Michelle

            I usually play them through my desktop while working at my laptop or around the house. We have a super awesome set of speakers on our desktop, so I play basically everything through it. XD I haven’t downloaded any yet. I usually just stream them from the site. It loads quite fast! The only probelm I have with booksshouldbefree is there are a few readers who are terrible. If they are the only readers available for the book I want to hear, I search for alternatives on YouTube. That’s where I listened to Phantom of the Opera. :3 Good luck on your reading endeavors!!

          2. Deanna Michaels Post author

            Such a great idea! I’m going to have to give it a try. I should also just stream some podcasts I’ve been meaning to listen to through my laptop while I’m cooking. Thanks for the idea to look from books on YouTube if I don’t like the reader.

  4. Shara Nelson

    Great post! I have a growing “to-read” list already, myself! On mine is: Learning to Balance it All by Candace Cameron Bure, Allegiant from the Divergent series, and the Parent Love Dare book, which I just started. I am also in the middle of Pentecost by Joanna Penn, and I am reading Follow Me – which is on your list. Good stuff! Enjoy!

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      My list is always growing too! I guess that’s a good thing. Ooo, sounds like some good reads you have going. I’m going to have to check some of them out. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper

    I feel like your list could be mine! I’m planning on reading The Secrete Keeper, Bread and Wine, Start, and the Jane Austin novels this year too. You’ve got some new titles I may have to add to my list as well. I really enjoyed Survival Mode, Running for My Life and The Shaping of a Christian Family, I read those last year.

    I’m also hosting a Book Notes link up for readers to link up their books lists or reading goals. I’d love for you to link this up :)

    http://creativehomekeeper.com/book-notes-create-a-reading-plan/

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Wow! Our lists did have several of the same on it. I got some fun ideas from your list as well. My mom and siblings recommended Running for My Life to me. They read it last year and loved it. Glad to hear that you enjoyed some of these books as well.

      Fun! Thanks for the invite. I’m going to link up!

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      I’m really excited to start reading them! I’m in the middle of two and am excited to finish them and start more. :-) Thanks for hosting and sharing the FB group! Should be fun!

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  6. Julie

    Jane Austen is always my go to author when I haven’t got anything else lined up, I love her dialogue so much, her turn of phrase is hard to beat. I’ve not read anything else on your list so will look out for a few of them. I’ve just read Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls which is a teen book really so a very quick read which I highly recommend (but it should come with a trigger warning if you’ve recently lost someone close)

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Love that Austen is your go to. I read in Pride and Prejudice tonight and the dialogue is great. I seem to always want to laugh their situations and mother. I haven’t heard of that book, I’m going to have to check it out. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Money, Possessions, and Eternity looks really good! I’ll have to add it to my to-read list. Last year I read The Treasure Principle and really enjoyed it. It’s a small, short book but hit home. The Purity Principle is similar in size and length. I’m looking forward to it. The novels of Randy Alcorn’s that I’ve read I’ve really enjoyed as well.

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting the link-up! One can never go wrong with more book ideas. :-)

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      I keep on finding more and more books to add to my to read list as well! There are so many good ones, it’s hard to know where to start. :-) I’m going to check out your list! Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Lisa

    Congratulations for being one of the top links for last week’s Thrifty Thursday! How exciting! Your list is great. I decide to reread all of Jane’s novels back to back a couple of years ago and I’m so glad I did…they’re wonderful:)

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Thanks, Lisa! It was pretty exciting. I guess it’s the time of year where people are thinking about reading. :-) It’s been so long since I’ve read Austen I’ve forgotten how fun she is. Right now I’m about 1/3 of the way through Pride and Prejudice and it’s so good. :-)

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