Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Books End of Year Review

This year, I was finally able to start reading for enjoyment again.  Baby D has been a fairly demanding baby, and I hadn't had much time before to do much of anything.  This year, I read 22 books (including the chapter read alouds to Miss Dainty.)  (At least, that's what I kept track of, there might be more.)

My favorite read aloud with Miss Dainty was:  James Herriot's Treasury for Children.  This was such a great and heartwarming read.  The stories were wonderful and the illustrations were beautiful.  Miss Dainty really enjoyed each and every story.

My favorite Christian nonfiction/Bible study type book was:  The Divine Mentor by Wayne Cordeiro.  Absolutely my favorite by far.  I did not do the SOAP journal the entire year like I had wanted, but when I did, I learned so much, and really felt a transformation in my quiet time.  My goal is to SOAP journal again through all of 2011.

My favorite nonfiction book was:  Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.  It was such an incredible and thought provoking book.

I didn't have a favorite fiction book.  I didn't read too many since my reading time was limited, but I did read a few books/authors that were recommended to me.  However, I was left disappointed. =(

I joined a few reading challenges for 2011, so I'm looking forward to getting started.  =)


My Captivating Images said...

I really like the idea of The Divine Mentor book. I flipped through the sample on the website. I will have to see if maybe I can find it around here and maybe we could do it together. I am much more likely to follow through if I am accountable to someone! LOL! :)

Sheena said...

I would love to! The book really is a worthwhile read. =)

Sheena said...

Oh! Emily from Creative Disaster is hosting a group on facebook, like an accountability group. I think we're all going to share what we read/learned about in our quiet times. I think I'm going to share whatever I study in my soap journal. I think that's how it's going to work anyway. =) Let me know if you'd like to join, or contact her, I'm sure she'd love to have you in the group!