Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fall into Reading

Okay, okay, I'm finally posting my fall reading list. I'm sure I'm the last one on Katrina's Mr. Linky, but hey, better late than never, right?

So here they are:

A Resilient Life, by Gordon MacDonald - great book about finishing the Christian life strong.

Margin, by Robert Swenson. My sister Rachel reminded me of this book I read about 10 years ago, when I thought I was SO busy! I love the subtitle: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives. I need this.

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids, by Alexandra Robbins. I saw that Mary at Owlhaven had picked this up, and I thought it looked like something I needed to read, living here in the Mecca for Overachievers. Do I see a pattern here?

The 10 Commandments of Marriage, by Ed Young. I like to have at least one marriage book going, and Ed Young is easy to read and practical.

The Character and Greatness of Winston Churchill, by Stephen Mansfield. A biography that focuses on Churchill's character, by the author of The Faith of George W. Bush.

My friend Sherri and I are going to do a Motherwise Bible Study called Keeping the Secrets of Jesus. We haven't done one together since she moved away four years ago, so we thought we'd do it on our own and compare notes periodically.

I'm also following my Bible reading plan through the New Testament.


Okay, I admit it. I have enough trouble justifying blog time, let alone fiction reading time. I'll read some Narnia to my kids. Does that make you feel better?

And, if I get through these, I'll reward myself with some literary classic of Shannon's
choosing (she's reading The Grapes of Wrath).

Good enough?

I'm sure it's not too late to join in the fun over at Callapidder Days. Put your list together and link it over there!

It's fun to see what's on everyone's nightstand. Happy reading!


Tammy said...

Better late than never! :) I just posted mine close to midnight Sunday night myself!

Great list! These books sound intriguing...and I also love reading books on marriage. I didn't include one on my list, but could have, since there is one here I haven't gotten to yet!

Happy reading! (Even without that wonderful fiction..;) )

Beck said...

Good list - I've meant to read Margin for a long time.

Susanne said...

Oh, the Churchill one sounds really good! I love books about people who have made great contributions or who have succeeded. I figure I can learn a thing or two.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Katherine, I'm so glad you joined - and you're not too late at all!

Good list (even though there's no fiction - I don't think I could live without fiction!). :) Margin is such a good book - I probably need to re-read it, too. The other ones sound very good too - especially the one by MacDonald.

Unknown said...

That Churchill books sounds intriguing. I love the idea of reading history, but it can be hard for me, so let me know if it's well-written, interesting, compelling and thought-provoking.

I also need to check out Margin.