To Be Read Lists

Yes, I did title this page Read­ing Lists, plur­al.  I’m final­ly going to get hon­est with myself.  There are some books that I’ve been keep­ing for years and years through sev­er­al moves that I may not real­ly want to read.  On the oth­er hand, there are some books I can’t wait to get my hands (and eyes) on.  So, here you have it.  My read­ing lists.


Books I want to read that I own in print or on my Kin­dle:

  • The Kite Run­ner by Khaled Hos­sei­ni
  • The Wild Rose by Jen­nifer Don­nel­ly — Cur­rent­ly on pg 214 of 614
  • Find­ing Your Strongest Life by Mar­cus Buck­ing­ham
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — Read Jan­u­ary 2012
  • The Way of Boys by Antho­ny Rao — Cur­rent­ly on pg 104 of 268
  • The Things We Do For Love by Kristin Han­nah
  • Angel Falls by Kristin Han­nah
  • The Ice Queen by Alice Hoff­man (author rec­om­mend­ed by my friend, Mary)
  • Read­ing Loli­ta in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • Hotel on the Cor­ner of Bit­ter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • Abra­ham Lin­coln: Vam­pire Hunter be Seth Gra­hame-Smith
  • Lit­tle Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Her Fear­ful Sym­me­try by Audrey Nif­f­eneg­ger
  • Play­ful Par­ent­ing by Lawrence Cohen (Read in the past, but I could use a refresh­er)
  • The Glass Cas­tle by Jean­nette Walls
  • Faith & Doubt by John Ort­berg
  • The Five Love Lan­guages of Chil­dren by Gary Chap­man
  • The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr
  • Uncon­di­tion­al Par­ent­ing by Alfie Kohn
  • Juli­et: A Nov­el by Anne Forti­er
  • Rad­i­cal Home­mak­ers by Shan­non Hayes
  • Out­lander by Diana Gabal­don
  • Dead Until Dark by Char­laine Har­ris (I also have the next 8? books on my kin­dle)
  • Labor of Love by Cara Muhlhahn
  • The Gifts of Imper­fec­tion by Brene Brown — Read Jan­u­ary 2012


Books I want to read that I do not own:

  • Loli­ta by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Beau­ty of Dif­fer­ent by Karen Wal­rond
  • Let Your Life Speak by Park­er Palmer
  • Truth & Beau­ty by Ann Patch­ett
  • Sib­lings With­out Rival­ry by Adele Faber
  • The Hap­pi­ness Project by Gretchen Rubin


Books I own that I forced my hus­band to move in a heavy box (prob­a­bly more than once) that I may or may not want to read:

  • Shang­hai Girls by Lisa See
  • Mazel by Rebec­ca Gold­stein
  • The Egyp­tol­o­gist by Arthur Phillips
  • Har­ry Pot­ter and the Sor­cer­er’s Stone by J. K. Rowl­ing (I also own books 2 and 3)
  • Tak­ing Care of the Me in Mom­my by Lisa Whelchel
  • Invi­ta­tion to a Jour­ney by M. Robert Mul­hol­land, Jr.
  • Find­ing Your Pur­pose as a Mom by Don­na Otto
  • A Mar­riage With­out Regrets by Kay Arthur
  • Wild Goose Chase by Mark Bat­ter­son
What do you think of my lists?  Any thoughts?  Rec­om­men­da­tions?  Reviews (with­out spoil­ers, please)?  I’d love to hear your input.