You can learn a lot about a person by what books are on their bookshelf.  You can learn even more by what books they actually read.  I thought I’d share what books I remember reading over the past year, the good, the bad, the embarrassing.

Books I read cover to cover in the past 12 months::

{so this doesn’t include my decorating books and cookbooks or any other book that I’ve yet to read every word}

 The Help

Water For Elephants {the book has a few pages of rated R parts, I liked the movie much better}

Born to Run

Same Kind of Different as Me

Mount Vernon Love Story

One Thousand Gifts

Grace for the Good Girl {my sister’s book!}

Ignore Everybody

Poke the Box

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Hunger Games Trilogy

From Head to Foot

Jesus Calling

Your Money or Your Life



Currently Reading::

A Whole New Mind :: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future

Gifts of Imperfection

Happiness Project

The Perfectly Imperfect :: How to Decorate and Live Well

The Muir House

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Books I check in on yearly::

Sink Reflections

Organized Simplicity

The Reluctant Entertainer


Financial Peace

Bringing Up Boys

Families Where Grace is in Place

Running On Empty


Books I want to read in 2012

Still Alice

The Power of Less

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget {due to release on January 10th}

What Women Fear

…and whatever else you all recommend, because most of what I read is from recommendations

…and if you are wondering my favorite books I read this year are One Thousand GiftsIgnore Everybody, The Hunger Games and of course…Grace for the Good Girl

I’d love to hear what your favorite books were that you read this year

And PS, I just saw that (in)courage/bloom has their winter reading list up, it’s a good one!


Hey, do you keep track of all the books you read too?  I’d love for you to link up {don’t you love my unplanned linkies?} I’ll keep this open for a week or so, feel free to wait a few days if you want to join in and tell us what YOU read.xo