I’m excited to report that I got a great start on my 2012 reading list in January!
- Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. While the primary audience for this book is business people, there are definitely principles that anyone can apply. The foundation of the book is a concept that I am trying to teach our children – do the hard things first! By setting priorities, planning your day, breaking large tasks into smaller steps, and sticking with the task until its done, you can be much more effective with your time and energy. A great and easy read!
- Debt-Proof Your Kids by Mary Hunt. The author shares how she taught her children to be financially responsible by showing them how to handle money while they were young. You can read my review of the book here.
- 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life relates how the author, John Kralik, set out to write 365 thank you notes in a year. It details the changes in his perspective as he looked around for people and situations for which to be grateful. This is not a Christian book, but the emphasis on making thankfulness a part of your daily routine is vital.
- Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald. While this one was a bit slow in the beginning, I enjoyed the second half of the book. I was motivated to begin my devotional time each morning by journaling, something I haven’t tried before.
- Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider. I’d been wanting to read Tsh’s book, so when I saw that the Kindle version was free, I downloaded the Kindle for PC to my laptop at no charge. I enjoyed the book immensely and will be reading and referring to it again. (Since I don’t have an actual Kindle, I was amazed at how many books were free! I’ll be reading lots of books through the Kindle for PC in the future.)
- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. I read this one through Kindle for PC as well and it was interesting and informative.
- The Attributes of God (Volumes 1 and 2) by A.W. Tozer. I read just a chapter a day in these books because there was so much to meditate on. I definitely need to read these books again. It reminded me just how great our God is!
- The Justice Game by Randy Singer. This was a Christian fiction legal story that was fairly entertaining.
- Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss. This was my second – but definitely not last! – time reading this book and I enjoyed it and learned from it just as much as I did when reading it the first time.
The girls and I finished The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare and it is a new favorite. We all cried through the last chapter!
What have you read lately?