**I didn’t realize it would be so difficult to get one measly blog post up a week! Below is the post I started on Saturday and never finished. I’m posting it anyway and will fill in other book titles as I get time to wrap my brain around it. :)**

Is it already Saturday again? Wow last week flew by! School days always seem to fly by for me. 🙂

I don’t know what will happen this year but at least I’m blogging this weekend like I said I would. One of my favorite pasttimes (and, truth be told, one of my only pasttimes at this stage of my life is reading. I love to read. I used to think that was a wussy (is that how you spell that word?) thing to have for a hobby, but I have to admit it’s true. I guess that’s OK. I was an English major for some reason. 😉

I broke my desired readings down into three categories: spiritual, intellectual and fluff. For spiritual I’m going to try to read through the mountains of books I already have on hand and even the (gasp!) Tarsitano book Kenny has tried to get me to read for years on how to be a good Anglican (must_control_eye_roll). Spiritual will also include books on becoming a better wife/mother as that would be included in the ongoing journey towards the Proverbs 31 woman. For intellectual I will be following the booklist suggestions in Susan Wise Bauer’s The Well Educated Mind. For fluff, well, it may vary. I know a few things I want to read but hey, it’s fluff. It should be just whatever I feel like reading at the moment, right?

SPIRITUAL:
January – Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman
February – Shadow of the Almighty The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot
March – Secrets to Getting More Done in Less Time by Donna Otto
April – Just Courage by Gary A. Haugen
May – Her Hand in Marriage Biblical Courtship in the Modern World by Douglas Wilson and Christian Courtship vs. The Dating Game by Jim West
June – Pleasing People by Lou Priolo
July – When People Are Big and God is Small by Edward T. Welch
August – So Much More by Anna Sofia Botkin and Elizabeth Botkin
September – An Outline of An Anglican Life by Louis Tarsitano
October – Raising Maidens of Virtue by Stacy MacDonald
November – It Is Not Death to Die A New Biography of Hudson Taylor by Jim Cromarty
December – 168 Hours You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam

INTELLECTUAL:
January/ February – Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

March/ April – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

May/June – The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

July/August – Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift

September/October – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

November/December – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

FLUFF:
January – Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
February – Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
March – Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Five The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
April – The Candlestone (Dragons in Our Midst, book 2) by Bryan Davis