You know, I don’t share this with many people…but in high school I was voted a prestigious title toward the end of our senior year.
I know what you’re thinking.
Definitely Homecoming Queen, right?? Or Most Likely to Succeed. Most Awesome. Prettiest student. Most Christian. Most Likely to Have an Extremely Witty Blog?
While I probably won all of those in my own eyes (what…high schoolers being self-absorbed? never!), it was actually something a little more important.
Y’all. I can’t make this stuff up. And I seem to recall even campaigning for this position a little. I knew I wasn’t going to get any of the superlatives without putting some effort into it. And seeing as how all the other ones were…ahem…taken, I was going to take what I could get.
For a few years I wore that title proud. In 2010 however, I was a big fat disappointment to bookworms everywhere. Y’all, I read. That’s what I do! It’s what I’ve always done. Always had my nose in a book. Except for last year.
I read one book.
While some (ahem, Seth) might consider this an achievement, I considered this a huge fat failure.
So one of my fun resolutions for 2011 was to become a bit more literate again (at first, I typed literic. See, I really do need to read more.)
I started off the year with a bang by finished a book in the first week of January – woo hoo!
Dune Road – Jane Green (do not recommend)
So I am going to share the remainder of my reading list so far and open this up to suggestions. I have done the chick lit thing…frankly I’m getting a little tired of it. So here’s to reading something with a little more substance…
Started and need to finish:
Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers (finally reading this after years of recommendations!!)
Your Secret Name – Kary Oberbrunner
Radical – David Platt (Marla, don’t kill me. I never finished!!!)
Crazy Love – Francis Chan
Have and Need to Read:
The Appeal – John Grisham
The Confession – John Grisham
Twenties Girl – Sophie Kinsella
3:16 – Max Lucado
Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult
Parenting the Way God Parents – Katherine Koonce
This is already an exhausting list for only being the 31st of January!
AND! I just remembered that I actually read 2 books in 2010! So that’s a little redeeming. And if you can count the books of Revelation and Ruth, I’m rolling right along!
So lay it on me, people.
What do I neeeeed to read?