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What are you Reading?

March 26, 2014

IMG_0086-2Ok, so confession time, I started my birthday year with a 200 book challenge, well let’s talking about failing miserably. I read a lot of books probably way over the human average and the year isn’t over but I know I was too ambitious -like usual- and it aint going to happen.  With a new baby, a kid etc. at the time I really over estimated reading time and burn out from trying to keep up. It’s all good though because I am still reading and reading for fun is enjoyable. So now I am just trying to make sure I am really reading for enjoyment and furthering knowledge. I am not going to worry about unachievable goals. So #200challenge becomes #elliesreadinglist and as I just have fun with it.

So what are you reading this Month? What’s next on your to-read list?

This is what I am reading right now:

“A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness (His Chaos Walking series blew my mind)

“Little Brother” by Cory Doctorow (This was highly reviewed by Neil Gaiman so of course I’ll read it)

“Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking” by David Bayles and Ted Orland

“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card (My Book before Movie rule)

“Everyday Church” by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

“Gospel Amnesia” by Luma Simms

As a family we are going through “Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Family” by Jessica Thompson (I am going to write a in depth review of this book but I’ll let you know a few pages in we are really enjoying it.)

Most days I am also reading  “Morning and Evening” by Charles Spurgeon and “Keep a Quiet Heart” by Elisabeth Elliot

My next to-read books are:

“Maddaddam” by Margaret Atwood (I want to finish this series, fascinated)

“The Fault in our Stars” by John Green

“Summerland” by Michael Chabon

“The Circle” by David Eggers (looks interesting and ashamedly I have not read anything from Eggers so it would be my first)

“Christ in the Chaos: How the Gospel Changes Motherhood” by Kimm Crandall

“Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home” by Gloria Furman



  • Reply Mollie March 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Can I just say I LOVE that you are reading multiple books at once…. I can’t read one at a time! I’m reading The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler and just finished Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell…. Also reading another of Rowell’s books, Eleanor & Park… and a few audio books. :) It’s hard to commit to just one (and keep up with Bible reading) isn’t it?!

    I still need to read the Book Thief and I want to read Ender’s Game too. By the way, I’m so impressed with your reading list with two kids! Sheesh, seriously! ;)

    • Reply Ellie March 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Ive heard good things about Fangirl, did you like it? Ok, yah I want to read the Book Thief as well. I am going to add that to my list. also Eleanor and Park was recommended. I am so sporadic with my book reading so its not a good quality to have -I think- to actually get a list read.

  • Reply Rachel March 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Big applause to you for being able to read that many at once! I’m reading Everyday Church too ;) Glad to see Elisabeth Elliot on the list; love her books!

    • Reply Ellie March 27, 2014 at 9:53 am

      I love her too, she is one of my favorites. Just a lot of wisdom for me without it.

  • Reply David Walker March 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I feel so inadequate. I am reading one book, just one. “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcolm Gladwell. That’s about all my brain can absorb at once.

    • Reply Ellie March 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Ha, I am just ADD when it comes to anything in my life, Its not a good thing, ha, well most times. Let me know how you like that Gladwell book it sounds interesting and have read a few of his others.

  • Reply Sarah March 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I am reading through the “Chronicle’s of Narnia” in chronological order (currently on “Prince Caspian,” book 4), “Building Up One Another” by Gene Getz and also “The Chase” by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldburg. The last one is my favorite because it is mindless dreck and I adore the escape it provides.

    • Reply Ellie March 27, 2014 at 9:51 am

      haha I love how you love mindless dreck and I do too at times. :) “The Magicians Nephew” and “The Last Battle” are a few of my favorite Chronicles. P.s. I like them in chronological order as well. :)

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