An Ever Growing List

*UPDATE: I will put the titles of books I'm currently reading at the top of this post. It makes it easy for those who are interested in my current reads. One day, I will get to truly completely a good reads account. That will make it easier to show what I'm reading and if it's off this list.*

Currently Reading:
- The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian (Follow my journey by reading posts tagged "PoPW")

-Secrets of the Heart by Jillian Kent (kindle - not from Home Library)

I can not believe I am finally getting around to posting this. It's been in the making for a long while, yet I just am now finding the time to actually sit and do it. Mind you, it took me a couple of days to actually find the time, sit down, and complete it. Though I usually say I'm a pretty tech saavy person, when it comes to taking an excel file, which had more information that I was posting here anyway, and posting it up for the entire www. it's like I'm a newby to the tech world. At least I think so. Didn't really bother me though; I found it quite theraputic having to sit and hack away at the keyboard while I added what I needed to what I could transfer.

Anyway, as you can see, it's quite extensive. Feel free to browse it and come back to it. (Though there might be a few posts from way back when that I've missed, I'm placing any links regarding my books and reading under my "Books & Me" tab at the top of my blog.)

My hope is that I will be able to keep tabs on what I have read and hopefully inspire myself to read most of this list. Also, it's kind of a reminder that I have no need to be purchasing any new material for a long while. (Unless, of course, it's related to parenting. Then I'm either borrowing or buying. Ha!)

Here's a look at what I did with the list:
  • All titles marked like this - *The Korean War by Dean Acheson - are those which I may never read, but I listed in hopes that it might give me slight motivation to read them. Why? Well, because I do like to stretch myself from time to time. But, it takes a lot of motivation for me to read that type of non-fiction. Thus, listing it, but I may never get around to it. And I'm ok with that. I didn't purchase them to begin with, thus, I don't feel too obligated to read them.
  • Also, those titles marked by the asterisk may spark some questions for some people. Though I likely will not have the answers to the questions, I may want to know the answer too and know that my hubby loves to answer those kinds of questions. So, I figured what better way to help spark some conversation about something he loves and possibly start some interweb convos.
  • All titles written in bold are the books that I have already read. Unfortunately, I have not written a review on most of these. There are 3 reasons that I might not have: 1) I read it before I began blogging, 2) I forgot to post a review or did not care to at that time, and 3) any book I have read within the past year and a half I plum just forgot to write a post. Let's face it, since mid-pregnancy with Zoë, I've had plenty or trouble with forgetfulness and writing a book review just hasn't been at the top of my list. However, I hope that I will make a point to do so in the future. Of course, that requires that I actually finish a book, which doesn't happen too often these days. I digress.
  • Once a title is striked out, that means I have read it. If I wrote a review, the striked out text will be linked to the review.
And so without further adieu, I give you my book list.


*side note: please pardon the crazy text alignment. Because I transferred all book titles from an excel file, it restricted the width. Thus, it looks kind of funny to me. You may not care, but it bothered me, not enough to fix it, but enough to let you know I know. And I'm just going to leave it :)

*The Korean War by Dean Acheson
Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month by The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists
The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Oresteia by Aeschylus I
The Ishbane Conspiracy by Randy Alcorn
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Stomping Out the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson & Dave Park
In Search of the Source by Neil Anderson with Hyatt Moore
Three Classic African-American Novels edited by William L. Andrews
  • The Heroic Slave by Frederick Douglass
  • Clotel by William Wells Brown
  • Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
- by Jane Austen
  • Emma
  • Mansfield Park
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility
*For the Thrill Of It by Simon Baatz
The Letters of James and Peter by William Barclay (Bible Commentary)
*The Original Argument by Glenn Beck
Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
- by Terri Blackstock
  • Cape Refuge
  • Southern Storm
Humor for a Friends Heart by Martha Bolton et. al
Letters & Papers From Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
What You Need to Know About Islam & Muslims by George W. Braswell
*The New Oxford Annotated Bible edited by Marc Z Brettler et. al
*Bridgman's Life Drawing by George B. Bridgman
God Can Do It For You, Too by Don Brooks
*The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon by F. Brown, S. Driver, and S. Briggs
Hard Sayings of Jesus by F. F. Bruce
The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music From the Heart by Madeline Bruser
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
The Necessity of an Enemy: How the Battle You Face is Your Best Opportunity by Ron Carpenter Jr.
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers (a daily devotional)
- by Gary Chapman
  • Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way
  • The Five Love Languages
*Approaches to Art in Education by Laura H. Chapman
Building Classroom Discipline, 9th Ed. by C. M. Charles
The Irresistable Revolution by Shane Claiborne
The Dog Breed Bible by D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.
- by Suzanne Collins
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy
  1. The Hunger Games
  2. Catching Fire
  3. Mockingjay
The Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
*The American Revolution by Edward Countryman
Columbine by Dave Cullen
The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala
Wall of Brass by Robert Daley
This Cold Country by Annabel Davis-Goff
*A Tolkien Bestiary by David Day
Jesus Freaks: Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus by dc Talk & The Voice of the Martyrs
Obsessed by Ted Dekker
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow
- by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Notes from Underground, The Double, and Other Stories
  • The Brothers Karamazov
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis
A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge
- by John & Stasi Eldredge
  • Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
  • Love & War: Find Your Way to Something Beautiful in Your Marriage
Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
- by Elisabeth Elliot
  • God's Guidance: A Slow & Certain Light
  • Passion & Purity
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers edited by Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa, and Virginia clark
Three Tragedies by Euripides V
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of Ture Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
Whose Grammar Book Is This Anyway? by C. Edward Good
Gray's Anatomy by Henry Gray, F.R.S
- by John Grisham
  • Skipping Christmas
  • The Runaway Jury
*The World of Ancient China by J. B. Grosier
Roots by Alex Haley
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Love Busters: Overcoming Habits That Destroy Romantic Love by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy  - medical editors: Roger Harms, M.D. & Myra Wisk, M.D., Ph.D.
I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris
Becoming a Woman of Simplicity by Cynthia Heald
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Thorn in My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs
*Assassin's Creed: Official Game Guide by David S. Hodgson, David Knight, and Damien Waples
The Iliad by Homer
Listening for God by Marilyn Hontz
*The Art Teacher's Book of Lists by Helen D. Hume
Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
*Introduction to Bibilical Hebrew by Charles David Isbell
Complete Home Guide to Symptoms & Remedies by  John Hopkins Physicians
Dangerous Minds by LouAnne Johnson
*Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Walter Johnson
Operation World: When We Pray God Works by Ptraick Johnstone & Jason Mandryk (This is a "praying for the nations" resource book.)
*The Portable Nietzshe by Walter Kaufmann
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
Simple Guide to Puppies, The by Stacy Kennedy
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
- by Karen Kingsbury
  • Above the Line Series
  1. Take One
  2. Take Two
  3. Take Three
  4. Take Four
  • A Time to Dance
  • Bailey Flanigan Series
  1. Leaving
  2. Learning
  3. Longing
  4. Loving
  • Baxter Family Drama - Redemption Series (This series was written with Gary Smalley.)
  1. Redemption
  2. Remember
  3. Return
  4. Rejoice
  5. Reunion
  • Baxter Family Drama - Firstborn Series
  1. Fame
  2. Forgiven
  3. Found
  4. Family
  5. Forever
  • Baxter Family Drama - Sunrise Series
  1. Sunrise
  2. Summer
  3. Someday
  4. Sunset
  • Like Dandelion Dust
  • Oceans Apart
  • Unlocked
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective: Volume I by Fred S. Kleiner & Christin J. Mamiya
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
- by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Left Behind Series
  1. Left Behind: A Novel of Earth's Last Days
  2. Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind
  3. Nicolae: The Rise of the Antichrist
  4. Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides
  5. APollyon: The Destroyer is Unleashed
  6. Assasins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist
  7. The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession
  8. The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon
  9. Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne
  10. The Mark: The Beast Rules the World
China Cry by Nora Lam with Ruth Lam
100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky (Is is sad to admit I have sat and read through this book? And will probably do so again if/when the next baby comes around.)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin
- by C. S. Lewis
  • The Great Divorce
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (in chronilogical order by story)
  1. The Magician's Nephew
  2. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  3. The Horse and His Boy
  4. Prince Caspian
  5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  6. The Silver Chair
  7. The Last Battle
  • Mere Christianity
  • Miracles
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
Rocking the Roles by Robert Lewis and William Hendricks
*The Earl of Louisiana by A. J. Liebling
The Giver by Lois Lowry
- by Max Lucado
  • A Love Worth Giving: Living in the Overflow of God's Love
  • Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
  • He Chose the Nails
  • His Name is Jesus
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
When You've Been Wronged: Moving from Bitterness to Forgiveness by Erwin W. Lutzer
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Posers, Fakers, & Wannabes (Unmasking the Real You) by Brennan Manning & Jim Hancock
Calligraphy by Don Marsh
The Simeon Chamber by Steve Martini
Some Through the Fire by Jeri Massi
The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict by Josh McDowell
A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian D. McLaren
No Atheists in Foxholes by Patrick J. McLaughlin
An Unstoppable Force by Erwin Raphael McManus
The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untames Faith Within by Erwin Raphael McManus
- by Stephanie Meyer

  • The Twilight Saga
  1. Twilight
  2. New Moon
  3. Eclipse
  4. Breaking Dawn
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War translated by Barbara Stoler Miller
- by Donald Miller

  • Blue Like Jazz
  • Searching for God Knows What
A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller
The Great Realities by Samuel H. Miller
Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell
Tao Te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell
- by L. M. Montgomery

  • Anne Shirley Series
  1. Anne of Green Gables
  2. Anne of Avonlea
  3. Anne of the Island
Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore by Alan Moore with Dave Gibbons et. al
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd
- by Beth Moore

  • Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman (Bible Study)
  • Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit (Bible Study)
Final Crisis by Grant Morrison with J. G. Jones, Doug Mahnke et al
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Blood of Heaven by Bill Myers
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Sylvia Nasar
Journey to the Fringe by Kelli Swofford Nielsen
The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien
History of the Persian Empire by A. T. Olmstead
- by Stormie Omartian

  • Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On: Trusting God in the Tough Times
  • The Power of a Praying Husband
  • The Power of a Praying Wife (currently reading)
Eight Theories of Religion by Daniel L. Pals
I Love You More by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins
The Children of Abraham by F. E. Peters
Exploring the Minor Prophets: An Expository Commentary by John Phillips
- by John Piper

  • Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
  • Don't Waste Your Life
  • Don't Waste Your Life Study Guide
  • Future Grace
  • Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions
  • The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
  • When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy
Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo by Plato
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
Stepping Heavenward: One Woman's Journey to Godliness by Mrs. E Prentiss
- by Philip Pullman

  • His Dark Materials Trilogy
  1. The Golden Compass
  2. The Subtle Knife
  3. The Amber Spyglass
Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey
Unknown Destination by Maya Rasker
Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America by Daniel K. Richter
- by Rick Riordan

  • Percy Jackson & The Olympians Series
  1. The Lightening Thief
  2. The Sea of Monsters
  3. The Titan's Curse
  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth
  5. The Last Olympian
-by Francine Rivers
  • Mark of the Lion Trilogy
  1. A Voice in the Wind
  2. An Echo in the Darkness
  3. As Sure as the Dawn
  • And the Shofar Blew
  • Redeeming Love
  • The Atonement Child
-by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter Series
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw & Eric Swanson
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exuperv
Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer by J. Oswald Sanders
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
Peanuts: The Art of by Charles M. Schultz
The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by Williams Sears, M.D., andMartha Sears, R.N.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic by Andy Serkis
*Messianic Passover Haggadah edited by Harold A. Sevener
*Pronouncing Bible Names by W. Murray Severance
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 - Steven P. Shelov, M.D., Ed. in Cheif
Anointed. Transformed. Redeemed. by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur (Bible Study)
*Sketch Book for the Artist by Sarah Simblet
For Better or For Best: Understand Your Man by Gary Smalley
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
Growing Up God's Way: A Guide for Getting Children Ready for School and Life from Birth On by John A. Stormer (I've been told this book is similar to Babywise but from the Christian Perspective.)
The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible by James Strong, L.L.D., S.T.D. (Another reference tool I use pretty consistently. Though I wish they had a concordance of an NASB bible.)
Growing Deep in the Christian Life: Essential Truths for Becoming Strong in the Faith by Charles R. Swindoll
The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom by Corrie Ten Boom with John & Elizabeth Sherrill
James: A Double-Edged Bible Study by TH1NK Publishing
- by Gary Thomas

  • Sacred Marriage
  • Sacred Parenting
  • Sacred Parenting - Participant's Guide
Great Discoveries: Explorations That Changed History by TIME Magazine
- by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • The Children of Húrin
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  1. The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. The Two Towers
  3. The Return of the King
  • The Hobbit
  • The Silmarillion
Essays on Love by Walter Trobish & others
Flight: Volume I by various authors (this is a graphic novel)
- collection by various authors
  • World Treasury of Children's Classics
  1. Volume 3
  2. Volume 4
  3. Volume 5
  4. Volume 6
  5. Volume 7
  6. Volume 8
  7. Volume 9
  8. Volume 10
  9. Volume 15
  10. Volume 16
Kingdom Come by Mark Waid & Alex Ross
*Teaching Music: Managing the Successful Music Program by Darwin E. Walker
*Louisiana: A History by Bennet H. Wall
- by Waler Wangerin, Jr.

  • The Book of God: The Bible as a Novel
  • Whole Prayer: Speaking and Listening to God
The War of the Revolution: Volume One by Christopher Ward
The War: An Intimate History: 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns
Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons: How to Find Your Soul Mate by Dr. Neil Clakr Warren
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
The Journal of George Washington by George Washington
History's Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them by Stephen Weir
- by E.B. White

  • Charlotte's Web
  • Stuart Little
The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wisk
- by Oscar Wilde

  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
- by Bruce Wilkinson

  • The Dream Giver
  • The Prayer of Jabez
Descent Into Hell by Charles Williams
*William's Hebrew Syntax: Third Ed. by Ronald J. Williams
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
*The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D.
Tortured for Christ by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand
The Rinehart Reader: Third Edition by Jean Wyrick & Beverly J. Slaughter
Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (daily devotional)
The Shack by William Paul Young
Who Made God? And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith by Ravi Zacharias & Norman Geisler, general ed.

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