What I Read in January

Hello, world! I’m back. I enjoyed a one-month break from blogging, but more on that later. One of the things I did while away was set a reading goal for the year. I hope to read 48 books by December 31. Why 48? Seems like a random number. It comes to four a month, which seemed a little more forgiving than the 52 book challenge, which is one a week.

This is a big jump for me, since I read somewhere around six books last year, and maybe three the year before. But it’s been a great goal this semester. With Andrew under a much heavier homework load, I appreciate having my own “assignments” to work on at 11:00 at night when he’s still plugging away and I’m tempted to throw a pity party.

I can’t wait to review at least some of the following books that I completed in January.


Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung – This short book seemed like a good foot to begin the new year on, and I was not disappointed!

A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger than You by Paul David Tripp – I appreciated this book, but realized partway through that it was largely What Did You Expect, but non-specific to marriage. A little redundant, but challenging nonetheless.

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith – I cried a lot, but this story is well worth the read.

When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty by Joni Eareckson Tada – Coming from this woman, a book on suffering has a lot of credibility. It was definitely good, but fell a little flat theologically compared to similar books such as Trusting God (which I’m currently reading).

Creative Counterpart : Becoming the Woman, Wife, and Mother You Have Longed To Be by Linda Dillow – Watch for a review, this is a great book for any wife! I started this in the fall, so technically I didn’t read the whole thing in 2014 but I’m counting anything I finish in my list.

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman – My sister-in-law gave this to me for Christmas and I’m looking forward to reviewing it. My copy is full of highlights!

Up Next:

Reckless Abandon: A modern-day Gospel pioneer’s exploits
First We Have Coffee

2 thoughts on “What I Read in January

  1. You should add Loveology by my pastor (John Mark Comer) to your list. It just came out today. We listened to the series he did on it a year or two ago and LOVED it! Plus it’s short and knowing his style should be an easy read. :)

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