Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Try a BOOK List

I recently mentioned the importance of reading and how much I thrive on it. I have old weathered books who are my companions in life. (that sounds a little nerdy, but hey...just sayin) They're an extension of me because in those pages I formed my foundations, chose my styles, grounded my values, created boundaries, discovered worldviews, learned how to be better and do better, and sometimes just had great escapes. The bookshelf that stands in my office is ME. A stranger can graze through those books, or scan the titles and know who I am without ever setting eyes on me. The bookshelf is my PERSONAL BLUEPRINT. It mirrors my identity and shows the roads I've traveled so far in life.

Every summer I scribble a BOOK LIST of good reads. If you like the satisfaction of making and reaching goals (or simply crossing things off a list) you should try this! It works to WRITE out a book list! You will read more this way guaranteed. What's on your book list? I am always looking for a good book, so I'm interested.

Lisa's 2009 Summer Book List

~A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
This just sounded fun and intriguing

~Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
An outside look on my personal belief system

~How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better
I've been reading these books since I was 10 though they are written for the over 40 crowd...

~Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
A book that Chris and I can read together for great discussions

~The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets
I love secrets especially if they'll benefit me ;)

~Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: The Secrets of Uncluttering Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life
A tried and true. I've read this before and it is AMAZING

~Champions Body-for-LIFE
A sequel to the best seller Body for Life book...YES, I'm a fan!

~Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
Keep me sharp and on my toes

~See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition
A Zig Ziglar classic

~Sanctuary: Creating a Blessed Place to Live and Love
This sounds beautiful

~All the Stars in Heaven
A Mormon fiction book which comes highly recommended

~What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should): Timeless Secrets to Get Everything you Want in Love, Life, and Work
More secrets?

~Fight For Your Money: How to Stop Getting Ripped Off and Save a Fortune
Financial books are a top Fav of mine, this is David Bach's latest

I hope creating a book list works for you! For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas, click here.


portatoredichrist said...

Hey, that's my chair! ;)

Rebekah said...

Thanks for pointing me to your book post today! :) Loved seeing your list - the only one I've read is Freakonomics & was really fascinated by it. You mentioned some good ones that I think I'll be adding to my ever-growing list - thanks!

Summer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I've been married for 9 years as well and have 3 kids. The first two are boys but the youngest is a girl.

I keep a to-read list on goodreads.com but I haven't been to faithful at following it. I like to hit the library and just pull off the shelf whatever looks interesting. My favorite genres are sci-fi and fantasy.

Amanda said...

That's a good idea! My friend and I started a 52 books in 52 weeks challenge. We're on week 22 and going strong! Every monday I post a review of the book I read on my blog. Thanks for the tip!

ahorne said...

I have 3 boys too - I enjoyed poking around your blog a bit! I love to read, but don't make as much time for it as I should. My husband has bookshelf like yours, it sounds... you could learn much from his life by examining the contents of his bookshelf. ;)
Thanks for the inspiration,

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed your post...I am a book hound too! :)

Dorey said...

It does feel good to check a good book off of the list. I'll have to check out some of your suggestions. =)