Favorite Books of 2011

December 29, 2011

This was such a great year for reading! So many wonderful bloggers writing books. My bookshelves have never been so happy. Here is my list of favorites from 2011.

One Thousand Gifts – The book that ignited a thankful heart within me. Since reading this one year ago I have gifted it over twenty times. Highly, highly, highly recommend! We all need our minds renewed and this is just the book to help you do it.

Organized Simplicity – A book that has wonderful advice on taking care of your home, but the part that struck me the most was how she emphasizes how little we need to be truly happy. I have been happily purging useless items from my house since reading this.

Made to Crave – I have such struggles with food and Made to Crave has shown me that my struggles aren’t necessarily with food. A great book in guiding us back to God and not sugar coating our problems with snacking.

Grace for the Good Girl – This has been a very interesting read. I definitely do not consider myself a ‘good girl’, however there were so many wonderful lessons in this book on how to interact with ‘good girls’. I have had many friends who have felt this book was written for them.

Kisses from Katie – A beautiful story that is continuing to be written each and every day. I am highly inspired by Katie’s faith to leave her comfortable home in Tennessee and to adopt thirteen young girls in her new home of Uganda. Faith in action.

Large Family Logisitics – Having five children I can’t go on enough about how helpful this book is. But honestly, I think a woman newly married would get just as much help from it. There is so much good advice and is a deceivingly large book!

Start Something That Matters – Honestly, I’m not even finished with this one yet, but I LOVE it! A book I wouldn’t have normally picked up but ended up being one of my favorites. Look forward to a review and giveaway within the next couple weeks.

Natural Enlightenment Photography – I have to add this in because I’m a photographer. I didn’t get as much out of it as I had hoped, but if you’re a budding photographer you will love it! Lots of wonderful tips on shooting organically.

I’m anxious to see what all new books come out in 2012!




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