Friday, December 28, 2012

50 in 2013

I'll be doing a post soon on my resolutions for this year, but I'm going to share one with you today!

I plan on reading 50 books in 2013!

I've always been a book worm, but lately-I haven't been reading so much. I'd really like to get back into it.

Here are some books that are on my radar:

The Hobbit

I read this book in 9th grade, but I'd love to read it again. I can't remember too much, and with the movie out-why not?


I bought Room at a yard sale for a buck. I'm a little nervous to read it, but I've heard such great things,  I might have to dive right in.

The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency--on a Budget!

I've had a sample of this one on my Nook since it first came out. I love books about homemaking-it's just makes me so happy! 

Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

I've been a HUGE fan of Lysa for awhile. He book, Made to Crave, still inspires me. If you haven't checked her out-you really should. 

The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

This may seem random, but I plan on incorporating a lot of classics into my reading. I adore this movie so much (especially since it was filmed in the Asheville/Waynesville area, where we are planning on moving). I've never read the book though, so I am pretty excited about it!

The Time Keeper

I've seen this book everywhere, and finally took a chance to check out the overview. Love the idea. I think it's going to be an exciting read.

The Crockin' Girls Slow Cookin' Companion: Yummy Recipes from Family, Friends, and Our Crockin' Community  Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen

Here are some SUPER AWESOME cookbooks I want to get my hands on! Especially The Homemade Pantry! 

Have you read any of these? What do you think? Any more suggestions? What books are you planning on reading in the new year?


  1. Hi Dom! I've read Room and it's fascinating, told from a little boy's point of view throughout. Of course, disturbing on many levels, but relentlessly hopeful. When do you think you might begin "The Hobbit"? That's on my list also. Maybe we can read & discuss it 2gether. Once our 2 libraries are up and running at our church, I'd like to begin Socratic discussion group(s)based on classical literature. Maybe you & I could read/discuss as a trial run, if you didn't mind. I won't be ready to begin groups for at least 9 - 12 months. Just a thought; don't worry---you can say no!

  2. I love to read, don't get to very much though. Right now most of my reading includes books like the baby sitters club and bedtime stories. Enjoy your books!

  3. Wow, 50 books!!! I am only planning to read 15. You can do it! I wanted to let you know that I (along with my friend Sarah) are having a blog hop called 13 resolutions for 2013. You should check it out and link up when it goes live! We would love to have you!

  4. That's an incredible task! Good luck! This will be perfect to start off the year!


  5. The Time Keeper looks awesome and I so want that Food in Jars cookbook!

  6. I haven't read enough lately, especially since I started to bloggy... That is a great resolution... I have so many books on my kindle - just need time to read :)

  7. If you haven't read any of Francine Rivers' books, you should. My top 3 of hers are: Redeeming Love, Mark of the Lion Series, & Atonement Child. :)

  8. I'm wrapping up the Vampire Empire series. It's pretty good. Next year I'm trying to read more books published by indie authors and discover some hidden jewels.


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