12/30/10

Books Read in 2010

I have several blog friends that write a recap of the books they read at the end of the year.

When I saw this last year I loved it and made a promise to myself that I would do it.

And now a year later I am keeping my promise to myself.

I'm not good at recapping stories and feel that it gets a bit repetitive, so I just included the amazon link which will include a synopsis of the book and then my 2 cents on that book.

Here are the books I read in 2010:

First I finished the Twilight series:

As I've stated before I'm never one to back down from a good pop culture fad. So I couldn't let the popularity of Twilight pass by without me reading the books. And I fell hook, line and sinker. I got sucked into the story lines and enjoyed both the books and movies. No, they are not the best literary work, in fact they are pretty poorly written and I think the movies make it evident, HOWEVER I'm still a fan and enjoyed the books.


This book was soooo good and SUCH a tear jerker. In fact while reading it there were times when I had tears streaming down my face. I'm not talking about a couple of sniffles, but absolute tears rolling down my face. I recommend this book to everyone. It's not just a fluff story, but one that will stir your heart and get you thinking about your life and what impact you have in life.

In March Luke and I went on a cruise and I read the next 3 books while on a cruise. They are your typical fiction "fluff" books and were perfect for a light read while laying out in the sun.


I LOVED these books. Very light, easy, and entertaining reads. I could read these again and be entertained just as much as I was the first time. I loved the story line of both books and was surprised by the "spin" that happened in the 2nd book. I would recommend these books.



Eh. I don't really have much to say about this book. I've heard it said before that Nicholas Sparks uses the same formula for every book and it is so true. I was pretty bored through most of it and thought it was predictable. I wouldn't recommend this book.


I read this book because I read Angie Smith's blog and love it (one of the first blogs I read). To be honest, I don't remember much about the book. It was extremely sad, but her faith is amazing.

I'm always a Beth Moore fan. I will read anything she writes and have never been disappointed. This book caught me off guard because it really pinpointed some areas in my life where I have insecurity, but I never recognized as insecurity before. Sounds a bit strange but its what I got out of the book. I really do think all girls/women should read this book.



This book was the first book for a blogger book club so I decided to go ahead and read it.. I read this book in record time and couldn't put it down. It was a good book, but I couldn't put it down because I HAD to find out what happened in the end. It is a definitely page turner. This is a book I will probably re-read in the future.
by J.K. Rowling

I started reading the Harry Potter books at some point this year. I had big plans to have them finished by the time the last movie came out, but that just didn't happen. I'm currently in the middle of the 5th book. I WILL get them done before the final installment of the last movie comes out. I absolutely love them, but I have yet to meet a person who has read them and didn't like them. They really just amaze me, I can't believe that J.K. Rowling has all of that information just chilling in her head. I really can't wait to finish the series. I have so many questions I need them answered.

And then of course the following books have taken up a lot of reading time:

These books have been helpful and very informative. I will probably recap them more once I recap all pregnancy related items.

So those are my books for 2010. I was actually quite a bit embarrassed when looking over this list. I didn't focus a lot on my spiritual growth this year and it is definitely evident in my books. However that is something I plan to change in 2011. To be honest there for awhile I only read spiritual growth books and I just got a bit burnt out. But I will discuss that more in my 2011 goals.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

You should read Moloka'i. I just read it for a book club, and I thought it was so good.

I want to check out the book you read for your reading group. Sounds good!

Just the 3 of Us said...

Thanks for sharing. I just added So Long Insecurity and Same Kind of Different as Me to my Amazon cart for the next time I do a book order.

Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing! I now have a few on my list for next year :)

Tickled Pink said...

Great reads! Thanks for sharing!!

Happiness Is... said...

I am eagerly awaiting Same Kind of Different and Cee Cee Wilkes...so much for reading over my vacation, but I can't wait to start both! You may like A Long Way Gone - it's a memoir by an African boy soldier. I literally couldn't put it down.

Rachel and John said...

Oh I don't have the girlfriends guide to pregnancy! Is it a good one?

Lauren said...

same kind of different as me is one of my favorite books! i loved it so much that my husband suprised me with an original denver moore piece of art for last christmas and last year when we went to dallas we went to the Union Gospel Mission. LOVE THAT BOOK!!

I am reading "Radical" by David Platt. I have heard phenomenal things about it and have enjoyed it so far. Its a good faith growing/challenging read if you need recommendations!

P.S. how is Mr. Eli doing?!?!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Girl, I can't believe you are in the middle of book 5 of HP. How can you sleep at night?! Just kidding, but seriously, I seriously read those books around the clock (not really, but a lot!) cause I had to find out what happened. Dude, the next two books are going to BLOW YOUR MIND. omg.