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Books Read in 2017

I kept a log of all the books I read in 2017. I enjoyed most, with a few filler books that were okay. I wish I had read more, but I guess I will just have to try this year!

  1. Deluge, by Lisa T. Bergren
  2. Rise of the Wolf, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  3. Wrath of the Storm, Jennifer A. Nielse
  4. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1, by Lemony Snicket
  5. Lodestar, by Shannon Messenger
  6. The Runaway King, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  7. The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  8. The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  9. Season of Wonder, by Lisa T. Bergren
  10. Season of Fire, by Lisa T. Bergren
  11. The Weight of Glory, by C. S. Lewis
  12. Season of Glory, by Lisa T. Bergren
  13. Is That Really You, God?, by Loren Cunningham
  14. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
  15. The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  16. Janette Oke: A Heart for the Prairie, by Laurel Oke Logan
  17. Where Trust Lies, by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
  18. Origin, by Jessica Khoury
  19. The Last Ride, by Mark Cahill
  20. Harry Potter, Narnia, and the Lord of the Rings, by Richard Abanes
  21. The Scourge, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  22. Invincible Louisa, by Cornelia Meigs
  23. You Have a Brain, by Ben Carson, MD
  24. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
  25. Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie
  26. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  27. Hospital Sketches, by Louisa May Alcott
  28. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  29. Where Hope Prevails, by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
  30. The Magician’s Nephew, by C. S. Lewis
  31. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis
  32. The Horse and His Boy, by C. S. Lewis
  33. Gilgamesh, by Homer
  34. Prince Caspian, by C. S. Lewis
  35. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis
  36. The Silver Chair, by C. S. Lewis
  37. The Art of War, by Sun Tzu
  38. The Last Battle, by C. S. Lewis
  39. Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott
  40. Jo’s Boys, by Louisa May Alcott

I can’t say that I had a favorite out of all of those books, but there were a few that I enjoyed more than others.

I read a quote once by C. S. Lewis that said, “For every new book you read, you should read two classics.”

I have tried to follow this rule, but as you may be able to tell, it wasn’t always put into practice.

My current list of new reads for this year are as follows (it will probably grow)…

  • Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Priceless, by for KING & COUNTRY
  • The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Ranger’s Apprentice, by John Flanagan
  • Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë

Re-reads I would like to accomplish include…

  • Finish The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Love Comes Softly Series (again), by Janette Oke
  • Mark of the Thief Series and The Ascendance Trilogy, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • The River of Time Series, by Lisa T. Bergren, including her new sequel to the series
  • The King’s Gold, by Lamplighter Theater (Cheney)
  • Read the Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien again
  • Wars of the Realm Trilogy, by Chuck Black
  • Swipe Series, by Evan Angler
  • Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
  • Anne of Green Gables Series, by L. M. Montgomery

I am definitely excited to read all of these books!

Have a wonderful 2018, friends!

My question for You: Did you have a goal to read a certain amount of books?




I am a young girl in my teen years, pushing through life with the help and encouragement of my family and friends. But more than that, the Lord God is before me creating a path for me to follow. This blog shows my struggles and victories in life, the things I love or dislike. I hope you enjoy browsing through my blog. Before you leave, I hope you understand more fully how much the Lord Almighty means to me.

10 thoughts on “Books Read in 2017

  1. Those were all great reads for 2017. I think I read a few classics; I’m pathetic about remembering to write them down, and I can’t even remember which ones I did read now. I do prefer the classics most of all. I can’t seem to find enjoyment reading modern fiction, so I tend to read non-fiction.

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  2. I applaud you on the number of books you’ve read last year. It’s a pretty big number for one who’s your age. It’s inspired me to read more books this year than I did last year.

    While I didn’t set a goal to read a certain number of books, I do make sure not a single month passes than I’m not reading a book.

    Also, I make it more than a habit to read the Bible every day. It’s a discipline and a great habit that I’ve grown to love, and it’s a rewarding thing, to drink that living water, to feed upon God’s Word.
    I highly recommend daily Bible reading to all, and to read at least one book a month but not to be careless or undiscerning in the choice of book to read, it’s important to not feed upon the empty, shallow, unsatisfying literature. Find something new, something old, something interesting, something challenging, you’ll be glad you did, you’ll be glad you read something.

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    1. Thanks! I love books, and I try to make sure I am reading some every week.
      I do make it a point to study my Bible every day. It’s a point in my day that I greatly enjoy, and I feel like I am missing something when I don’t. 🙂

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      1. That’s a commendable habit and a great discipline. It would be great if more people your age would be engaged in such great habits and disciplines. Yes, I know there are different personalities, interests, many distractions and cheap substitutes for learning and growing mentally and spiritually.
        There’s something to pray about: for the younger generation to be inspired to read and grow closer to God and to habitually read. These youngsters are the future and must be invested in with love and encouraged to learn and grow in faith and love and a habit of reading.
        Even just reading God’s Word with others is a great practice, to delve and dig into that living Word and fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s quite beneficial and we shouldn’t take such opportunities for granted or neglect them. Of course, we should read and study it by ourselves and also with family, therein our spiritual growth blooms, well, if we’re not just listening and reading but doing and obeying, applying the word out of our love for God and people.
        Well, that’s what I believe. Correct me if you disagree on any point.

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      2. I agree completely. In my Spanish class, we have been studying James since the Fall, and we all discuss and translate together in class, as well as our monthly memory verse (in Spanish). Sometimes coming at the Bible from a different language gives you a whole other perspective.

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      3. Yes, it does. I actually read it in Russian daily and look at how it’s similar and different in translation. It’s interesting, to say the least.

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      4. My verse this month is Romans 10:9.

        “If you confess with your mouth the Jesus is the Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you are saved.”

        “Que, so confiesas con tu boca que Jesus es el Señor y crees en tu corazón que Dios lo levanto de entre los muertos, seras salvo.”

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      5. Good verse. In Russian it’s:
        “Ибо если устами твоими будешь исповедывать Иисуса Господом и сердцем твоим веровать, что Бог воскресил Его из мертвых, то спасешься,”
        Yes, just looks like a bunch of Cyrillic letters to one who can’t read or understand it but the meaning is the same, just a different language. To translate it literally word for word would make it sound strange in English but the essence and meaning are retained and that’s what’s important. Another language does expand our perspective of a verse and allows us to see nuances we’d otherwise not see.
        I’m not like ignorant of Spanish and I can only basically guess what half of the words mean because they sound familiar and some obvious in meaning but learning such a new language wouldn’t be that easy but I’m curious about it since it can come in quite handy because I work with people who speak and know Spanish (and English) but it would still be helpful to acquaint myself better with that language. I just might make that like a project for this year, to learn as much Spanish as I can. We’ll see.
        Anyway, back to above topic – reading verses in more than one language is a great thing, applying the Word to our daily life is even better.

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