Monday, January 01, 2007


Closing Thoughts

What a year! I have had fun keeping track of all the books I've read and keeping all my faithful blog readers updated on my book reading. I want to thank all of you who have been reading my blog, giving suggestions and reading the books I've read. I would also like to thank my co-blogger Venus the Reader for undertaking this adventure with me and keeping me reading.

I would like to sum up the year by first listing my favorite books that I've read this year. I couldn't rank them so I'm just going to put them in the order I read them in. So, here they are...
#3: Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
#11: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
#36: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
#37: When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy by John Piper
#41: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
#49: Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
#54: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
#58: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
If you're looking for a book to read and still haven't read any of these, put them on your list.

Some of you may be wondering what my reading goals for 2007 are so I thought I'd fill you in on those too. I don't think I'm going to worry about counting at all because I want to read some more classics (and I always read those slower). I'm not sure which classics I'm going to read but feel free to give me some ideas. I also want to reread some of my favorite books like Gone with the Wind and the Lord of the Rings books.

My final thought has to do with the best book I've ever read in my life, the Bible. I didn't read the whole Bible this year so I couldn't blog about it but I try to spend some time reading it everyday. I've never been more challenged, encouraged, and satisfied by a book in my life. Here's a verse that I love from the Bible that sums up what God's word, the Bible, is to me...

"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." ~Hebrews 4:12

No other book in the world is as good as the Bible!

Thanks for reading this blog and have a great 2007!!!

you're a really good reader.
well done anne!
I have enjoyed the blog, and hope to one day be described as being "well-read"... the 2006 book blog serves as inpiration.
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