Books Read in 2012

If I don’t count audiobooks, I read 60 books this year: if I add them, the total comes to 78.  The 60 total is a little less than last year (due probably to playing games on my iPhone during times I would normally have been reading. :oops:), but I am pleased with the overall totals and the variety.

Here is what I have read this year:


Daily Light on the Daily Path, a devotional book of Scripture verses compiled by Samuel Bagster.

The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges: did not do an overall review but weekly chapter discussions are here.

Everyday Battles: Knowing God Through Our Daily Conflicts by Bob Schultz, reviewed here.

Feminine Appeal by Carlyn Mahaney, reviewed here.

Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life by Emily P. Freeman, reviewed here.

His Ways, Your Walk, an as-yet unpublished book by my friend. Lou Ann Keiser. Coming soon!

I Remember Laura [Ingalls Wilder] by Stephen W. Hines, reviewed here.

Infinitely More by Alex Krutov, true story about an abandoned orphan in Russia whom God brought to Himself, reviewed here.

It Is Not Death to Die: A New Biography of Hudson Taylor by Jim Cromarty, reviewed here.

Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson, not reviewed.

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room by Nancy Guthrie.

Little House in the Ozarks: the Rediscovered Writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, compiled and edited by Stephen Hines, reviewed here.

Mentalpause…and Other Midlife Laughs by Laura Jensen Walker. Not reviewed.

Not By Chance: Learning to Trust a Sovereign God by Layton Talbert, reviewed here.

Practical Happiness: A Young Man’s Guide to a Contented Life by Bob Schultz, reviewed briefly here.

Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young, reviewed here.

Saving Graces: the Inspirational Writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder edited by Stephen Hines, reviewed here.

Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World! by Alex Chediak, reviewed here.

Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing by Roger Rosenblatt, reviewed here.

When Christ Was Here: a Woman’s Bible Study by Claudia Barba, reviewed here.

When You Come Home: The True Love Story Of A Soldier’s Heroism, His Wife’s Sacrifice and the Resilience of America’s Greatest Generation by Nancy Pitts, not reviewed.

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure, reviewed here.


Allerednic: A Regency Cinderella Tale–In Reverse by Chautona Havig, not reviewed.

Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher, reviewed here.

The Big 5-Oh! by Sandra Bricker, reviewed briefly here.

The Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis, reviewed here.

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury, not reviewed.

Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey, reviewed here.

The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson, reviewed here.

Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury, reviewed here.

The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis, not reviewed.

Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson, reviewed here.

The Discovery by Dan Walsh,reviewed here.

Downfall by Terri Blackstock, brief review here.

In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer, reviewed here.

Loving by Karen Kingsbury, not reviewed.

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen, reviewed here.

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, reviewed here.

Rare Earth by Davis Bunn, reviewed here.

Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh, not reviewed.

Psmith in the City by P. D. Wodehouse, reviewed here.

Safely Home by Randy Alcorn, reviewed here.

Serenity by Harry Kraus, M. D., reviewed here.

Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan, reviewed briefly here.

When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin. reviewed here.

Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer, reviewed here.

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin, reviewed here.

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin, not reviewed.


Anne of Ingleside, reviewed here.

Anne’s House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery, reviewed here.

C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength, reviewed all together here.

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns, reviewed here.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, reviewed here.

The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis, reviewed here.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, reviewed here.

Little House on the Prairie is by Laura Ingalls Wilder, reviewed here.

Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery, reviewed here.

Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery, reviewed here.

The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis, reviewed here.


At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon, reviewed here.

Beyond the Shadows by Robin Lee Hatcher, reviewed here.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, reviewed here.

Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter, reviewed here.

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter, reviewed here.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett, reviewed here.

The Hobbit, reviewed here.

Intervention by Terri Blackstock, briefly reviewed here.

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, reviewed here.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, reviewed here.

Lost Melody by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, reviewed here.

Never Again Good-bye by Terri Blackstock, not reviewed.

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, reviewed here.

Roots by Alex Haley, reviewed here.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, reviewed here.

Vicious Cycle by Terri Blackstock, reviewed here.

Wives and Daughters  by Elizabeth Gaskell, reviewed here.

A Wrinkle in Time, reviewed here.

(This list will also be linked to Semicolon‘s Saturday Review of Books, where she’s allowing us to post what we’ve read this year.)

4 thoughts on “Books Read in 2012

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