The 2014 Book List

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As a “resolution”, my sister and I have decided to each set a goal to read 30 books this year. Here are some of the choices that grace my Amazon wish list, and Ashley’s list of books she wants to read (so far). What books should we each add to our list? Old favorites? New classics? Let us know your votes in the comments below!

We’ll try and update you as we go!

Amanda’s List 
1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
2. Why I Write by George Orwell
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
4. The Luminaries: A Novel by Eleanor Catton
5. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
6. Starting Over: Stories by Elizabeth Spencer
7. Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt
8. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
9. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
10. Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
11. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
12. White Noise by Don DeLillo
13. The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History by Jonathan Franzen
14. Harvest: An Adventure into the Heart of America’s Family Farms by Richard Horan
15. Jazz by Toni Morrison
16. The Professor’s Daughter: A Novel by Emily Raboteau
17-23. Re-read all 7 books in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
24. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
25. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
26. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Ashley’s List
1. The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
2. Imagine How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
3. Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke
4. Prototype by Jonathan Martin
5. Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
6. Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
7-9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
10. Scandalous by D.A. Carson
11. Undaunted by Christine Caine
12. The Pursuit of God by A W Tozer
13. As You Wish by Mercy Lokulutu
14. Anonymous by Alicia Britt Chole
15. Jesus Is by Judah Smith
16. George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade
17. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
18. Atonement by Ian McEwan
19. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
21. Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
22. The Queen’s Lover by Francine du Plessix Gray
23. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
24. Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick

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