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My 2014 Goodreads Challenge

If you've liked my Facebook Page or follow my personal profile, then you know that I've been doing both the Goodreads and Empty Shelf Challenge (Jon Acuff) this year! And while I may not have finished my Empty Shelf Challenge *hangs head in shame* I did, however, complete my Goodreads Reading for the year!! *bells and whistles*

This year, I purposed to read:

  1. Books I've never read before as well as
  2. Authors I'd never read before

I'm very happy to have challenged myself! Some of the books were read in a formal or informal promise to review books for various formal and informal book launches (this is a GREAT way to great free books, PDF or otherwise!) but all of this together served to expand my literary palate for the year. So with that in mind, here are the 30 books I've read this year. Let me know if you've read any of these yourself as well as some of the new authors and books you read this year!

  1. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell [New Author, New Book] (HIGHLY recommended by Bishop Tudor Bismark)
  3. Songs of Shenandoah by Michael K. Reynolds [Book Review]
  4. Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing after Sexual Abuse by Mary DeMuth [New Author, New Book, Book Review]
  5. I Am Your Sign: The Secret to Unleashing Revival and Igniting a National Awakening by Sean Smith [New Author, New Book]
  6. I've Never Been to Vegas, But My Luggage Has: Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After by Mandy Hale (The Single Woman) [New Author, New Book, Book Review]
  7. Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life by Sarah Jakes [New Author, New Book, Book Review]
  8. No Flying in the House by Betty Brock (a childhood favourite of mine)
  9. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  10. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  11. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  12. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
  13. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  14. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  15. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
  16. The Once and Future King by T.H. White [New Author, New Book]
  17. The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien
  18. Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White by David Barton [New Author, New Book]
  19. Green Darkness by Anya Seton [New Book]
  20. Chronological Study Bible NKJV
  21. Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven & Earth by Dutch Sheets [New Author, New Book]
  22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle [New Author, New Book]
  23. Can You Be Gay and Christian: Responding with Love and Truth to Questions about Homosexuality by Dr. Michael L. Brown [New Author, New Book, Book Review]
  24. The Spiritual Warrior's Guide to Defeating Jezebel: How to Overcome the Spirit of Control, Idolatry and Immorality by Jennifer LeClaire [New Author, New Book, Book Review]
  25. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett [New Author, New Book]
  26. Satan's Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft by Jennifer LeClaire [New Book, Book Review]
  27. Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien
  28. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder [New Author, New Book]
  29. The Hinges of History: How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill [New Author, New Book]
  30. 40 Days with the Holy Spirit: A Journey to Experience His Presence in a Fresh New Way by R.T. Kendall [New Author, New Book]
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