10 Books Mandi’s Reading in 2014

In the midst of working on many New Year’s resolutions, plans, and goals, I decided to set out a to-read list for myself for the new year!

Anticipating my upcoming semester abroad, I set myself a reasonable goal of reading ten books this year. Among these are books new and old, classic and contemporary, inspiring and fun.

If you’re interested, check these out with me!

The Nature Principle– Richard Louv
I read the beginning chapters of this book in my Philosophy of Self class last spring. I was completely intrigued by the idea that being out in nature could be something my heart longs for. I can’t wait to learn more!

Anne of Green Gables– L. M. Montgomery
A classic story that I have sadly never read. I think it’s about time I got into it! (Perhaps I’ll read Little Women next year…)

I Am Malala—Malala Yousafzai
The autobiography of the year. Promises to be a great read, and probably very inspiring!

Mere Christianity—C. S. Lewis
I have recently been very interested in getting into some C. S. Lewis theology, and after much research this is where I have decided to start. As the foremost writer on Christian doctrine (and a man who wrote one amazing fantasy series), I think Lewis will provide a great read.

Love Does—Bob Goff
This appears to be a very heart-warming and inspiring story of one man who led one very extraordinary life. I can’t wait to read about all of his stunning adventures, and learn all about his positive outlook!

The Cuckoo’s Calling—JKR
I couldn’t call myself a loyal fan if I didn’t at least give this a try! I didn’t care for ‘A Casual Vacancy’ at all, but I am excited to see what this new work is like.


Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World—Kathleen Ragan
I seriously adore folk and fairy tales, especially those that allow me to explore other cultures and perspectives. I ran across this book last summer in a Chicago bookstore and am still thinking about reading it to this day! I think that’s a good sign. I can’t wait to get into this collection of tales all about women.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows—JKR

I began re-reading the series this past summer and didn’t finish. Hopefully I get these re-read soon! 
What books are you excited to read in 2014? Let me know below!


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