Thursday, March 22, 2012

2012 Book List

I recently received some great advice from a lovely couple whom I admire and respect immensely, Mr. and Mrs. B.  I respect them for many, many reasons but the reason they should both be nominated for a Noble Peace Prize is because they have sat one row behind my insane family at church for the past 8 years. They have picked up spilled Cheerios, had miniature action figures fly past their heads, and have smelled smells that would make you doubt the existence of God.  We are that family.  And somehow they have stuck it out with us through four children in seven years.

God bless them.

Recently, they challenged a group of us to quit having kids read a lot and to keep track of the books that we read.  So that is exactly what I am doing.

I am not into writing reviews, so I will limit my commentary to a phrase or two. And if I hate a book I simply don't finish reading it, so these are the books I have read so far this year that did not get thrown across the room.  Your welcome, books.

Blue Like Jazz is the bible for college students so of course I had to read it.

The Descendants is worth reading before you see the movie.  It's also worth reading if you enjoy hearing teenagers use the F-word.

What woman doesn't love a good pregnancy/birth story? Couple that with Harvard, down-syndrome, despair and triumph and you have yourself a whole lotta drama.

This book could be called Extremely Weird and Incredibly Good.  Badum ching.

Forgotten God is written by the Crazy Love dude.  It's a thinker.

Funny in Farsi is fun, easy to read, and just made me happy.

Do not be fooled by the title, Listening Is An Act Of Love is not some self help mumbo-jumbo.  It's a beautiful book.  Trust me, you should read this.

Do not, I repeat do not read this book unless you want your life to change.   The title could not be more accurate.  I kind of want to marry this book.

Meh.  I know this is a true story and all but just, meh.


Beth Brewer said...

Thanks for the suggestions!

Alyssa said...

I'm sure you already know this, but I'm telling anyone who will stand still long enough to listen...scholastic has recently come out with a top 100 list for kiddos. We have enjoyed checking them off and thought your kiddos might too. Nice list of your own though.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

I like your list! I've read several of those non-fiction ones and got my husband to listen to Blue Like Jazz on CD in the car as we traveled last summer- my best way of sneaking non-business literature into his brain!

Lisa Renee said...

So glad to find your blog again. I remember how much I loved it! You crack me up. I just LOVE your all around style and thoughts. Your family is getting big and STILL beautiful!

Kayla said...

How do you have time??? I'm pretty sure I haven't read that many books in my entire life...

Mark Brewer said...

Your kids are wonderful. You should have more.