Cherry Bloosoms

My Book List

Not an avid reader by birth, I decided to enrich my deployment experience and read more. ( > denotes currently reading/listening to.)

On my bedside table:
Faith Deployed by Jocelyn Green
*strongly recommended
The Bible and the current Upper Room guide

For Book Club:
To Kill a Mockingbird (audio) by Harper Lee
The Particular Sadness of Lemoncake
Loving Frank (audio)
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris (I don't recommend reading the last chapter.)
The Heart Mender (aka Island of Saints-audio) by Andy Andrews
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross (audio)
The Book Thief (audio)
The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips (audio)
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil Young
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (audio)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbury (audio)

Note: I listen to alot of books on cd b/c I can listen and cook, sew, clean or drive at the same time!

Just because:
The Prince of Frogtown by Rick Bragg (audio)
>The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (audio plus following her blog)
South of Broad by Pat Conroy (audio, lost interest and didn't finish this one)
Sisterchicks do the Hula! by Robin Jones Gunn (This book was so much fun and an easy read with spiritual influences. And best of all, I felt like I was in Hawaii just reading it!)
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller (took me a while to get into it but it is good to get you going to reflect on your life's purpose)
>The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Bible Study books:
The Bible
God Strong by Sara Horn
Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow
When Christians get it Wrong by Adam Hamilton
>Tour of Duty by Sara Horn
>Crazy Love by Frances Chan
Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg

Operation Military Family
*read pre-deployment with your spouse
God Strong by Sara Horn
Faith Deployed by Jocelyn Green
*strongly recommended
Married to the Military: A Survival Guide for military wives, girlfriends and women in uniform by Meredith Leyva
*read upon entry into military life
From Baghdad, With Love
>Tour of Duty by Sara Horn
Surviving Deployment

Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne (yes, this is a Magic Tree House book, #37)
-these have some good geographical, historical significance and good moral lessons in them that I've enjoyed
>A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time by Mary Pope Osborn (MTH #44)