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Favorite Books of 2010

November 27, 2010

Last year I shared a list of my favorite books I read in 2009. I have so many favorites from 2010 that I thought I should limit myself somehow. Unable to do that, I have organized my favorites into categories. To see all my reading (and all our favorite children’s books), check out my Shelfari page. And if you’re a reader (even of just a couple books), please join Shelfari and become my friend!

Books that Changed Me

Jesus for President (Shane Claiborne)

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health (T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell II, Howard Lyman, and John Robbins)

Helping Baby Sleep: The Science & Practice of Gentle Bedtime Parenting (Anni Gethin and Beth Macgregor)

Books that Inspired Me

Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet (Jonathan Merritt)

(Green Like God book review here)

The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers (Mary Joslin and Amanda Hall)

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership (Henri J. M. Nouwen)

Books that Bettered Me

Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matters Most (Wess Stafford and Dean Merrill)

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Greg Mortenson)

Books that Informed Me

Books from the Sears Parenting Library:

  • The Discipline Book
  • The Baby Book
  • The Baby Sleep Book
  • The Breastfeeding Book
  • The Birth Book
  • The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood
  • The Vaccine Book

Books that Fed Me

  • Clean Food by Terry Walters: The best whole-foods, plant-based cookbook EVER.
  • The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone: An introduction to animal-free eating and lots of great recipes.
  • The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters: All about whole, local, and seasonal foods, this book is a perfect reference for any home cook.

Books that Helped Me

Steady Days by Jamie C. Martin (my review here)

The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby. This is another book from the Sears Parenting Library, emphasizing early and sustained bonding to your baby and creating a lifelong foundation of trust and connection.

Books that Motivated Me

Writing Motherhood: Tapping Into Your Creativity as a Mother and a Writer by Lisa Garrigues

Books that We Liked Together

  • Lucy’s Picture
  • Shoes Like Miss Alice’s
  • Just Like Josh Gibson
  • Daddy Calls Me Man
  • When I Am Old With You
  • Lola Loves Stories
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2010 3:12 pm

    too small to ignore is so powerful! that’s a favorite of mine too.

  2. scott permalink
    December 9, 2010 10:29 am

    My life is being turned upside down by Jesus for President. One of the most insightful and challenging books I have ever read.

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