Thursday, December 29, 2011

Our Family's Favorite Reads 2011-Part 2

Today I will list my husband's favorites for the year.  As we were going through his list, I keep thinking that I should have put a few of his on my list and he liked a few that I had put on mine.

My Husband's Top 11 (Somehow He had 11 on his list and I didn't know which one to cut out.)


1. Elisha's Bones by Don Hoesel.
This book was one of Noel's favorites.  I even looked at getting him another book by the author but the other books seemed to be a different style.  I also read it on Noel's recommendation.  It has adventure, mystery and a lot about archeology.
2.  Two Wars by Nate Self
This is a biography of Nate's life and his time in Afghanistan and Bosnia.  It helped to understand what our soldiers go through and what they sacrifice for our freedom and the freedom of others.
3. First Things First by Kurt and Brenda Warner
Both my husband and I read this book.  We enjoyed the story of how Kurt and Brenda met and how their family works.  We even took a few of their suggestions to use in our family.  Kurt Warner is a quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.
4. Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
This is a more recent read for my husband.  After reading and applying the first few chapters, he feels his photography skills have already improved.   I have even had a lesson from my DH on how to shoot my camera on manuel.  Hopefully this year I will be able to post better pictures due to our improved skills.
5. Broken Angel and Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer
This fantasy series is about understanding others who are different than you mixed in with a good plot and lots of twists.   My husband, our daughter and I all read the books.  It has been fun to have books we all enjoy.
6. Day of War (Lion of War series)  by Cliff Graham
My husband commented that this book had a lot of violence but was helpful in understanding what it might have been like for Benaiah, one of David's mighty men.  So I guess you could say it is a manly type of book.   My DH has only read the first book of the series.
7. I Surrender All by Clay Crosse
This book is Clay's story of God's redemption and how God restored his marriage.
8. Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig
This book is about diving and a daughter whose father used to be a spy. She is now swept up in an adventure she didn't ask for.  This is on my to read list for the coming year.
9. Pompeii: City on Fire by T.L. Higley
A historical fiction novel based in the city of Pompeii.
10. All Through the Night by Davis Bunn
On a favor for his sister, Wayne agrees to help a Senior Citizen community out and gets more than he bargained for.   This is a fun, intense quick read that both my DH and I enjoyed.  The characters are fun and the twists to the plot keep you reading.
11. Monday Night Jihad by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn
This is guy's book full of adventure, football, and issues that face us today.

My DH read a lot this year maybe because I kept supplying him with books.  He reads them off his iPhone.  Looking at his list, I realized I found them all free except for #4 and the second book listed in #5.  I find my free books from a site called www.vesselproject.com and through inspired reads on Facebook.  My DH gives me a bad time since I am always getting these free books but they don't always stay free for long.  As I was creating the list, I noticed that most of the books I found free are now no longer free.

I would love for you to link your favorite list of books for the year or add them to my comments.  If you liked this post, you might also like My Favorite 2011 Reads and Our 2010 List.  Note: There are affiliate links in this post.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

We are always looking for good reads, so I'm going to copy some ideas off your lists. Thanks for posting them!