Lindsey’s Book List 2010

Lindsey is back on the wagon and keeping track of her reading list once again.  Check back throughout the year to see the list being updated.  There are comments in parenthesis on a lot of the titles.

Fiction
The Full Cupboard of Life, by Alexander McCall Smith
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, by Alexander McCall Smith
Blue Shoes and Happiness, by Alexander McCall Smith (Notice a trend here? These are part of a series called The #1 Ladies Detective Agency.  They are all based in Botswana and this author really captures the personality and feel of Southern Africa).
44 Scottland Street, by Alexander McCall Smith (Loved this book. Originally printed one chapter at a time in a newspaper, later bound into a book.)
Vanishing Acts, by Jodi Picoult (I thought I would try this author who seems to be every where.  I personally did not like it.)
The Inklings, by Melanie M. Jeschke 
The Other Hand, by Chris Cleave The Good Wife, by Elizabeth Buchan
A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley 
The Sunday Philosophy Club, by Alexander McCall Smith
Espresso Tales, by Alexander McCall Smith (This is book #2 of 44 Scotland Street) 
Love Over Scotland, by Alexander McCall Smith
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, by Alexander McCall Smith 
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe (classic fiction by an African author) 
Divided in Death, by J.D. Robb 

Non Fiction
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (Any book by this author is amazing)
The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family, by Patrick Lenceoni
Condi, by Mary Beth Brown (A biography of Condoleezza Rice.  Her story was very interesting but I wish the author was a better writer.)
My Grandfather’s Son, by Clarence Thomas (auto-biography)
Dress Your Children in Corduroy and Denim, by David Sedaris (not a recommended one)
The Present Future, by Reggie McNeal
The Language of Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (this is a marriage book, it repeats itself but the premise was pretty good)
The Radical Reformission, by Mark Driscoll (excellent book on the Church and Christianity plus an easy read!)
Faith Like Potatoes, by Angus Buchan
Leap of Faith, by Queen Noor (Biography by the Queen of Jordan, she is an American that married into this Middle Eastern monarchy and nation.  I enjoyed it.)
Miriam’s Song, by Mark Mathabane (This South African author is amazing.  This is the biography of his sister.  Captures the reality and history of so many South Africans.  Definitely recommended!)
Love is a Choice, by Dr’s Robert Hemfelt, et al.  (Counseling book on co-dependency.  Interesting and helped me understand more what many people struggle with.  I would recommend it to people who struggle with this problem.)
Real Leaders Don’t Do Powerpoint, by Christopher Witt
Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell (I absolutely love every single one of this authors books.)
Living History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton 
Dead Aid, by Dambisa Moyo (Excellent book on the negative effect of 3rd World Aid)
OT Template, by Landa Cope
Going Public, By David & Kelli Pritchard (One of the best parenting books I’ve read. I love their high standards but gracious and kind approach)
When a Croccodile Eats the Sun, by Peter Godwin (An amazing book on the recent history in Zimbabwe) 
Teaching to Change Lives, by Howard Hendricks (should be required reading for every preacher, teacher, and communicator)
Winnie Mandela, by Anne Marie du Preez
Here and Now, by Henri Nouwen (I normally don’t like Christian mystic writers like Nouwen but I really, really enjoyed this one) 
Permission to Speak Freely, by Anne Jackson (great book on honesty and confession)
How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, By Larry King
Imprisoned in Iran, by Dan Bauman
How the Great Fall, by Jim Collins
Farm City, by Novella Carpenter (I loved this book) 

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