Saturday, January 2, 2010

Book Club List 2010

Look what we get to read this year with our Book Club.

Have you read any of these books??
If so, what did you think?

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I did a review on The Message several months back.

I like that we are starting the year with this one:

I miss this sweet man.

“Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.”

"Because we live in a world where there is much harshness, hostility and meanness, there is also much need for all of us to be more merciful."

“Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.”

"If you do your best, it will all work out"

"try a little harder to be a little better"

"I pray that each of us will be a little more kind, a little more thoughtful, a little more courteous."

Gordon B. Hinckley


grandmapeg said...

Jill, I think I read Standing For Something when it first came out. Anything from Pres. Hinckley is wonderful as you know. I miss him too! I also read The Message and that was very good also. It has so many good messages in it to learn from. You'll have to give us a review of each of those books when you have completed them. I have enjoyed the books that you have reviewed since you started this blog. Thanks for sharing!

Eileen said...

Beautiful quotes! I think I'd like to read that book too.

I haven't read any on the list but a friend of mine read "Three Cups of Tea" and she enjoyed it a lot.
I'll be interested to know what you think of the books, I hope you do reviews!

Happy reading!
All the best,

Mary said...

I love and admire President Monson, but there was just something so special and deeply loving about President Hinckley. All he had to do was stand at the podium and, without a word, the Spirit filled the room. I miss him, too!

Nate and Julie said...

Goose Girl is one of my favorite books. I love Shannon Hale's style of writing. My mom's book club read the potato peel society one and I think she said she enjoyed it, but you'd have to ask her for more details. Looks like a good list...I might need to try some of those books out myself!

Natalie said...

I want to join your book club! I haven't read any of them, but it looks like it will be a fun year of reading for you. I love President Hinckley. Always the optimist, he had a way of making everyone more cheerful and hopeful about life. Thanks for sharing those quotes today.

Susan Rozier said...

I miss President Hinckley also. Your post brought back so many memories of spiritual experiences I received while listening to and/or watching him on TV. Also, reading his words.

Thanks for the uplift.

Your book club sounds fun.

Love, Susan

Mar~ said...

Looks like a fun list.
I miss Pres. Hinckley also. Wasn't he the greatest?

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Looks fun. Let me know what How to Have a New Husband by Friday is about. Sounds interesting. My mom read Three Cup of Tea and said it was really good.

I love Pres. Hinckley and miss him too. He was a wondeful man.

Anonymous said...

I have not read these books but they sound wonderful. Are they only available at Christian bookstores or are they often at libraries?
p.s. Jill, I hate to use your blog to write (my apologies to all you other readers), but did you get my email reply to yours? pjc in MI

darlene said...

Interesting sounding books. I read three cups of tea and found it a worthwhile read.

Gard'n Judy said...

Hi, Jill--I have been emailing you, but they are bouncing. Email me, maybe I have your address wrong. Thanks, Judy

Sue said...

I've read three of them...Standing for Something, The Constant Princess, and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (or whatever it's called). All three were good. I actually LOVED the Guernsey one. And of course, Pres. Hinckley is always wonderful. Philippa Gregory is good, too, though sometimes they get a little too "graphic" for me. I can't remember if The Constant Princess was one of those or not. But the history and story-telling is always right on.


Boyer Family said...

Jill, I love reading your blog! I am always looking for good books to read, thanks. You are always so sweet on my blog and I look forward to reading it. As you read, there was lots of things we would have loved to do before we left but didn't get a chance to. Visiting you guys was one of them. Anytime you are visiting here and have free time (I know not often):) we would love to see you both!
Nathan would love to get in touch with Broc, could you email us his email address? I know it is scary putting our email address on the blog but you have no scary friends right?:)

darlene said...

Supposedly, the book IN DEFENSE OF FOOD is not as good as the book THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMNA. They are both by the same author and both, I hear, are excellent reads. My sons rave about them both.

Scrapally said...

Jill, thanks for sharing your book club info...our book club is just getting off the ground and I look forward to many good reads! (Peggy is helping with the effort) I of course love Pres. Hinckley. The Guernsey book is one of my new favorites...loved it! 3 cups of tea was a great read, amazing how ONE person can change the world..the goose girl was a fun retelling of an old fairy enjoyable read...and I just bought the Wednesday Wars on recommendation. Would love to hear any of your reviews...A. Mckinney - CL 2nd ward...

Lisa said...

I don't think I've ever missed a man in our Church more. However, he left us with a powerful legacy of wisdom and inspiration. Thanks for the wonderful reminder and reflection!

Valerie said...

I read Three Cups of Tea. Don't let my opinion of it sour you since most people who have read it enjoy it, but I didn't. To me it was too long and drawn out and I didn't like the writing style. I really admire Greg Mortensen for all the amazing things he did. He isn't acutally the author. As you'll read, he is much too busy to write a book.