Well, the booklist for 2009 was a really helpful tool to organize my reading. Normally, I'd just pick up whatever suited my fancy, rarely branching out to try anything new. Being intentional about what I read is new for me, but a really good way to grow.
Some reading highlights from 2009:
Pocketful of Pinecones - a fictional account of a family employing the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling. Really sweet.
Respectable Sins - a wonderful resource for identifying common sins that are particularly overlooked within Christian circles, and how to battle them.
Adopted for Life - the story of all believers, adopted by God, intertwined with the story of the author's adoption of his two sons by a Russian orphanage. A must read for those interested in adoption or not - though if you're not interested, this book might change your mind.
And one to miss:
Travelling Mercies - really, nothing redemptive or encouraging at all available here. Just a whole lot of self-absorption. Don't waste your time.
I'll probably be adding another title or two over the next few days - any suggestions?