Connecting with Books

On My Nightstand

The Climate of Monastic Prayer by Thomas Merton

Psychoanalytic Case Formulation by Nancy McWilliams

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets for Being Productive in Life and Business  by Charles Duhigg

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

For ongoing list of books see Good Reads – Kimber

Some of the Books Read in 2017 (No Particular Order):

Mercy Papers: A Memoir of Three Weeks by Robin Romm

Kingdom Calling by Amy Sherman

Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone by Tara M. Owens

A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives by Kelly Brogan, M.D. and Kristin Loberg  

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims

How We Love: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your Marriage by Milan and Kay Yerkovich

The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves by Curt Thompson

The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family: A Leadership Fable? About Restoring Sanity To The Most Important Organization In Your Life by Patrick Lencioni (not well written but some good information)The Girls from Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe

Me Before You Jojo Moyes

The Martian by Andy Weir

If the Earl Only Knew by Amanda Forester

Books Read in 2016 (No Particular Order):

Pretending to Dance: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain

Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

 Redemption Road by John Hart

The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This ZigZag Life by Natalie Goldberg

The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling (Book 2) by Erika Johansen

Deepening the Treatment by Jane Hall

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero

The Meaning of Marriage Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller

The Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work by John Gottman with Nan Silver

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Felicity by Mary Oliver

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom

Making a Difference in Patient’s Lives: Emotional Experience in the Therapeutic Setting by Sandra Buechler

Thirst by Mary Oliver

Some Books from 2015:

Naked by David Sedaris

What Love Comes to: New and Selected Poems by Ruth Stone

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der kolk

An Invitation to Silence and Solitude by Ruth Haley Barton

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel

Wedding Nights by Sophia Kinsella

Creativity, Inc.:  Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison

American Chica:  Two Worlds, One Childhood by Marie Arana

Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos

The Cellar by Katherine Lo

A Shining Affliction by Annie G. Rogers

Books Read in 2014 (No Particular Order):

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Henry Cloud

Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers

Everything Eyes by Bobbi Brown

First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship by Christine Lawson

Heroes are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Seeding the Cosmos: New and Selected Haiku by John Brandi

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman with Joan DeClaire

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg

The Power of Countertransference by Karen Maroda

I Married You for Happiness: A Novel by Lily Tuck

72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Modes of Therapeutic Action by Martha Stark

Crispin and the End of Time by Avi

Books Read in 2013 (No Particular Order):

The Collected Poems by Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 Edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Obituary Writer: A Novel by Ann Hood

The Silver Star:  A Novel by Jeannette Wells

Christian Meditation by James Finley

Shopaholic Ties the Knot Sophie Kinsella

Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews

Call of the Wild Jack London

Someday, Someday, Maybe Lauren Graham

Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova

Practical Psychoanalysis for Therapists and Patients Owen Renik

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

Fever by Mary Beth Keane

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

All Woman and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones

This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff

Migration: New and Selected Poems M.W. Merton

The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Trapped in the Mirror by Elan Golomb

Veronica by Mary Gaitskill

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence by David Keirsey

Books read by (or to) my 12 & 7 year olds:

Any book by Arnold Lobel

Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

The Blue Fairy Tale Book by Andrew Lang

Crispin: At the Edge of the World by Avi

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Ribsey by Beverly Cleary

Harry Potter and the Chamber Secret J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Magic Tree House Series by Osborne

Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi and David Chandler

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago

What are you reading?  I’d love to hear some of your top or influential reads of the year.

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