2019 Plans and Resolutions

So, the New Year has begun. With it, the sense of a clean slate to begin afresh on, and also a fear of screwing everything up just as it starts. Am I the only one?

Well, one of my resolutions last year was to read one hundred books this year. (Andddd, that was because my family told me I couldn’t do it) I barely made it, binge-reading Hamlet a few hours before midnight.

So, I’m going to give it another go this year and see if I can do better. If any of you have book suggestions, feel free to share them! So far I have, End of the Spear by Steve Saint, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Atlantis: On the Shores of Destiny by Jennifer McKeithen, and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

If you would like to see the books I read this year, I’m putting down the list below. Books with an asterix beside them are ones I greatly recommend. (Some are unpublished, but if you would like to read them, send me an email and I can give links) Books with two asterix’s are new favorites. ^.^

BOOKS COMPLETED 2018

  1. Running Scared by Edward Welch**

  2. All My Holy Mountain by L.B. Graham*

  3. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

  4. The Well of Sacrifice by Chris Eboch

  5. The Iliad by Homer; translation by Samuel Butler

  6. Atlantis: On the Shores of Destiny by Jennifer McKeithen*

  7. The League and the Lantern by Brian Wells*

  8. Odyssey by Homer; translation by Stanley Lombardo

  9. Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Diebler Rose*

  10. The Spartan by Caroline Dale Snedeker**

  11. The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles; Translation by Robert Fagles

  12. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis*

  13. A Triumph for Flavius by Caroline Dale Snedeker*

  14. The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff**

  15. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  16. The Ides of April by Mary Ray

  17. Ben-Hur by Lew. Wallace

  18. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

  19. Macbeth by William Shakespeare*

  20. Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld*

  21. The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker

  22. Theras and His Town by Caroline Dale Snedeker

  23. The Histories by Herodotus; translation by Aubrey de Sélincourt

  24. The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson*

  25. Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  26. Pontius Pilate by Paul L. Maier*

  27. Beyond the Desert Gate by Mary Ray

  28. The Flames of Rome by Paul L. Maier

  29. King Arthur by Frank Thompson

  30. Masada: The Last Fortress by Gloria D. Miklowitz**

  31. Caledonia: Legend of the Celtic Stone by Michael Philips*

  32. The Aeneid by Virgil; translation by David West

  33. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë*

  34. The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

  35. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

  36. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens*

  37. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens*

  38. Mythology by Edith Hamilton

  39. Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

  40. Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien*

  41. Republic by Plato; translation by G.M.A. Grube

  42. A Young Man’s Guide To Discovering His Bible by Jim George

  43. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson*

  44. The Song of Roland by (Unknown); translation by Dorothy Leigh Sayers*

  45. The Hawk and the Dove; The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy Book I by Penelope Wilcock**

  46. Epic Tales: Celtic Myths & Tales by Various Authors*

  47. The Wounds of God; The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy Book II by Penelope Wilcock**

  48. The Long Fall; The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy Book III by Penelope Wilcock**

  49. Athanasius by Simonetta Carr

  50. Between the Forest and the Hills by Ann Lawrence*

  51. The White Stag by Kate Seredy

  52. Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett**

  53. You Wouldn’t Want to Work on a Medieval Cathedral by Fiona MacDonald

  54. Caedmon’s Song by Ruth Ashby*

  55. Adara by Beatrice Gormley

  56. Thriving At College by Alex Chediak**

  57. The Passion of Jesus Christ by John Piper*

  58. Sweetly Set on God: The Piety of David Brainerd by David Brainderd*

  59. Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray**

  60. The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanore M. Newett**

  61. Before Noon by Gladys Quinn**

  62. Chasing Rose by Megan Petersdatter

  63. The Silvereye Chronicles: The Lightshield by R.C. Fletcher*

  64. The Quest by Adrianne Ray

  65. The Lost Queen (Book 1) by Stephanie Smith*

  66. May Shadows Reign (Book 2) by Stephanie Smith*

  67. Wynter by Megan Nicole

  68. Shatter Like Glass by Samantha Leonard

  69. The Myriad Chronicles Book 1: The Reader by Faera Lane**

  70. The Myriad Chronicles Book 2: Embersong by Faera Lane**

  71. The Myriad Chronicles Book 3: Lost Pages by Faera Lane**

  72. Obachan: A Memoir by Tani Hanes

  73. Purple Dragon by Beatrice Jones

  74. A Cold Cry by Verity A. Buchanan**

  75. Stellina by Ellie Rose**

  76. After the End by Naomi De Neer**

  77. Glass Slippers by Sarah Penny*

  78. A Kind of Bravery by Sarah Penny*

  79. Flare in the Darkness: Holwena Talnrë of Rothalon by Verity A. Buchanan**

  80. The Claw by Verity A. Buchanan*

  81. The War by Verity A. Buchanan**

  82. Sorrow and Song: Winds Rise by Verity A. Buchanan**

  83. Rachel Andric and The Story by R.C. Fletcher*

  84. Lily in the Shadows by E.M. Castellan**

  85. The Forbidden Room by E.M. Castellan

  86. The Bible**

  87. Eve Andric and the Children of The Story by R.C. Fletcher*

  88. The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow by Allen French*

  89. Spiritual Depression by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones*

  90. When God & Grief Meet by Lynn Eib*

  91. Secrets in the Hills A Josefina Mystery – by Kathleen Ernst*

  92. Tramp for the Lord by Corrie ten Boom

  93. A Bundle of Trouble – A Rebecca Mystery – by Kathryn Reiss*

  94. Beyond the Summerland by L.B. Graham**

  95. The Band That Played On by Steve Turner**

  96. The League and the Legend by Brian Wells*

  97. The Sea Wolf by Jack London*

  98. King Henry V by William Shakespeare*

  99. Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger*

  100. Hamlet by William Shakespeare*

 

Well there you have it! Have a wonderful new year!

 

Song of the week is: Siuil a Ruin (Ancient Land Concert) by Celtic Woman, probably my 2nd favorite version of that song. It’s worth a listen to.

 

Graphic of the week is… *drum roll* a personal cover for a new novella I’m writing for a contest. (If any of you were beta-readers for Within the Forest, it’s for that contest that’s being held again.) Finally got an extension of photoshop so the quality should be better than previous covers.

last dance white

 

Have a great weekend, folks! I hope to have a book review coming soon.

Gwynnedd 

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