Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 book reading list

For some reason, completely unknown to me, I have never bothered to keep track of what I have during any given year. Let this post be the year I change that habit. I have not included books that I have read in order to prepare our history lessons. I also don't remember all of the books I read from the library and I am too lazy to go track some of them down. I'm also too lazy to bother posting links to each title. But with one or two exceptions, the list is all titles I own and have worked my way through this year. This afternoon I moved most of these down to our basement shelves and moved all the unread titles up to our room so that I have tons of books to work through this coming year. I'm not ashamed to admit that many of them are fiction titles written for children. They are all wonderful stories and deserve to be read by anyone, with one notable exception being Mary Poppins, which I found quite surprisingly boring.


In the Company of Others: A Father Tim Novel by Jan Karon
The Complete Anne of Green Gables Series (8 titles) by L.M. Montgomery
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
The Apple and the Arrow by Mary and Conrad Buff
All Alone by Claire Huchet Bishop
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodges
The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon by Jacqueline Davies
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (read aloud with my son)
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (read aloud with my son)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
various Miss Read titles
Poetry for Young People: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Frances Schoonmaker


Predestination by Gordon Clark
Paeida of God by Douglas Wilson
To a Thousand Generations by Douglas Wilson
Heaven Misplaced by Douglas Wilson
The Forgotten Heavens by Douglas Wilson
Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young
If I Perish by Esther Ahn Kim
Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic
The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education by Leigh Bortins
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum by Laura Berquist
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by "Uncle Eric" aka Richard Maybury
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thuringia by Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher

Almost Finished:

Son of Charlemagne by Barbara Willard
The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit
Angels in the Architecture by Douglas Wilson
The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

Books attempted but gave up(for now?):

Island of the World by Micahel O'Brien(library request)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


  1. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Add "The Institutes" to your list for early 2012!

  2. Anonymous7:59 PM

    And you should follow up "The Institutes" with "A Christian View of Men and Things"


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