Book List

Reading is my primary hobby.  I read for fun whenever I can squeeze in the time.  I read novels aloud to Aaron (with different voices for every character).  I read books that I teach to junior high and high school students in a homeschool co-op.  I read for our small group.  I read about marriage and parenting.  I read for my soul.

Find my current bookshelf at See below for past reading lists

(All lists generally in reverse chronological order.  Asterisks indicate books read aloud with Aaron.)

2010 Reading List

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Usborne abridged edition)
“The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe
selected poems by Edgar Allan Poe
selected poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens (ed. by Tricia Hedge)
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O’Dell
Les Misérables
by Victor Hugo
by Goethe (trans. by Kaufmann)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (retold by McFadden)
selected poems by John Keats
selected poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley
selected poems by George Gordon, Lord Byron
selected poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
selected poems by William Wordsworth
Poetry for Young People: William Wordsworth
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Jane Austen: A Life
by Claire Tomalin
The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems
by Tracy Hogg
Helper by Design by Elyse Fitzpatrick (still haven’t finished this)
Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett*
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
Summerland by Michael Chabon
Witches’ Bane by Susan Wittig Albert
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
Is God Really in Control by Jerry Bridges
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
This Body of Death by Elizabeth George
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn
Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
Flyte by Angie Sage
Magyk by Angie Sage
The Ringed Castle
by Dorothy Dunnett*
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Johnny Tremain
by Esther Forbes
Early Thunder by Jean Fritz
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (retold by Martin Woodside)
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross edited by Nancy Guthrie
What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff*
Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade B. Curtis and Judith Schuler*
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (adapted by Bob Blaisdell)
Pawn in Frankincense by Dorothy Dunnett*
Paradise Lost by John Milton
On Becoming Babywise by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam
Baby Bargains by Denise and Alan Fields
selected poems by Robert Herrick and Richard Lovelace
selected poems by George Herbert
selected poems by Ben Jonson
selected poems by John Donne
100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
Dangerous Journey by Oliver Hunkin
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Almost Home by Wendy Lawton
Picture This! Shakespeare: Hamlet edited by Christina Lacie
King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett*

Click on the links below for reading lists from prior years…

2009 Reading List

2008 Reading List

2007 (Partial) Reading List


3 responses to “Book List

  1. Beth

    I’m impressed that you read the Nine Tailors out loud. How did you manage some of those mathematical passages of bell patterns? I just finished it recently and must say I’m pretty mystified by bell ringing. Maybe someday I’ll visit England, hear it done the British way, and all shall become clear.

  2. When Sarge and I were first married and he was at his sickest, I read aloud to him so that he could fall asleep at night (when his voices were most bothersome.) He had never read the Chronicles of Narnia so we read those first. I do all the voices, too! He told me that my Lucy was the best of them. 🙂

  3. Checkmate…ahh….I feel a re-read coming on… 😉 Although it always makes me MAD when she totally fakes you out at the end. I felt like that was a dirty rotten trick. Although I was glad it was a trick, ultimately! I almost threw the book across the room when I first read that part!

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