Thursday, January 13, 2011

So it's been a while!

About 6 months ago I had a very fleeting thought that I should actually write something on this blog about the books I'm reading. But then the thought fled.

Getting my family started and keeping them happy has been an all day, everyday learning experience for me the past two years. Now that I feel like I finally have a little better handle on things I think I'll start again sharing some of the great, and not so great books I've been reading (and listening to). For starters, I've been keeping a list of all the older children's and adult books I've read since 2006. I think I'll share them. If you see any on the list that you particularly liked (or didn't) I would love to hear about them.

2006
If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't be Hard  by Sheri Dew
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
Tuesdays With Morri by Mitch Albome
Thoughtless Acts by Jane Fulton Suri
Other Side of Heavenby John H. Groberg
The 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albome
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Olive's Ocean byKevin Henkes
Leadership and Selfdeception:Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan
Oriental Love Poems byMichelle Lovric
The Phantom of the Opera byGaston Leroux
Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown byAdena Halpern
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carol
Hoot by Carl Haasin
Stumling Upon Happiness  by Daniel Gilbert
Peace Like a River  by Leif Enger
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
Boy by Rauld Dahl

2007
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Pull of the Ocean  by Jean-Claude Mourlevat
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
The Fairytale Collection by Caroline Levine
Having Our Say by The Delany Sisters
Princess Accademy by Shannon Hale
Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth Georget Speare
How to Eat Fried Worms by by Thomas Rockwell
Eggs by Jerri Spinelli
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Shakeress by Kimberley Heuston
The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
Keeper of the Doves by Betsy Byers
The Hourse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
Our Search for Happiness by M. Russell Ballard

2008
Rachel Field's Hitty, her first 100 Years Addaptedby Rosemary Wells
Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer L. Holm
Magyk byAngie Sage
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradberry
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
What Jamie Saw byCarolyn Coman
LevenThumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge
So Young, Brave, and Handsom byLeif Enger
Man's Search For Meaning byViktor E. Frankl
The Book of Mormon (again+++)
The Book of Job
Basketball (of Something Like it) by ora Raleigh Baskin
Laika, a graphic novel about Sputnic II
Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going
The Joys of Love by Madeleine L'Engle
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
The Mormon Way of Doing Business by Jeff Benedict
Flipped byWendelin Van Draanen
The Higher Power of Lucky  by Susan Patron
Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse

2009
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Grave Yard Book byBeil Gaiman
Cattie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
The Guirnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Whethering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
The Lightning Theif by Rick Riorden

2010
The Cirse of the Titans by Rick Riordan
The Battle fo the Labytinth by Rick Riordan
Girl With the Pearly Earing byTracy Chevalier
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Middle March by George Elliot
Ella Minno Pea by Mark Dunn
At Knit's End by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
The Book of Mormon
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
The Tale of Two Cities by Carles Dickens
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wild

2 comments:

Jenny Jackson said...

The Bronze Bow is one of my favorite books. It was one of the first books that I truly loved as a young preteenage girl. I re-read it every few years, and still love it. But I have tried to get my kids to read it and they all think it is boring. So I am dying to know - What did you think of it?

Cassie said...

I love that you love to read. :)