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53 Books in 2010

January 7, 2011
I read a total of 53 books in 2010!  I had no idea the total would be that high.  That’s a book a week!  Although I know I didn’t actually read a book every week. In fact, I didn’t read a single thing in December save The Christmas Mystery, an advent chapter a day read-aloud with the boys.  As you can see, many were audiobooks, and many were children’s books or at least geared towards a younger audience.  But still…53 books!
Titles in bold were my favorites.  Starred titles were rereads.
  1. Common Sense by Thomas Paine 6/15
  2. The Battle of Gettysburg by Lt. Frank Haskell, U.S.A., and Col. William C. Oates, C.S.A. 10/14
  3. Prelude to Glory vol. 9 By the Dawn’s Early Light by Ron Carter 4/1
  4. Johnny Tremain 3/2
  5. The Illustrated Life of Washington by Joel Headley 3/8
  6. John Adams by David McCullough 8/28
  7. *Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg 1/13
  8. *The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 7/
  9. *Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 9/24
  10. *The Book of Mormon 10/10
  11. Nov. 2009 Ensign/May 2010 Ensign
  12. Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt 10/7
  13. My Life in France by Julia Child 9/16
  14. Don Quixote retold by Martin Jenkins 1/16
  15. Gulliver’s Travels retold by Martin Jenkins 5/11
  16. Perrault’s Complete Fairy Tales 3/9
  17. *Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 4/1
  18. *Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie 1/5
  19. *The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie 1/19
  20. Brother Cadfael’s Penance by Ellis Peters 2/2
  21. The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters 3/10
  22. One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters 5/6
  23. *The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie 6/17
  24. *The Hollow by Agatha Christie 7/16
  25. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett 10/20
  26. The Pilgrim of Hate by Ellis Peters 10/22
  27. The Bulletproof George Washington by David Barton 2/5
  28. Freddy Goes to Florida by Walter Brooks 2/18 (audiobook)
  29. The Light Princess by George Macdonald 3/15
  30. The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (audiobook) 3/18
  31. Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory 4/12 (audiobook)
  32. Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire by Rafe Esquith 4/13
  33. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (audiobook) 4/17
  34. *Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll 4/30
  35. Dear America: Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie by Kristiana Gregory 5/5 (audiobook)
  36. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder 5/14 (audiobook)
  37. Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates 5/28
  38. *Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder 6/10 (audiobook)
  39. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch 6/17
  40. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder 7/1 (audiobook)
  41. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder 7/17 (audiobook)
  42. Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson 7/26
  43. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (audiobook)
  44. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (audiobook)
  45. *Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder 9/10 (audiobook)
  46. Laura Ingalls Wilder, A Biography by William Anderson 9/16
  47. *These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder 9/23 (audiobook)
  48. *Heidi by Johanna Spyri (audiobook)
  49. The Indian in the Cupboard (audiobook)
  50. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (audiobook)
  51. The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett (audiobook)
  52. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (audiobook)
  53. The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder 12/29

I am trying to make a reading list for 2011 and so far it’s “11 books I want to read in 2011.”   Only I can’t even think of 11 books yet.  I have nine right now.  How sad is that?  I always have lists of books to read but right now I have nothing.  I need inspiration, so give me your best book recommendations.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2011 12:25 pm

    Love your list. I am so impressed. I remember your list last year too and it always reminds me that I need to read more! I like your idea to read 11 books in 2011 – maybe I should start out with a goal like that – a book a month seems doable.

    I read this in November and loved it – (you may have already read it too).

    Just David
    by Eleanor H. Porter

    Judi 🙂

  2. January 11, 2011 1:59 pm

    That’s an impressive list with some thoughtful reading. Congratulations!

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