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Reading 2011

Every year I have long lists of books I want to read.  This year…

11 Books to read in 2011

  • The Silence of God by Gale Sears 2/21
  • Swiss Family Robinson 3/3 (audiobook) (boys’ book club)
  • We were not alone: how an LDS family survived World War II Berlin by Patricia Reece Roper and Karola Hilbert Reece 3/25
  • The Hobbit 4/15
  • *Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
  • *A House United by Nicholeen Peck
  • Song of the Righteous by Darwin Wolford
  • House of Learning by M. Richard and Kathleen H. Walker
  • Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand

I can’t come up with any more than that right now!  I must need to go to the library and browse a bit so I can add to the list.

OK, I’m starting to add….and categorize

Audiobooks with the boys

  • The Calder Game by Blue Balliett 1/6
  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield 1/27
  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright 3/24
  • Return to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enright
  • Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop 4/12
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis 5/
  • Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis 6/2
  • The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis 6/11
  • The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis 6/27
  • The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
  • The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick 8/13
  • Urchin of the Riding Stars, Mistmantle Chronicles book 1 
  • 100 Cupboards by N. D. Wilson 9/29
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 10/21
  • *The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Boys’ book club books

  • The BFG by Roald Dahl 7/1 (audiobook) (boys’ book club)
  • Ben and Me by Robert Lawson  (boys’ book club)
  • The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists’ Club by Bertrand R. Brinley 10/11
  • The Phantom Tollbooth (audiobook) 11/3

My book club books

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 8/17
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy 10/3
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck 12/8

Ancient history literature to read and discuss with A

  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw 9/21
  • Gilgamesh the Hero by Geraldine McCaughrean 11/10

Just because books

  • I Am a Mother by Jane Clayson Johnson 3/9
  • A Distant Prayer by Joseph Banks and Jerry Borrowman 3/16
  • Operation Mincemeat by Ben McIntyre 3/20
  • The Berlin Candy Bomber by Gail S. Halvorsen 4/28
  • Return to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enright 4/28 (audiobook)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 5/3
  • Rumors of War by Dean Hughes 5/24
  • Since You Went Away by Dean Hughes 5/30
  • Far From Home by Dean Hughes 6/2
  • When We Meet Again by Dean Hughes 6/4
  • As Long As I Have You by Dean Hughes 6/8
  • The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin 7/1
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett 10/8
  • The King’s Speech 11/3
  • The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson by Frances Brent 12/21
  • The Writing on the Wall by Dean Hughes 12/27
  • Brave Companions by David McCullough
  • The Greater Journey by David McCullough
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • On Wings of Faith by Frederick W. Babbel
  • Cleopatra: a Life by Stacy Schiff
  • Sallie and Captain Sam

Starred titles are what I’m currently reading.

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