Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Booklist 2009

There is not a chance that I will read every book on this list in 2009, but it is a handy way to keep track of the books I would like to read. Certainly I will add a few along the way as well. Whew! I need more hours in a day!

Family Read-Alouds:
Man of the Family by Ralph Moody
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
The Little Bookroom by Eleanor Farjeon
The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
Heidi by Johanna Spyri

More in a Series:
Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Messenger by Lois Lowry
A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle
*Man of the Family by Ralph Moody
Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
*Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome

ChocLit Guild (Book Club):
*The Messenger by Lois Lowry
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
April 1865 by Jay Winik
Middlemarch by George Eliot
(and 8 more selections!)

Medieval/Renaissance Themed:
(Story of the World Vol. II (With Levi))
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood (with Levi)
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green (with Levi)
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray (with Levi)
The Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle
Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

Non-Fiction:
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (continue)
The History of Science by Joy Haikim (continue)
The Intellectual Devotional by Kidder & Oppenheim (continue)
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeline L'Engle
My Life in France by Julia Child
*Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
*April 1865 by Jay Winik
What is a Family by Edith Schaeffer
The No-Cry Discipline Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

Simple Mom Book Club (More Non-Fiction):
Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
(Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver~ review)
(Last Child In the Woods ~review)
For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men by Shaunti Feldhahn
It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey

Christianity:
Year One of Two Year Bible Reading Plan
*Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeline L'Engle
The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
The Victor Journey through the Bible by V. Gilbert Beers (continue)
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Hard Questions, Real Answers by William Lane Craig
A Year with C. S. Lewis (selections)

Fiction/Literature:
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeline L'Engle
The Europeans by Henry James
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
*Middlemarch by George Eliot
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
*A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers
Philippa by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

(books with * are also listed in a previous category)

11 comments:

Christi said...

I love your list - I have my own made & will probably post about it after the first of the year.

I've joined the Sound Mind, Sound Mom book club too; really looking forward to it!

Manderly said...

Hi! Just was looking at your booklist and noticed your link to North Coast Calvary Chapel...we used to go there when we lived down there! Small world...anyway, LOVE your list and happy reading!

Molly said...

I love Madeline L'Engle's writing and Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael series. And my college roomate was in the play version of A Murder Is Announced (she was the murderer and managed to keep it a secret from me until I saw it!)

Wonderful list! Happy reading. :)

Jilly said...

What a great list! The Edith Shaeffer book looks really interesting. I hope you do a review of it. And since I recommended it, I think I should reread Speaker for the Dead.

Where do you get your ideas for history / classics books that you read with your boys?

Heidi said...

Jilly~ I get most of the ideas from The Well Trained Mind, The Story of the World Activity Guide, Veritas Press catalog, The Well Trained Mind Forums, and Amazon (I do a lot of surfing and reading reviews on there!!). My sister is also homeschooling her kids and they are just ahead of us in history (and her kids are a few years older) so we share resources, books, etc...

Aja Jenise said...

Wow Heidi I feel smarter just from having read your book list. Your on top of it chica!!

Do you have any recommendations for honest, virtuous romance? I need some ideas...

Aja Jenise said...

I forgot to mention... I was perusing a photog book and found some pictures taken by a man I believe (his name escapes me), of some grape vines, trees, and horizons in Willamette Valley, Oregon. And I thought of you... that is definitely a prized view you have from your home. And I must say, I have found your vision much more entertaining...

Heidi said...

Aja~ Yep. You need to read The Harvester. I linked to my review on my 2008 book list.

hopeinbrazil said...

Glancing at your list I was pleased to see one of my favorites from 2008. I hope you enjoy Middlemarch. Lovely writing!

K-Sue said...

This is a great list! Seeing your choice of books I already know makes me want to follow up on the ones new to me. Thanks for sharing it.

Joanna said...

I recently read "Three Cups of Tea" for a summer reading assignment from Linfield College. I thought it was pretty interesting and definitely gives you a new and fresh perspective on a culture that is often quite generalized and misunderstood. As a Christian, it gave me a lot of insight into a different religion, even if I didn't agree with the belief system. Anyway, with all that said, I hope you enjoy! =)