Thursday, September 15, 2011

2011 Book List Update

Mere Christianity C. S. Lewis
The Great Divorce C. S. Lewis
Thomas Jefferson Education Oliver Demille
So You Want to Raise a Boy? Cleon Skousen
Orthodoxy Gilbert Keith Chesterson
The Autobiography of Ben Franklin
A Philosophy of Education Charlotte Mason
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara KingsloverPilgrim’s Progress Bunyan
Finish Tale of Two Cities DickensFinish Les Miserables Hugo
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Covey

Ella Enchanted Levine
Agatha Christie BookMarch Geraldine Brooks
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Wiggin
Little Women AlcottLittle Men Alcott
Jo’s Boys Alcott
The Help Kathryn Stockett
Bloodroot Amy Greene
Beauty
Mansfield Park Jane Austen
Madeleine L’engle Book

So, here it is.  The orange books I have read, the blue books I am reading (or have started reading), and the others are what I have left.   Can you tell I gravitate towards fiction versus nonfiction.  Actually, I think I have been reading a lot of nonfiction books related to homeschooling as of late (that are not on the list) and so I reach for the fiction to balance me out.  

I'm posting this to help inspire me to jump in and start reading a bit more.  I naturally tend to do that in the cooler months but this just helps me see where I am at and what I have left to finish this year.  I, of course, have read a few titles  this year that were not on the list as you can see in the sidebar under books I've read.  I just have to remind myself that this list is just for fun, a motivational tool, to get me reading a variety of different things, not something to stress me out.  If I feel something is more important, I can read that instead, and have some of these spill over into this next year.  That is perfectlly okay.    

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