Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Book List

Non-Fiction (29)

Trailing Clouds of Glory:  Spiritual Value in Children's Literature by Madeline L'Engle
The Entitlement Trap by Richard & Linda Eyre
Booked:  Literature in the Soul of Me by Karen Swallow Prior
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
Comfort Me With Apples by Ruth Reichl
Quiet:  The Power in Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Go Forward With Faith:  Biography of Gordon B. Hinckley by Sheri Dew
Women and the Priesthood by Sheri Dew
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by LeGrand Richards
A Year With C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
Pioneer Girl:  The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson
Visions of Glory by John Pontius
The In-Between by Jeff Goins
Honey For a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt
Balancing It All by Candace Cameron-Bure
Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron-Bure
At Home With Madame Chic by Jennifer Scott
The Republic by Plato (Free On Kindle)
The Aeneid by Virgil (Free On Kindle)

Fiction (25)
Oh Pioneer by Willa Cather
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
The Count of Monte Cristo by  Alexandre Dumas
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Emma by Jane Austen
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
Lemon Tart by Josi Kilpack
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
Rose In Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery
Emily Climbs by L. M. Montgomery
Emily 's Quest by L. M. Montgomery
Shadow's Puppets by Orson Scott Card
Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Cinder by Marissa MeyerLetters From Father Christmas by J. R. Tolkien
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Kate Morton's Newest Novel
The Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman
Velma Still Cooks in Leeway by Vinita Hampton Wright

Susan Wise Baeur List From The Well Educated Mind:  A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had (30)
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Free on Kindle)
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (Free on Kindle)
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Free on Kindle)
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
The Potrait of a Lady by Henry James (Free on Kindle)
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Free on Kindle)
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (Free on Kindle)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Stranger by Albert Camus
1984 by George Orwell
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
If On A Winter's Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
White Noise by Don Della
Possession by A. S. Byatt

Read Alouds (22)
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenten Lee Stewart
Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl
The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
Beauty and the Beast by Unknown (free on kindle)
The Blind Men and the Elephant by John Gofrey Saxe
Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (free on kindle)
The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke (free on kindle)
God Save the Flag by Oliver Wendell Holmes (poem)
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (poem)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Lincoln, the Man of the People by Edwin Markham (poem)
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poem)
Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
Calico Bush by Rachel Field
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Sarah Bishop by Scott O'Dell
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Tales of Shakespeare by Charles Lamb (free on kindle)
Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan
Moccasin Trail by Eloise McGraw

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  1. Hi! I found you via Heather's kitchen blog hop a while back and pop in once in a while...and lo and behold, now it's all about my favorite things: BOOKS! I envy your lists. I'm so busy with work writing and reading (fun, but not the same) that my pleasure reading is at a minimum these days. But, a few comments:
    I loved AS Byatt's Possession...and hated everything else I tried to read by that author. I'll be interested to see what you think! And One Hundred Years of Solitude is my vote for best novel of the 20th century--I've read it many times (in both English and Spanish), and it just gets *better* with re-reading. (Okay, I'm a Latin Americanist--historian-- so I might be biased.)

    Two other books I loved, in case you haven't read them:
    The Tiger's Wife (Tea Obreht). Stunningly beautiful novel.
    The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey). Enchanting and touching.

    Happy reading!

    1. Thank you so much for the book recommendations! The two you recommended are new to me and I'll add them to my list of future books to read. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Pinned these lists!! More reading was part of my resolutions and there are some amazing books here!
    Stopping by from the Time for Mom Hop!

    1. The list is a bit out of control, I tried to tame it down, but decided to just go with it. Thanks for visiting!

  3. These are great lists, stopping by from Time for Mom.