Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Book a Week results

I didn't make my goal of reading a book a week, but I read more books this year than I have in past years and am pleased with the outcome:



List (Links are to my review):
Week 1: Touch Not the Cat - Mary Stewart
Week 2: Classical Education and the Homeschool - Douglas Wilson, Wesley Callihan, Doug Jones
Week 3: Parenting from the Heart - Marilyn Boyer
Week 4: Meet the Austins - Madeleine L'Engle
Week 6: The Moon by Night - L'Engle
Week 6: The Little Book of Christian Character and Morals - Dedrick
Week 7: How Lincoln Learned to Read - Daniel Wolff
Week 8: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Week 10: The Young Unicorns - L'Engle
Week 12: Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics - Liping Ma
Week 12: The Arm of the Starfish - L'Engle
Week 15: Building Her House - Nancy Wilson
Week 16: Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit - Teri Maxwell
Week 17: A Ring of Endless Light - L'Engle
Week 20: Just So Stories - Kipling
Week 20: Wise Words - Peter Leithart
Week 24: Troubling a Star - L'Engle
Week 24: House Like a Lotus - L'Engle
Week 24: The Talisman Ring - Georgette Heyer
Week 24: The Grand Sophy - Heyer
Week 24: The Corinthian - Heyer
Week 24: Arabella - Heyer
Week 25: A Civil Contract - Heyer
Week 25: The Princess and the Goblin -George MacDonald
Week 25: Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters
Week 26: An Acceptable Time - L'Engle
Week 27: The Curse of the Pharaohs - Elizabeth Peters
Week 28-32: April Lady - Heyer; 
Friday's Child - Heyer; 
Frederica - Heyer; 
The Quiet Gentleman - Heyer; 
Venetia - Heyer; 
Five Little Peppers and How they Grew (the kids enjoyed this, DH and I found it very dull indeed)
Week 33 - Cousin Kate - Heyer
Week 33 - The Mummy Case - Peters
Week 34 - The Core - Leigh Bortins
Week 35 - A Sweet Flame: Piety in the Letters of Jonathan Edwards - Michael Haykin 
 
I stopped posting week 35, but I did read after that.  I've read bits and pieces of a lot of books, but only finished a few more: Duplicate Death and Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer and today I finished Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers (and reserved the next book from the library).  I'm almost done with Calvin Stapert's book on Handel's Messiah (and am enjoying it! ... Christianaudio.com has it for free through the end of the month.)  We also would have finished The Jungle Book had we not stopped for Thanksgiving and Christmas books, but I'm not counting it. 

So, 40 books finished in 2010.  The literary quality isn't the highest and there's a lot more fiction than I've read in *years*  

In 2010, I'm not going to focus so much on reading a lot of books.  Not going for a book a week, just to read a book a week.  My goal is to read books in the house.  Quality books I have.  Including finishing Susan Wise Bauer's History of the Ancient World and reading her History of the Medieval World.   I should make a list.  I have all sorts of good books I've been reading here and there: Peacemaking Women, What is a Family?, Tending the Heart of Virtue, Climbing Parnassus, Norms and Nobility, etc. My brother wants to read Greeks and Romans Bearing Gifts when I finish it (hafta start it first, it was a Christmas present)  I'll still pick up some fiction from the library now and again.  I'd like to finish Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism that I had to return a year ago.  And I have a few others on my library hold list.  Oh, and I may participate in the Jane Austen mini-challenge from the 52 Books in 52 Weeks blog.  But that won't be a chore :)

2 comments:

  1. Well done! :) I have a goal to read more this year... again. :(

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  2. I'm going to join in this year...I hope I have a list like yours come Dec 2011!
    Lee

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