Sunday, January 2, 2022

100 Books of 2021

In 2009, I pledged to read 100 books over the course of 2010. Here's my list of 107 books in case you're interested.

I did it again in 2011 (why not?). Here's my list of 109 books.


The tradition continued in 2012 where I read a whopping 144 books! Here is my list from that year.


In 2013 I kept on chugging along, reading 104 books. Here is my list from that year.


In 2014 I hit my best record yet, reading 152 books. Here is my list from that year.


In 2015 I beat my record, reading 187 books. Here is my list from that year. 


In 2016, I read 166 books, focusing on books I owned but had never read. Here is my list from that year.


In 2017, I read 123 books. Here is my list from that year.


In 2018, I read only 54 books. I spent most of my year driving the kids around, haha! Here is my list from that year.

In 2019, I read 150 books. Here is my list from that year.

In 2020, I read 152 books. Here is my list from last year.

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In 2021, I joined a Facebook community called "Read What You Own Challenge". I challenged myself to read more books I owned and get rid of as many as possible! I also started counting audiobooks and juvenile fiction, which I had not counted in previous years, until last year. Having that group really added accountability. I am so happy to say I read 203 books in 2021 and bought only FIVE for the entire year! I also donated way more than I kept. I made pie charts because I'm just a huge dork like that and they make me happy.




Here's my 2021 list:

  • "Stealth" by Stuart Woods (1)
  • "Anne of Windy Poplars" by L.M. Montgomery (2) (K)
  • "1 Corinthians" by John MacArthur (3) (K)
  • "Acts 1-12: God Moves in the Early Church" by Chuck Christensen (18)
  • "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot (28) (K)
  • "Anne's House of Dreams" by L.M. Montgomery (31) (K)
  • "Anton Chekov: Greatest Plays" by Anton Chekov (39)
  • "Across Five Aprils" by Irene Hunt (42)
  • "Booker T. Washington" by Lillie Patterson (11) (K)
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl (22) (K)
  • "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" by Roald Dahl (30) (K)
  • "Dogsong" by Gary Paulsen (41)
  • "Don't You Know There's a War On?" by Avi (38)
  • "Dr. Carbles is Losing His Marbles!" by Dan Gutman (23)
  • "Eight Cousins" by Louisa May Alcott (37)
  • "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell (33)
  • "Fantastic Mr. Fox" by Roald Dahl (35) (K)
  • "Flora & Ulysses" by Kate DiCamillo (34)
  • "George's Marvelous Medicine" by Roald Dahl (17) (K)
  • "Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life" by Various Authors (55)
  • "Grendel" by John Gardner (57)
  • "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen (14) (K)
  • "Hello, Nebulon!" by Ray O'Ryan (36)
  • "Help! I'm Trapped in My Lunch Lady's Body" by Todd Strasser (43)
  • "Heroes of the Cross: George Muller" by Roger Steer (25) (K)
  • "Hook" by Geary Gravel (40)
  • "I Am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai (44) (K)
  • "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" by Margaret Craven (29) (K)
  • "Interrupted" by Jen Hatmaker (7)
  • "Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter" by Annie Barrows (13)
  • "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher" by Bruce Coville (52) (K)
  • "Joan of Arc" retold by Patrice Selene (53)
  • "Let's Get Invisible!" by R.L. Stine (63)
  • "Mrs. Cooney is Loony" by Dan Gutman (21)
  • "Mrs. Patty is Batty!" by Dan Gutman (24)
  • "Ms. Coco is Loco!" by Dan Gutman (27) (K)
  • "Ms. Hannah is Bananas" by Dan Gutman (20)
  • "Mystery of the Lost Pearl" by Olive Blake (48)
  • "Nine Perfect Strangers" by Liane Moriarty (26)
  • "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry (19) (K)
  • "Ol' Paul the Mighty Logger" by Glen Rounds (65)
  • "On My Honor" by Marion Dane Bauer (62)
  • "Pick of the Litter" by Mary Jane Auch (8) (K)
  • "Private L.A." by James Patterson (16)
  • "Sarah, Plain and Tall" by Patricia MacLachlan (46) (K)
  • "Treason" by Stuart Woods (4)
  • "The Confession" by John Grisham (5)
  • "Turbulence" by Stuart Woods (6)
  • "Standup Guy" by Stuart Woods (49)
  • "The Chocolate Sundae Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (9)
  • "The Cuckoo Clock" by Mary Stolz (10)
  • "The Enormous Egg" by Oliver Butterworth (12) (K)
  • "The Ghost of Windy Hill" by Clyde Robert Bulla (15)
  • "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling; Edited by Barbara Solot (51)
  • "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling; retold by Jane Mason and Sarah Stephens (32)
  • "The Light at Tern Rock" by Julia L. Sauer (61)
  • "The Littles and the Great Halloween Scare" by John Peterson (59)
  • "The Littles and the Surprise Thanksgiving Guests" by Joel Peterson (58)
  • "The Littles Take a Trip" by John Peterson (60)
  • "The Pawloined Paper" by Olga Litowinsky (50)
  • "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren (45) (K)
  • "The Tree House Mystery" by Carol Beach York (47)
  • "The Twits" by Roald Dahl (54) (K)
  • "The Ugly Princess and the Wise Fool" by Margaret Gray (56)
  • "The Werefox" by Elizabeth Coatsworth (64)
  • "The Thief" by Nancy Rue (66)
  • "Skeleton Tree" by Kim Ventrella (67) (K)
  • "Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller (68)
  • "The Wish Giver" by Bill Brittain (69) (K)
  • "The Best Yes" by Lysa Terkeurst (70) (K)
  • "The Teacher's Funeral" by Richard Peck (71)
  • "Mystery of the Plumed Serpent" by Barbara Brenner (72)
  • "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett (73) (K)
  • "The Sign of the Beaver" by Elizabeth George Speare (74) (K)
  • "Henry and the Paper Route" by Beverly Cleary (75) (K)
  • "The House at Pooh Corner" by A.A. Milne (76) (K)
  • "Holes" by Louis Sachar (77) (K)
  • "Monkey Business" by Virginia Vail (78)
  • "Becoming" by Michelle Obama (79)
  • "Harriet the Spy" by Louise Fitzhugh (80)
  • "The Ghost Next Door" by R.L. Stine (81)
  • "Shiloh" by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (82) (K)
  • "Rascal" by Sterling North (83)
  • "A Long Way From Chicago" by Richard Peck (84) (K)
  • "The Happiness Advantage" by Shawn Achor (85) (K)
  • "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred Taylor (86) (K)
  • "Paddington Marches On" by Michael Bond (87) (K)
  • "Misty's Twilight" by Marguerite Henry (88)
  • "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo (89)
  • "Anne of Ingleside" by L.M. Montgomery (90) (K)
  • "Skinnybones" by Barbara Park (91)
  • "Rainbow Valley" by L.M. Montgomery (92) (K)
  • "Go Eat Worms!" by R.L. Stine (93)
  • "Higglety Pigglety Pop!" by Maurice Sendak (94)
  • "Rabbit Hill" by Robert Lawson (95) (K)
  • "Matilda" by Roald Dahl (96) (K)
  • "The Girl Who Cried Monster" by R.L. Stine (97)
  • "M.C. Higgins the Great" by Virginia Hamilton (98)
  • "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs (99)
  • "The Waterless Sea" by Kate Constable (100)
  • "The Great Science Fair Disaster" by Martyn Godfrey (101)
  • "The Case of the Cackling Ghost" by Sid Fleischman (102)
  • "John Dies at the End" by David Wong (103)
  • "The Armor of God" by Priscilla Shirer (104)
  • "The Matchlock Gun" by Walter D. Edmonds (105)
  • "Night of the Living Dummy" by R.L. Stine (106)
  • "One Day at Horrorland" by R.L. Stine (107)
  • "Monster Blood II" by R.L. Stine (108)
  • "Atomic Habits" by James Clear (109) (K)
  • "The Loser List" by H.N. Kowitt (110)
  • "Wishbone Classics: Romeo & Juliet" by Billy Aronson (111)
  • "Say Cheese and Die!" by R.L. Stine (112)
  • "Baby Island" by Carol Ryrie Brink (113) (K)
  • "Stay Out of the Basement" by R.L. Stine (114)
  • "Welcome to Dead House" by R.L. Stine (115)
  • "Lila's Little Sister" by Francine Pascal (116)
  • "Crazy Busy" by Kevin DeYoung (117) (K)
  • "Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin" by Marguerite Henry (118)
  • "The Beatrice Letters" by Lemony Snicket (119) (K)
  • "A Shocker on Shock Street" by R.L. Stine (120)
  • "Betsy Tacy and Tib" by Maud Hart Lovelace (121) (K)
  • "B is for Betsy" by Carolyn Haywood" (122) (K)
  • "Brothers, We are Not Professionals" by John Piper (123) (K)
  • "The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall" by Mary Downing Hahn (124)
  • "Betsy and Billy" by Carolyn Haywood (125) (K)
  • "Circle of Magic: The Prisoners of Bell Castle" by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald (126)
  • "Winnie-the-Pooh" by A.A. Milne (127) (K)
  • "The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity" by Mac Barnett (128) (K)
  • "Betsy-Tacy" by Maud Hart Lovelace (129) (K)
  • "Monster Blood" by R.L. Stine (130)
  • "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie (131)
  • "Phantom of the Auditorium" by R.L. Stine (132)
  • "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher (133)
  • "The Railway Children" by Edith Nesbit (134)
  • "Return of the Mummy" by R.L. Stine (135)
  • "In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson" by Bette Bao Lord (136)
  • "Piano Lessons can be Murder" by R.L. Stine (137)
  • "The Werewolf of Fever Swamp" by R.L. Stine (138)
  • "Strider" by Beverly Clearly (139)
  • "Call it Courage" by Armstrong Sperry (140)
  • "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown (141) (K)
  • "The Door in the Wall" by Marguerite de Angeli (142)
  • "Ginnie's Baby-sitting Business" by Catherine Woolley (143)
  • "Eddie and Louella" by Carolyn Haywood (144) (K)
  • "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury (145) (K)
  • "The Summer Camp Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (146)
  • "The Mystery in Washington, DC" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (147)
  • "Good to Great" by Jim Collins (148) (K)
  • "The Firehouse Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (149)
  • "The Drinking Gourd" by F.N. Monjo (150)
  • "Muggie Maggie" by Beverly Cleary (151)
  • "Our Teacher is Missing" by Mary Francis Shura (152)
  • "Auggie & Me" by R.J. Palacio (153)
  • "Red Sails to Capri" by Ann Weil (154)
  • "Christians With Courage" by Ruth Johnson Jay (155)
  • "Schoolhouse Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (156)
  • "Pedro's Journal" by Pam Conrad (157)
  • "Welcome to Camp Nightmare" by R.L. Stine (158)
  • "The Te of Piglet" by Benjamin Hoff (159) (K)
  • "Tom Sawyer Abroad" by Mark Twain (160) (K)
  • "The Mystery of the Headless Horse" by William Arden (161)
  • "The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor" by Mickie Compere (162)
  • "Eddie's Pay Dirt" by Carolyn Haywood (163) (K)
  • "George Washington: The Man Who Would Not be King" by Stephen Krensky (164) (K)
  • "The Mystery Bookstore" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (165)
  • "You Can't Scare Me!" by R.L. Stine (166)
  • "Mystery Behind the Wall" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (167)
  • "The Niagara Falls Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (168)
  • "Taking God at His Word" by Kevin DeYoung (169) (K)
  • "Mike's Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (170)
  • "Mystery Ranch" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (171)
  • "The Woodshed Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (172)
  • "The Yellow House Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (173)
  • "Surprise Island" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (174)
  • "The Adventures of Lewis and Clark" by Ormonde de Kay, Jr. (175)
  • "The Story of Holly and Ivy" by Rumer Godden (176) (K)
  • "The Little Lame Prince" by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (177)
  • "Choke" by Stuart Woods (178)
  • "The Mansion in the Mist" by John Bellairs (179)
  • "Amy Carmichael" by Janet & Geoff Benge (180) (K)
  • "Mountain Born" by Elizabeth Yates (181) (K)
  • "The Wizard in the Tree" by Lloyd Alexander (182)
  • "The Apple and the Arrow" by Mary and Conrad Buff (183)
  • "Annie Oakley" by Ellen Wilson (COFA) (184) (K)
  • "Average Sucks" by Michael Bernoff (185)
  • "George Washington's Mother" by Jean Fritz (186)
  • "George Washington's Breakfast" by Jean Fritz (187)
  • "Shh! We're Writing the Constitution" by Jean Fritz (188)
  • "Where do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?" by Jean Fritz (189)
  • "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (and Six More) by Roald Dahl (190) (K)
  • "The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald" by Clifford B. Hicks (191) (K)
  • "The Haunted Mask" by R.L. Stine (192)
  • "How to Kill a Monster" by R.L. Stine (193)
  • "The Hangman's Ghost Trick" by Scott Corbett (194)
  • "Sam the Minuteman" by Nathaniel Benchley (195)
  • "What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?" by Jean Fritz (196)
  • "Dangerous Adventure!" by Ruth Belov Gross (197)
  • "Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?" by Jean Fritz (198)
  • "Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?" by Jean Fritz (199)
  • "Wild Things" by Betsy Duffey (200)
  • "The Stories Julian Tells" by Ann Cameron (201)
  • "Phoebe and the General" by Judith Berry Griffin (202)
  • "Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?" by Jean Fritz (203)

Books I read with the kids:

  • "Ms. Todd is Odd!" by Dan Gutman (1)
  • "The Magic Spectacles" by Lilian Moore (2)
  • "The Cricket in Times Square" by George Selden (3)
  • "The Book of Giant Stories" by David L. Harrison (4)
  • "Mr. Hynde is Out of His Mind!" by Dan Gutman (5)
  • "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson (6) (K)
  • "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson (7) (K)
  • "The Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynne Reid Banks (8)
  • "Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" by Betty MacDonald (9) (K)
  • "Dolphin Adventure" by Wayne Grover (10) (K)
  • "More Than a Carpenter" by Josh McDowell (11) (K)

Most eye-opening book: I Am Malala

Favorite JF books: Number the Stars, A Little Princess, anything by Richard Peck, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, any Paddington books, Rabbit Hill

Favorite adult authors: Stuart Woods, L.M. Montgomery, James Herriot, Liane Moriarty

Best autobiography: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Favorite self-growth books: The Happiness Advantage, Atomic Habits, Essentialism

Favorite theology books: Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper and More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell

How did you do this year? What were some of your favorite books and authors??

Saturday, January 2, 2021

100 Books of 2020

 In 2009, I pledged to read 100 books over the course of 2010. Here's my list of 107 books in case you're interested.


I did it again in 2011 (why not?). Here's my list of 109 books.
The tradition continued in 2012 where I read a whopping 144 books! Here is my list from that year.
In 2013 I kept on chugging along, reading 104 books. Here is my list from that year.
In 2014 I hit my best record yet, reading 152 books. Here is my list from that year.
In 2015 I beat my record, reading 187 books. Here is my list from that year. 
In 2016, I read 166 books, focusing on books I owned but had never read. Here is my list from that year.
In 2017, I read 123 books. Here is my list from that year.
In 2018, I read only 54 books. I spent most of my year driving the kids around, haha! Here is my list from that year.

In 2019, I read 150 books. Here is my list from last year.

In 2020, I read 152 books. My goal was to try to move books out of the house that I'd never read. I read a lot of juvenile fiction to see if they were worth keeping. I kept 76 of the books I read, so I think I did pretty good about moving some out of the house!

  • "Ben and Me" by Robert Lawson (152) (K)
  • "Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia" by Margaret Cousins (151) (K)
  • "Skin Game" by Stuart Woods" (150)
  • "The Post Quarantine Church" by Thom S. Rainer (149) (K)
  • "The Attributes of God" by A.W. Tozer (148) (K)
  • "I, Michael Bennett" by James Patterson (147)
  • "13 Treasures" by Michelle Harrison (146)
  • "Liar Liar" by James Patterson (145)
  • "7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess" by Jen Hatmaker (144) (K)
  • "The Penderwicks" by Jeanne Birdsall (143)
  • "I, Alex Cross" by James Patterson (142)
  • "Anne of the Island" by L.M. Montgomery (141) (K)
  • "Bringing Home Elizabeth" by Ed & Lois Smart (140)
  • "Against Medical Advice" by James Patterson (139)
  • "12th of Never" by James Patterson" (138)
  • "The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson (137)
  • "Camino Island" by John Grisham (136)
  • "The Borrowers Afloat" by Mary Norton (135)
  • "The Applause of Heaven" by Max Lucado (134) (K)
  • "Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll (133) (K)
  • "Beach Road" by James Patterson (132)
  • "Barely Legal" by Stuart Woods (131)
  • "Jo's Boys" by Louisa May Alcott (130) (K)
  • "Found: God's Will" by John MacArthur (129) (K)
  • "Jane of Lantern Hill" by L.M. Montgomery (128) (K)
  • "The Moorchild" by Eloise McGraw (127)
  • "Shoot First" by Stuart Woods (126)
  • "Amy Moves In" by Marilyn Sachs (125) (K)
  • "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain (124) (K)
  • "Ice Princess" by Nicholas Walker (123)
  • "Don't Blink" by James Patterson (122)
  • "Four Blind Mice" by James Patterson (121)
  • "Fang" by James Patterson (120)
  • "Max" by James Patterson (119)
  • "Alert" by James Patterson (118)
  • "Now We Are Six" by A.A. Milne (117)
  • "Runaway Pony" by Jeanne Betancourt (116)
  • "The Cabin Faced West" by Jean Fritz (115) (K)
  • "The Magic Finger" by Roald Dahl (114) (K)
  • "Paddington Takes to TV" by Michael Bond (113) (K)
  • "More About Paddington" by Michael Bond (112) (K)
  • "Five True Horse Stories" by Margaret Davidson (111) (K)
  • "The Penguins are Coming!" by R.L. Penney (110)
  • "Lily's Crossing" by Patricia Reilly Giff (109) (K)
  • "Heat" by Stuart Woods (108)
  • "The Littles and the Trash Tinies" by John Peterson (107) (K)
  • "The Truth About Forgiveness" by John MacArthur (106) (K)
  • "Imperfect Strangers" by Stuart Woods (105)
  • "High Country Adventures" by Marian Rumsey (104) (K)
  • "Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever" by James Patterson (103)
  • "The Dangerous Days of Daniel X" by James Patterson (102)
  • "Maximum Ride: Saving the World" by James Patterson (101)
  • "Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!" by Jean Fritz (100) (K)
  • "Ride a Northbound Horse" by Richard Wormser (99) (K)
  • "The Curious Clubhouse" by Christine Govan (98)
  • "Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig" by Kate DiCamillo (97)
  • "Horrible Harry is Room 2B" by Suzy Kline (96)
  • "Summer Reading is Killing Me!" by Jon Scieszka (95)
  • "The Trouble with Tuck" by Theodore Taylor (94) (K)
  • "Old Cat and the Kitten" by Mary E. Little (93)
  • "Shipwreck" by Gordon Korman (92)
  • "Stone Fox" by John Reynolds Gardiner (91) (K)
  • "The Night Crossing" by Karen Ackerman (90) (K)
  • "The Reluctant Dragon" by Kenneth Grahame (89) (K)
  • "The Big Wave" by Pearl S. Buck (88) (K)
  • "A Blizzard Year" by Gretel Ehrlich (87) (K)
  • "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton (86)
  • "Miracle Cure" by Harlan Coben (85)
  • "A Tale of Two Castles" by Gail Carson Levine (84)
  • "Private Paris" by James Patterson (83)
  • "Voices After Midnight" by Richard Peck (82)
  • "Popular" by Tindell Baldwin (81) (K)
  • "The Hand That Feeds You" by A.J. Rich (80)
  • "Behind Closed Doors" by B.A. Paris (79)
  • "Worst Case" by James Patterson (78)
  • "39 Clues: Beyond the Grave" by Jude Watson (77)
  • "The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre" by Gail Carson Levine (76)
  • "Harvesting the Heart" by Jodi Picoult (75)
  • "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell (74) (K)
  • "Avalon: Secret of the Unicorn" by Rachel Roberts (73)
  • "Bed-Knob and Broomstick" by Mary Norton (72) (K)
  • "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain (71) (K)
  • "The Boxcar Children: Bus Station Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner (70) (K)
  • "Babe: The Gallant Pig" by Dick King-Smith (69) (K)
  • "Baseball Fever" by Johanna Hurwitz (68)
  • "Anne of Avonlea" by L.M. Montgomery (67) (K)
  • "30 Days to Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs" by Bruce Wilkinson (66)
  • "And the Angels Were Silent" by Max Lucado (65) (K)
  • "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne (64)
  • "Abracadabra: The Magic Mix-Up" by Eve Becker (63)
  • "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery (62) (K)
  • "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Treasure of Illustrated Classics) (61) (K)
  • "The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess (60) (K)
  • "The Princess Tales: Volume 2" by Gail Carson Levine (59)
  • "All In" by Mark Batterson (58) (K)
  • "The Princess Tales: Volume 1" by Gail Carson Levine (57)
  • "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss (56)
  • "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll (55) (K)
  • "We Were There at the Boston Tea Party" by Robert N. Webb (54) (K)
  • "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine (53) (K)
  • "The Amazing Harry Houdini" by Tanya Savory (52) (K)
  • "Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg" by Gail Carson Levine (51)
  • "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame (adapted by Nicole Vittiglio) (51)
  • "10 People Who Discovered America" by Bruce Black (50) (K)
  • "The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee" by Tom Angleberger (49)
  • "20 Questions" by Jana Shugart (48) (K)
  • 'The Sword in the Tree" by Clyde Robert Bulla (47) (K)
  • "The Firework-Maker's Daughter" by Philip Pullman (46) (K)
  • "Alexi's Secret Mission" by Anita Deyneka (45)
  • "Abraham Lincoln" by Anne Colver (44) (K)
  • "Meet Abraham Lincoln" by Barbara Cary (43) (K)
  • "As Far As I Can See" by Kate McMullan (42)
  • "The Adventures of George Washington" by Mickie Davidson (41) (K)
  • "Attaboy, Sam!" by Lois Lowry (40)
  • "Serafina and the Black Cloak" by Robert Beatty (39)
  • "Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott (38)
  • "There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom" by Louis Sachar (37) (K)
  • "The Explorer of Barkham Street" by Mary Stolz (36) (K)
  • "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" by Mark Batterson (35) (K)
  • "The Maze of Bones" by Rick Riordan (34) (K)
  • "Freckle Juice" by Judy Blume (33) (K)
  • "Swimsuit" by James Patterson (32)
  • "Cold Paradise" by Stuart Woods (31)
  • "Little Women" (adapted by Lucia Monfried) (30) (K)
  • "Little Women" (adapted by Bethany Snyder) (29)
  • "All Alone" by Claire Huchet Bishop (28) (K)
  • "More Stories Julian Tells" by Ann Cameron (27)
  • "Amy and Laura" by Marilyn Sachs (26) (K)
  • "Nine True Dolphin Stories" by Margaret Davidson (25) (K)
  • "Al Capone Shines My Shoes" by Gennifer Choldenko (24)
  • "The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God" by D.A. Carson (23) (K)
  • "The Marvelous Land of Oz" by L. Frank Baum (22) (K)
  • "Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine" by Jay Williams (21) (K)
  • "The Winter Room" by Gary Paulsen (20)
  • "The Magic Whistle" by Martha C. King (19) (K)
  • "Moonshadow of Cherry Mountain" by Doris Buchanan Smith (18) (K)
  • "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum (17) (K)
  • "Eight Twenty Eight" by Ian & Larissa Murphy (16)
  • "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges (15) (K)
  • "Emily Makes a Difference" by JoAnn Grote (14) (K)
  • "Ugly" by Robert Hoge (13) (K)
  • "Left by Themselves" by Charles Paul May (12) (K)
  • "The Hangman's Ghost Trick" by Scott Corbett (11) (K)
  • "The Gray Ghosts of Taylor Ridge" by Mary Francis Shura (10) (K)
  • "Save Me a Seat" by Sarah Weeks (9)
  • "Name Above All Names" by Alistair Begg & Sinclair B. Ferguson (8) (K)
  • "Winter's Secret" by Lyn Cote (7)
  • "The Books of Elsewhere: The Strangers" by Jacqueline West (6)
  • "For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn (5)
  • "Dramarama" by E. Lockhart (4)
  • "Walls Within Walls" by Maureen Sherry (3)(K)
  • "Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child" by John Gottman (2)
  • "Laura's Luck" by Marilyn Sachs (1)

Favorite children's authors: Marilyn Sachs, Mary Stoltz, Gail Carson Levine, Thornton Burgess, Roald Dahl

Favorite theology reads: "Name Above All Names" by Alistair Begg & Sinclair B. Ferguson, "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges, "The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God" by D.A. Carson, "The Post Quarantine Church" by Thom S. Rainer, "The Attributes of God" by A.W. Tozer (148)

Classics I finally read and LOVED: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, "The Marvelous Land of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott, "Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll, "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery (and all the rest in the series that I've read), "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain, "Bed Knob and Broomstick" by Mary Norton, "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell

Favorite kids books: "Ben and Me" by Robert Lawson, "The Cabin Faced West" by Jean Fritz, any Paddington books by Michael Bond, "Lily's Crossing" by Patricia Reilly Giff, "Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!" by Jean Fritz, "Stone Fox" by John Reynolds Gardiner, "The Night Crossing" by Karen Ackerman, "The Big Wave" by Pearl S. Buck , "A Blizzard Year" by Gretel Ehrlich, "Babe: The Gallant Pig" by Dick King-Smith, "We Were There at the Boston Tea Party" by Robert N. Webb, "All Alone" by Claire Huchet Bishop, "Al Capone Shines My Shoes" by Gennifer Choldenko

Favorite adult authors: James Patterson, Stuart Woods, Mark Batterson, D.A. Carson, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Max Lucado, Jodi Picoult, John MacArthur, A.W. Tozer

Chapter books read out loud with the kids: "The Two Princesses of Bamarre" by Gail Carson Levine, "Mr. Cooper is Super" by Dan Gutman, "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt, and "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

How did you do this year? What were some of your favorite books and authors??