Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Books Read in 2018

Antigone (The Theban Plays #3) by Sophocles, J.E. Thomas (Translator)

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon (Mitford series book #1) (re-read)

Best-loved Passages of the Bible: A Devotional

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day by Ann B. Ross (Miss Julia series book #16)

Exploring Creation with Physical Science by Dr. Jay L. Wile

Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

First Across the Continent The story of the exploring expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1804-5-6 by Noah Brooks

Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Le Morte d'Arthur, Vol. 2 by Sir Thomas Malory

Le Morte d'Arthur: The Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 by Sir Thomas Malory

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law (Miss Julia series #17) By Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover (Miss Julia series # 15) by Ann B. Ross

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Interlopers by Saki

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

The Machine that Won the War by Isaac Asimov

The Ryrie Study Bible NASB

The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Books Read in 2017

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Death in the Black Patch by Bruce Wilson

Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible (NASB)

Joni by Joni Eareckson Tada (re-read)

Keeping Watch by Kathryn A. Sletto

Left Behind by Tim LaHaye & Jerry Jenkins (re-read)

Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle (Miss Julia #12) by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (Miss Julia series book #1)by Ann B. Ross (re-read)

Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble (Miss Julia #14) by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julie to the Resuce (Miss Julia #13) by Ann B. Ross

New Testament (NASB)

Nicolae by Tim LaHaye & Jerry Jenkins (re-read)

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The House by the Lake by Ella Carey

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (re-read)

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon

Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland

Why the Passion? A Personal Guide to Meeting the Jesus of the Passion by Greg Laurie

Monday, January 23, 2017

Books Read in 2016

A Light to the Gentiles byJesslyn De Boer and Hazel Timmer

Facing The Facts by Stan and Brenna Jones

Hawaii by James A. Michener

Her Daughter's Dream (Marta's Legacy #2) by Francine Rivers

How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor by Mark M. Yarbrough

In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett

Life Application Study Bible (NASB)

Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson

Miss Julia Delivers the Goods (Miss Julia #10) by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia Paints the Town (Miss Julia #9) by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia Renews Her Vows (Miss Julia #11) by Ann B. Ross

NIV Study Bible (finished a once a week Bible reading with family that took just over 4 years)

Red Dog by Bill Wallace

Ruled Out by Randy Southern

Seeing Jesus by Jeffrey McClain Jones

Snapper by Brian Kimberling

The Berlin Game by Len Deighton

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Life of J.E.B. Stuart by Mary L. Williamson

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The Tower by Richard Martin Stern

What's the Big Deal? by Stan and Brenna Jones

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Books Read in 2015

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl

A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

And the Good News Is... by Dana Perino

Big Love: The Practice of Loving Beyond Your Limits by Kara Tippetts

Boyhood and Beyond by Bob Schultz

Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

Choking in Fear: A Memoir about the Hollandsburg Murders by Mike McCarty

Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon (Mitford)

Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional by Ave Pennington

David Livingstone The Pathfinder by Basil Mathews

ESV Study Bible

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers

Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story by Ken Tada & Joni Eareckson Tada, with Larry Libby

Knowing God by J.I.Packer

Mama B: A Time to Speak by Michelle Stimpson (Mama B Bk. 1)

Miss Julia Stands Her Ground (Miss Julia book #7) by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia Strikes Back (Miss Julia book 8) by Ann B. Ross

Near to the Heart of God: Meditations on 366 Best-Loved Hymns by Robert J. Morgan

O Little Town by Don Reid

The Discovery by Dan Walsh

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Holy Bible (NASB)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

The Shell Seakers by Rosamunde Pilcher

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Books Read in 2014

Now that February is nearing an end, I am finally remembering to enter my list of books I read in 2014.
I am posting this later each year.

I try to read a mix of Classics, fiction, & non fiction. I always read at least one of my dad's books, & this year I read his copy of Joy in the Morning, by Betty Smith. This was by far my favorite Betty Smith book. She also wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn & Maggie Now. I enjoyed a time travel book that was written in the 1970's. I have also been reading through the Little House books, because I never read them as a girl. I read the 1st one, & then read it to our daughter when she was young. And I also read the first couple books to our son. I think I ended up reading Little House in the Big Woods 3 or 4 times, but I never even came close to finishing all of the books. Now I just have one more to go. I have enjoyed reading them. For my Bible reading this year I read The Apologetics Study Bible (HCSB) I also enjoyed reading East of Eden & A Christmas Carol. I also really enjoyed Fannie Flagg's newest, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. The non fiction book that I read was Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WW2 Story of Survival, Courage, & the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Edgar Harrell, & David Harrell. I learned a lot about why the Indianapolis was not even noticed as being late in arriving, & I have to say that it was a bit shocking. My dad served in the Pacific during WW2, & I know he would have enjoyed this book. He may have read it, because I think it was originally published a while back. I also loved the newest Mitford series book, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good. And the Miss Julia books always give me a good laugh. I love her.
Well, that's it then. Until next year!

13 Easy Tomato Recipes by Joyce Zborower

30 Delicious Ice Cream Cake Recipes by Lori Burke

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year by Diane Storty

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Crazy Jacob by Jim Ware

Daily Wisdom for Women January 2014 by Barbour Publishing Inc.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Holy Bible (NASB Giant Print)

I still Dream about You by Fannie Flagg

Iron Scouts of the Confederacy by Lee McGiffin

Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Man of the Family (Little Britches #2) By Ralph Moody

Miss Julia's School of Beauty (Miss Julia #6) by Ann B. Ross

Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WW2 Story of Survival, Courage, & the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Edgar Harrell, & David Harrell

Rosa by Elaine Cunningham

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford #10) by Jan Karon

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

The Apologetics Study Bible (HCSB)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Detective Agency #1) by Alexander Smith McCall

The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

Time and Again by Jack Finney

Under My Skin: A Kid's Guide to Atopic Dermatitis by Karen Crowe

Waking Kate by Sarah Addison Allen

Monday, February 10, 2014

Books Read in 2013

Another year has gone by without any blogging. Of course I never really blogged. I only put on recipes with very non professional pictures, & my once a year list of the books I read that year. Now it's the 4th year in a row that the only activity here is a copy & paste list of books. So be it. LOL.

My list is smaller again this year. I have the same excuse as last year. And the year before. And so on. I did have some really enjoyable reads though. My favorite of the year was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. I have found that I lean towards WW2 stories. That time in history fascinates me. I read stories this year about the men in Easy compnay, some of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project in the secret factories in Tennessee, & an historical fiction set on Guernsey Island, the only British land that the German's occupied during the war.

I also like to read at least one of my dad's books each year. This year I read his copy of Treasure Island & a book called Indiana, Indiana. I loved Treasure Island, & didn't really care for the Indiana one. It was written in a very modern "artish" way and it just wasn't my thing. I don't think it would have been my dad's thing either, and this was confirmed when I found a grocery list used as a bookmark & it was only about 30 pages in, LOL. I cracked a smile knowing my dad and I felt the same about the book. It was a book that was set in a rural area, near our county, mentioned many of our local areas, & even mentioned Sugar Creek, which was surely the reason we were both drawn to read it. I plodded through & stuck to it to the very end, but Dad chose the wiser path & bailed at 30 pages. :) I need to learn this lesson.

I really enjoyed Little Britches & I hope to read more by Ralph Moody. And I enjoyed all the Erica Bauermeister books. Oh! I read my 2nd Maeve Binchy book, Circle of Friends, & it was my favorite so far.

And I read a book by Dietrich Bonhoeffer about praying the Psalms. I really enjoyed it. It was a library loan (my library borrowed from another library), but this is one that I would like to own.

And, now that we are well on our way to mid-February, here's my list of books read in 2013.

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stepen E. Ambrose

Bringing up Boys by Dr. James Dobson

Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy

Confessions of Joan the Tall by Joan Cusack Handler

Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson

I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

Indiana, Indiana by Laird Hunt

Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister

Life Application Study Bible NASB

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Little Britches: Father & I were Ranchers by Ralph Moody

Living by the Book by Howard G. Hendricks & William D. Hendricks

Miss Julia Hits the Road by Ann B. Ross (Miss Julia #4)

Miss Julia Meets Her Match by Ann B. Ross (Miss Julia # 5)

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Outlaw by Ted Dekker

Pinocchio's Quest by Robert Rogland

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War 2 by Denise Kiernan

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Trouble Times Ten by Dave Lambert

Tunnel Vision by Gary Braver

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Friday, January 25, 2013

Books Read in 2012

Yep, it's clear that I am unable to keep up this blog. This makes it 3 years now that the only post I have made is my list of books read for the year. Maybe someday I can get back to it. In the meantime, I can at least copy & paste the list of books I read this year. The number of books read this last year went down quite a bit, and that is because I had a very busy year again. Also, some of the books were big ones (LOL...).
I like variety when I read, so each year along with fiction I like to read some biographies, some theology, along with some science fiction, & some classics. Most of the books I read this year were wonderful, & only one or two that I didn't really care for. I really enjoyed reading The Hobbit with our now 10 year old son. I loved 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It was NOT a horror-I can't read horror-but a great sci-fi time travel book. I would love to re-read this one. The theology that I enjoyed this year were books by J. Vernon McGee & Charles Stanley & both were re-reads because I love them very much. I like to read some of my dad's books each year, & this year I read his really old copy of Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I read a lot of John Steinbeck this year & was amazed by his writing. I also read Jane Eyre this year. I thought I would not like it at all & I really enjoyed it. I was also very moved by Elie Weisel's Night Trilogy. Elie is a holocaust survivor. One of my favorite books this year was Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard. I want to own a copy of this book. I also wrapped up the Mitford series this year & even read the two Father Tim novels that continue his story. I didn't read as many books as some previous years, but I did have a really good year of reading.

11/22/63 by Stephen King

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey

Archaeological Study Bible

Doctrine for Difficult Days by J. Vernon McGee

Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon

In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias

Jesus Calling: A 365 Day Journaling Devotional by Sarah Young

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom by Julia Child

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Light From Heaven (Mitford series#9) by Jan Karon

Miss Julia Throws a Wedding by Ann B. Ross

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery #1) by Cleo Coyle

Shepherds Abiding (Mitford Series #8) by Jan Karon

The Didymus Contingency by Jeremy Robinson

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, The Accident by Elie Wiesel

The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters by Logan Marshall (copyright 1912)

The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life by Charles Stanley