10 January, 2011

Booking it in 2011 with "Life as Mom"

I have decided to join in Booking it in 2011 with Jessica Fisher, at her blog, Life as Mom.

I am planning to deviate from Jessica's booklist, but plan to include some of her books in mine.

Here is Jessica's list, with the "due date for reading":

  • February 10 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

  • March 10 - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

  • April 10 - Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francois

  • May 10 - Finding your Purpose as a Mom: How to Build your Home on Holy Ground by Donna Otto

  • June 10 - The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

  • July 10 - Dancing with My Father: How God Leads Us into a Life of Grace & Joy by Sally Clarkson

  • August 10 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

  • September 10 - Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider

  • October 10 - Not your Mother's Casseroles by Faith Durand

  • November 10 - The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson

Here is my own list for the year:

  • February 10 - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

  • March 10 - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

  • April 10 - Desiring God by John Piper

  • May 10 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

  • June 10 - The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

  • July 10 - Dancing with my Father by Sally Clarkson

  • August 10 - The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

  • September 10 - A History of the English-speaking Peoples, Volume 3, The Age of Revolution by Winston S. Churchill

  • October 10 - Hard Times by Charles Dickens

  • November 10 - No Other Foundation: The Church Through Twenty Centuries by Jeremy C. Jackson

  • December 10 - Home Education by Charlotte Mason

Most of these books are currently on our bookshelves - or available to me. I have tried to mix up the genres, and plan to be reading the heavier books throughout the year. If you're wondering why I'm planning to read Churchill's book - it's simply that I want to have a bit more background to the History studies we will be doing this year. We are working through Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World Volume 3: Early Modern Times, much of which includes the Age of Revolution.

I plan to post a short review of each book here on the blog as I complete it!

As an aside, here is a list of some of the books I read in 2010:

  • Van Loon's Lives by Hendrik van Loon

  • Sense & Sensibilty by Jane Austen

  • Persuasion by Jane Austen

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

  • Villette by Charlotte Bronte

  • The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell

  • Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

  • Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmoore

As you can see, I was a little biased towards novels last year! This year I am attempting to read more books on Christian living and some History books. Van Loon's lives is a wonderful introduction to many historical characters. Read it if you can, you won't be disappointed!


Carrie said...

Looks like you had some great books last year AND this year! I've read all the Jane Austen books, which is why I switched to the Bronte sisters this year. :-) Happy Reading!

Laura Lou said...

Thanks for visitng me today and leaving a message! I love, love your lists of books read and to be read. You've inspired me to develop lists of my own. Thank you!

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