2011 Reading

This year I'm determined to do more reading. My reading life is pitiful right now. I think of myself as a reader but I don't do much actual reading.  I want that to change this year. 

This doesn't include daily(ish) Bible reading. It does include books I read aloud to my kids.  I can check out mentally while reading aloud, and did a lot when the kids were little and the books were boring to me. But not anymore; I'm paying attention now.


The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon).

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D. Taylor).  Read aloud; comments, not exactly a review, here.

One Thousand Gifts (Ann Voskamp).  Reviewed here.

Eat Cake (Jeanne Ray).  Reviewed here.


The Wednesday Wars (Gary D. Schmidt). 

The Cellist of Sarajevo (Steven Galloway). Comments here.

Chosen by God (R. C. Sproul).  Readoud.

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands (Paul David Tripp).  Comments here


The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton).  Readaloud

The Epic of Gilgamesh. Readloud.

The Codes of Hammurabi and Moses.  Readaloud.

When Life and Beliefs Collide (Carolyn Custis James).

The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct (Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson). Readaloud.

The Distant Land of My Father (Bo Caldwell).   Comments here.


Jim Ugly (Sid Fleischman). Readaloud.

Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Eric Metaxas).  In process.  

Heroes of the City of Man (Peter Leithart).  In process.

The Odyssey (Homer, tr. Lattimore).


The City of Tranquil Light (Bo Caldwell). Comments here.


Children and Fire (Usula Hegi).

Bertie Wooster Sees it Through (P. G. Wodehouse).

The Commoner (John Burnham Schwartz).


The Three Musketeers (Dumas).  In process.

The Histories (Herodotus) Readaloud, in process.


The Three Musketeers (Dumas).  In process.

The Histories (Herodotus).  Readaloud, in process.


The Three Musketeers (Dumas). 

The Histories (Herodotus). Readaloud, in process.

Esther & Ruth (Iain M. Duguid).

Captain Blood (Rafael Sabatini). Readaloud.


Twice Born (Mazzantini). Comments here.


I think I started a lot of books but did not finish anything.  Or if I did, it was not remarkable.


The Unfinished Clue (Georgette Heyer).