Thursday, December 31, 2009

Books Read in 2009: A Quick List (Thanks to GoodReads)

Not Lost Forever, My Survival Story by Carmina Salcido

*William S. and the Great Escape by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words by John Bemelmans Marciano

*Painting Aalesund by Tod Steward

*Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America by Kati Marton

*Herodotus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick

Confessions of a Closet Master-Baker by Gesine Bullock-Prado

Boys Adrift: Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax

*Saint Paul by Pope Benedict XVI

*The Iliad by Homer

Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides

*NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

*A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem

The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece by Vernon Silver

The Walking People by Mary Beth Keane

*A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

*Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town by Warren St. John
City Boy by Jan Michael

*Hamlet by William Shakespeare

*To Whom Shall We Go? by Archbishop Timothy Dolan

*The Midnight Dancers: A Fairy Tale Retold by Regina Doman

*Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg

A World Away: The Quest of Dan Clay, Book One by T.J. Smith

The Harrowing Escape: The Quest of Dan Clay, Book Two by T.J. Smith

Trespasses Against Us by Christian M. Frank

I didn't like all of them, but there were quite a few good ones this year. I've put an asterisk before my favorites. (Naturally this isn't a complete list.) Also, I didn't include picture books here (and I read a lot of them this year). I'm hoping to put together a separate post on favorite picture books and favorite movies that we discovered this year.

3 comments:

Margaret in Minnesota said...

How did you choose the books on this list, Alicia? How did you fit them in?

As a busy (distracted!) mom, I would love a bit of counsel on how to be reading more for me.

Love2Learn Mom said...

Good idea - I'll see what I can do. Though my reading habits are so haphazard, I'm not sure how much I'll be able to help. Two areas that definitely work are keeping a book in the bathroom (we actually have a little bookshelf in the bathroom that my husband built) and getting a good booklight for reading in bed.

Love2Learn Mom said...

P.S. Underlining in books (esp. non-fiction) has really helped me too especially because of the distractions. When I underline key points, it's easier for me to remember what was going on when I left off.