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.


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.