Booklist


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I love to read, but never seemed to have the time.  Any other Mammas have this problem?  
In 2012, I made a resolution: no more excuses.  My goal is to read at least 15 books each year.



    2019 Booklist
    1. Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer
    2. Thrush Green
    3. The Nightingale
    4. No Way Home: A Memoir of Life on the Run
    5. In the Wood
    6. The Long Loneliness
    7. City of Thieves
    8. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
    9. At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe
    10. Tears of the Giraffe
    11. The Snow Child
    12. The Two-Family House
    13. Team Dog
    14. The Great Alone
    15. Force of Nature
    16. The Power and the Glory
    17. And Every Morning the Way Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella
    18. Your Labrador Retriever Puppy, Month by Month
    19. The Fulfillment of All Desire
    20. The Louder Song
    21. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
    22. Life of Christ
    23. I Will Always Write Back
    24. The Wife Between Us
    25. Olive Kitteridge
    26. Murder on the Orient Express
    27. The Lying Game
    28. American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
    29. The Last Romantics
    30. Be Brave in the Scared: How I  Learned to Trust God During the Most Difficult Days of my Life
    31. And Then There Were None
    32. MWF Seeking BFF
    33. The Wizard of Oz
    34. The Girl Who Smiled Beads
    35. Overdressed
    36. The Mermaid
    37. Big Girls Don't Cry
    38. Click Here to Start
    39. These Is My Words
    40. They Must Be Monsters: A Modern-Day Witch Hunt
    41. The Mitford Murders: A Mystery
    42. Mary Lincoln's Flannel Pajamas: And Other Stories From the First Ladies' Closet
    43. The Perfect Nanny
    44. Ender's Game
    45. Girl from the Tree House
    46. Five Little Pigs
    47. Valencia and Valentine
    48. The Dreamers
    49. The 15:17 to Paris
    50. Seven Words of Jesus and Mary
    51. Night
    52. Our House
    53. Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal
    54. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    55. O Pioneers!
    56. The Mysterious Howling (read aloud)
    57. Ask Again, Yes
    58. I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
    59. Reading With Patrick

    2018 Booklist
    1. My Not So Perfect Life
    2. Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Holocaust's Hidden Survivors
    3. To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age
    4. S.
    5. Water for Elephants
    6. Anne of Avonlea
    7. The Girl on the Train
    8. The Paris Architect
    9. Columbine
    10. Redwall (read aloud)
    11. The Thief
    12. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
    13. Happier at Home
    14. American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
    15. Wonder
    16. The Wishing Spell (read aloud)
    17. Missing, Presumed
    18. Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done
    19. The Woman in Cabin 10
    20. In This House of Brede
    21. Flat Broke with Two Goats
    22. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
    23. Little Broken Things
    24. Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook
    25. The One and Only Ivan (read aloud)
    26. Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
    27. Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
    28. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
    29. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...and Maybe the World
    30. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    31. The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures
    32. The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
    33. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
    34. Siblings Without Rivalry
    35. A Piece of the World
    36. The Light Between Oceans
    37. The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country
    38. How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature
    39. The Dry
    40. Educated: A Memoir
    41. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    42. Girl in the Dark: A Memoir of a Life Without Light
    43. Gone Girl
    44. The Expats
    45. The Bear and the Nightingale
    46. The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
    47. Station Eleven
    48. Tears of God: Persevering in the Face of Great Sorrow or Catastrophe
    49. Hillbilly Elegy
    50. Need to Know
    51. Turtles All the Way Down
    52. Small Great Things
    53. The Kitchen House
    54. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
    55. The Queen of Hearts
    56. The Story of Arthur Truluv
    57. Calling Me Home
    58. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
    59. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
    60. The Story of Beautiful Girl
    61. Sometimes I Lie
    62. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    63. Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids - And How to Break the Trance
    64. Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan (read aloud)
    65. Into the Wild
    66. Crime Signals
    67. Night of Miracles
    68. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
    69. A Christmas Carol
    70. The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier and Korean War Hero
    71. What Alice Forgot
    72. Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy
    2017 Booklist
    1. The Birth Order Book
    2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
    3. The Awakening of Miss Prim
    4. Gift from the Sea
    5. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
    6. Yes, Chef: A Memoir
    7. The Little Book of Hygge
    8. The Summer Before the War
    9. Elizabeth is Missing
    10. Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him
    11. Blast to the Past: Washington's War
    12. The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God: The Story of Ruth Pakaluk
    13. Necessary Lies
    14. Black Friday
    15. The Precious One
    16. The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
    17. Food: A Love Story
    18. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 
    19. Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies
    20. A Series of Unfortunate  Events #2: The Reptile Room
    21. A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window
    22. A Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill
    23. A Series of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy
    24. Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home
    25. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
    26. Across Five Aprils
    27. The Way
    28. Anne of Green Gables
    29. The Cricket in Times Square (read aloud)
    30. Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen
    31. Frindle (read aloud)
    32. The Mysterious Benedict Society
    33. All the Little Children
    34. The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail (read aloud)
    35. North Haven
    36. Nim's Island (read aloud)
    37. What Remains True
    38. The Unremembered Girl
    2016 Booklist
    1. 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
    2. The Temperament God Gave You
    3. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
    4. Eleanor
    5. You: A Novel
    6. 84, Charing Cross Road
    7. A Man Called Ove
    8. Beyond the Birds and the Bees
    9. The Mapmaker's Children
    10. The Secrets of Midwives
    11. Why Can't We Just Play?
    12. The Distant Hours
    13. Running: A Love Story
    14. When I Found You
    15. My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, a Daughter and a Ridiculous Plan
    16. Bakhita: From Slave to Saint
    17. Bloodroot
    18. The Martian
    19. The Travelers
    20. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
    21. Chateau of Secrets: A Novel
    22. The American Way of Eating
    23. We Have Always Lived in the Castle
    24. The Cuckoo's Calling
    25. The Gap of Time
    26. Father Elijah: An Apocalypse
    27. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
    28. The Book of Speculation
    29. Flight Behavior
    30. The Quality of Silence
    31. This Is Where You Belong
    2015 Booklist
    1. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About
    2. Owls in the Family (family read aloud)
    3. Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does)
    4. Orphan Train
    5. It Was Me All Along: A Memoir
    6. The Boxcar Children #1 (recommended by M)
    7. Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting
    8. The Secret Keeper
    9. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
    10. See You in a Hundred Years
    11. A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France
    12. Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose.
    13. Everything I Never Told You
    14. Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives
    15. The Journey of our Love
    16. Love Does
    17. The Winter of our Disconnect
    18. John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father
    19. Second Street Station
    20. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (family read aloud)
    21. The Total Money Makeover (audiobook)
    22. All the Light We Cannot See
    23. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    24. The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life's Hard
    25. Come, Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Art of Waiting
    26. The Magic of Ordinary Days

    2014 Booklist
    1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    2. Stepping Heavenward
    3. The American Heiress: A Novel
    4. The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
    5. Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
    6. Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future
    7. Charlotte's Web  (family read aloud)
    8. Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism
    9. Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan
    10. Peace Like a River
    11. Ginger Pye  (family read aloud)
    12. Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys
    13. Thomas and the Dragon Queen (family read aloud)
    14. Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have
    2013 Booklist
    1. Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life
    2. Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love
    3. Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line
    4. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
    5. The Celestine Prophecy
    6. Confessions of a Slacker Mom
    7. Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle
    8. Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running
    9. The School of Essential Ingredients
    10. Saint Therese of Lisieux
    11. 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
    12. Comfort &Joy
    13. Inspired You: Breathing New Life into Your Heart and Home
    2012 Booklist
    1. Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
    2. Start Something That Matters
    3. Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life
    4. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
    5. Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
    6. When Madeline was Young
    7. Rescue
    8. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
    9. Me & Emma
    10. Four Spirits: A Novel
    11. Midwives 
    12. Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic
    13. Those Who Save Us
    14. Dinner: A Love Story: It all begins at the family table
    15. The Rivers Run Dry: A Raliegh Harmon Novel
    16. Every Last Cuckoo
    17. Next to Love: A Novel
    18. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
    19. A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression

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