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.

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


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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