Isn't that the cutest picture? It is by Charles Wysocki - one of my favorite "modern" artists. I thought it would be an appropriate picture to use to do this post on books.
I started keeping "A Record of Books I've Read" journal in 1995. How I wish I had started this journal as a child. I decided to "organize" my journal alphabetically instead of chronologically. That makes it easy for me to check and see if I've previously read a particular book. In my journal I record the book's title, author and the day I finished reading the book.
I read lots of different types of books (you'll notice that as you read thru my 2011 list) and usually try to finish a book once I've started it unless it proves to be not worth reading due to filthy language/content. So, here's my list for 2011:
- Classic New England Stories: True Tales and Tall Tales of Character & Culture (ed. Jake Elwell)
- Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (var. authors)
- Lovely is the Lee by Robert Gibbings
- The Assault by Harry Mulisch
- Hansi: The Girl Who Loved the Swastika by Maria Anne Hirschmann
- Rereadings: 17 Writers Revisit Books They Love (ed. Anne Fadiman)
- Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schultz by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
- The House on Beartown Road: A Memoir of Learning and Forgetting by Elizabeth Cohen
- Cat Stories by James Herriot :o)
- Good Daughters: Loving Our Mothers as They Age by Patricia Beard
- A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller
- The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence by Thabiti Anyabwile
- How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard (loved the title.....not so much the book)
- O Love That Will Not Let Me Go: Facing Death with Courageous Confidence in God (ed. Nancy Guthrie) - great book!
- By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me by Sinclair Ferguson
- The Cat and the Curmudgeon by Cleveland Amory (another cat book!)
- The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Angels Anglada
- What Angels Wish They Knew: The Basics of True Christianity by Alistair Begg
- Howard's End is on the Landing by Susan Hill (a book about books!)
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (my first reading of this classic!)
- Managing God's Money by Randy Alcorn
- A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community & Mission around the Table by Tim Chester
- A Memory of Vermont: Our Life in the Johnny Appleseed Bookshop by Margaret Hard
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (so glad my friend Marjorie recommended this book!)
- The Early Church by Henry Chadwick
- A Page Out of Life by Kathleen Reid
- The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma
What book did you enjoy reading in 2011?