Much to Enjoy

Reading List for 2010 January 5, 2010

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Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
Last Child In the Woods by Richard Louv 
It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey

The Minds of Boys by Michael Gurian

The Purpose of Boys by Michael Gurian

Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax [just loved his book Boys Adrift]

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better by John Holt

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated? By Alfie Kohn

Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Henry Cloud

The Mom Factor by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Enough by Adam Hamilton


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Little French Girl Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Hotel on Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jaime Ford

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch

The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

My Antonia – Willa Cather
Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather

The Good Earth – Pearl Buck

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Voyagers’ Stone by Kraske

Tennyson by Lesley M. M. Blume

Airman By Eoin Colfer

Author Louisa May Alcott: Little Women [re-reading], Little Men, Jo’s Boys, Eight Cousins, An Old-Fashioned Girl, and The Inheritance.

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamerlain

The Four Seasons by Mary Alice Monroe

Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards

Between the Tides by Patti Callahan Henry

Dogwood by Chris Fabry

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Sophie Kinsella

Angry Management by Chris Crutcher

Also like to re-read books by John Steinbeck: The Pearl, East of Eden, Sweet Thursday, and Grapes of Wrath.

Finally read aloud to the boys Robin Hood.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Evelina by Frances Burney



Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie DePaola
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
Triangular Road: A Memoir by Paule Marshall
Chewing the Cud by Dick King-Smith

Little Women: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen

Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Stones Into School by Greg Mortenson [loved Three Cups of Tea]

Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller [probably to be followed by a re-reading of all Ayn Rand’s books]

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

John Adams by John McCullough and also by John McCullough: Truman and Morning on Horseback.

There is No Me Without You by Melissa Faye Greene

U.S. Grant by Joan Waugh

Easy Company Soldier by Don Malarkey

Beyond Band of Brothers by Dick Winters

Woodrow Wilson by John Milton Cooper Jr.

Horse Soldier by Dough Stanton

King of the Mild Frontier by Chris Crutcher

Science Fiction/Fantasy

The Soldier’s Son Trilogy by Robin Hobb

With the Lightnings by David Drake

Glory Road by Robert Heinlein

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Otherness by David Brin

The Robin Hood series by Stephen Lawhead [Hood, Scarlet and Tuck]

Empire and Hidden Empire books by Orson Scott Card


Walt Whitman

Langston Hughes

Robert Frost

Kahlil Gibran

Anna Akhmatova

William Blake


One Response to “Reading List for 2010”

  1. Steph Says:

    If you haven’t read it yet, you should add “That’s My Son: How Moms Can Influence Boys to Become Men of Character” by Rick Johnson to your list. It’s extremely worthwhile!

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