I like to read.

And I like lists.

I have been keeping a month by month list of every book I have ever read since about 1992.

(I am not making that up.)

I refuse to go back and list all of those books here, but I am beginning a book list of what’s being read at our house as of now.

If there’s a link – then you’ll know I have written a review about that particular book.

If there is no link, but you want to know what I think about that work, feel free to ask me.

I’ll tell you.

Let the list begin.

Children’s Books


The King’s Christmas List by Eldon Johnson

The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island

Judy Moody Gets Famous by Meghan McDonald

Ralph and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The Burgess Animal Book For Children by Thornton W. Burgess

The Bird Book For Children by Thornton W. Burgess

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald

Tree in the Trail by Holling Clancy Holling

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Carlson

The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge

Pagoo by Holling Clancy Holling

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

SeaBird by Holling Clancy Holling

Mozart – The Wonder Child by Diane Stanley

Stink and the Super Smelly Sneakers by Megan McDonald

Stink and the Guinea Pig Express by Megan McDonald

Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

The Lamb by John Cross

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Davis

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Nate the Great series

The Courage of Sarah Noble

Treasury of Childhood by James Herriot

Bard of Avon by Diane Stanley

Elsio Trot by Roald Dahl

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzbaugh

The Miraculous Jounrey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat

The Storybook Bible

Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S.Lewis

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis

Houdini:The Great Escape by Sid Fleishman

Pocahontas by Ingrid D’Auliere

Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims

Charlotte’s Web by EB White

Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Ramona and her Mother by Beverly Cleary

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Prince Caspian by CS Lewis

Minn of the Mississippi by Holling Clancy Holling

The Twits by Roald Dahl

The World of Christopher Columbus by Genevieve Foster

Christopher Columbus by Ingrid and Edgar D’Auliere

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert O’Neill

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daughtery

Poor Richard by James Daughtery

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Davis

Norman Rockwell: Storyteller With a Brush by Beverly Gherman

Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Giff

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis

The Last Battle by CS Lewis

The Silver Chair by CS Lewis

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Man of the Family by Ralph Moody

Little Britches by Ralph Moody

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Where the Lilies Bloom

Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld

The Home Ranch by Ralph Moody

Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan

Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

Mary Emma & Company by Ralph Moody

Fields of Home by Ralph Moody

Snow Treasure 

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

Seventeen Against the Dealer by Cynthia Voigt

Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt

Into the Woods

Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt

Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White

Running out of Time

Peter and he Star Catchers

Peter and the Sword of Mercy

Peter and the Shadow Thief




Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life by Jenna Woginrich

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver

Turn My Mourning Into Dancing by Henri Nouwen

The Money-Answer Book by Dave Ramsey

A Year Without “Made in China” by Sara Bongiorni

Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story by John Sowers

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

All Over But The Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

As You Wish by Cary Elwes

Wild in the Hollow by Amber C. Haines

Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cummings

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet by Sara Hagerty

Dimestore by Lee Smith

The Dry Divide by Ralph Moody

Love Him Anyway by Abby Banks





Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

The World Made Straight by Ron Rash

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Guests on Earth by Lee Smith

On Agate Hill by Lee Smith

Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith

Fancy Strut by Lee Smith

Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-eyed Stranger by Lee Smith

Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wildwood by Colin Malloy

Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

Vinegar Hill by A. Manette

Snow Falling on Cedars

Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani

Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen

The Cove by Ron Rash

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani

The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Wally Lamb

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry



And The Books I Have Started But Cannot Ever Seem to Complete


Slave by John MacArthur

Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Give Them Grace by Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe

Anna Karenina 

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