My Reading List for 2013

I hope 2013 was a great year for all my readers.  I feel very blessed to have been able to read so many great books last year.  According to my records, I am one book short of doubling what I read in 2012.  I do hope to be able to do a lot of reading in 2014. Certainly the list of books I want to read is very large and tends to grow each day.  I recently came across a children’s book called Please Bury Me in the Library.  The title spoke to me as a book lover and is now on my shelf beckoning to be read.  If only I could find a profession that required me to read for 6-8 hours a day.

My list is a collection of books I read to and with my children, books on education, business and faith.

  1. Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry – Jack Prelutsky gives guidance and instruction on how to write poetry.  This was a great book for anyone who likes Jack’s silly style of poetry.
  2. My Dog May Be a Genius – Jack Prelutsky book of poetry
  3. Little Britches – Father and I Were Ranchers – Ralph Moody details the story of his life in this first book in the series.  I loved, loved, loved this series.  Every one in our house heard the series last year.
  4. Raising Your Spirited Child
  5. Feed Your Skin – Starve Your Wrinkles
  6. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen  I love this book and plan to read it again.
  7. The  Merry Adventures of Robin Hood  The kids and I loved this book.
  8. What’s Whole in Whole Language
  9. Man of the Family – Ralph Moody
  10. Self-Leadership and the One Minute Manager
  11. Take the Risk – Dr. Ben Carson This was a great book.  I really like Dr. Carson.
  12. The On-Time, On-Target Manager
  13. I Just Want You to Know – Kate Gosselin This book inspired me to write love letters to my own children.  I really liked this book which surprised me because I am not a Kate Gosselin fan.
  14. Something Beautiful For God – Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  15. One Thousand Gifts – I did not care for the writer’s style although the message is good.
  16. Teaching Your Child Music
  17. Defeating Darwinism
  18. Mary Emma and Company – Ralph Moody
  19. Marketing Without Money
  20. Helen Keller – The Story of My Life – What a fascinating and inspiring person she is.
  21. The Story of Doctor Doolittle
  22. Neat Mom, Messie Kids
  23. The Fields of Home – Ralph Moody
  24. Life Without Limits – Nick Vujicic This guy is amazing!
  25. Intense Moments With the Savior
  26. Shaking the Nickel Bush – Ralph Moody
  27. The Dry Divide – Ralph Moody
  28. Horse of a Different Color – Ralph Moody
  29. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
  30. Keeping a Nature Journal
  31. Raising a Reader – Jennie Nash
  32. Ginger Pye
  33. Raising a Reader – Simple and Fun Activities for Parents to Faster Reading Success
  34. Viking Quest – Raiders from the Sea
  35. The Magnificent Obsession – Anne Graham Lotz She is a favorite author of mine and this book did not disappoint me.
  36. Start
  37. Son of Charlemagne – Read this to the kids and loved it.
  38. The Trumpeter of Krakow – Read this to the kids and loved it.
  39. Enjoying the Closeness of God
  40. Secret of the Andes
  41. Wicked History – Francisco Pizarro
  42. Squanto – Friend of the Pilgrims
  43. Don Quixote – Wishbone Classic – This book was so funny.
  44. The Magic of Thinking Big
  45. Grammar Land
  46. Wicked History – Sir Francis Drake
  47. The Scarlett Pimpernel – Very exciting read.
  48. A Pizza the Size of the Sun – Jack Prelutsky book of poetry
  49. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – loved the poetry in this book
  50. The Mark of Zorro – Possibly my favorite read this year.
  51. The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow – Great book to read to the kids.
  52. Melchizedek – King of Jerusalem
  53. The Wheel on the School – The kids and I really liked this book.
  54. Write It Down, Make It Happen
  55. Cathedral
  56. Shipwrecked
  57. The Self-Propelled Advantage – Very interesting.  Challenged some of my methods for homeschool.
  58. The Fallacy Detective – The kids and I loved the lessons in this book on logic.
  59. Christian Heroes Then and Now: Hudson Taylor – Excellent faith building story.
  60. Christian Heroes Then and Now: Amy Carmichael
  61. Tending the Heart of Virtue
  62. The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
  63. ScreamFree Parenting – Did not agree with the author in his methods.
  64. To Selena, With Love
  65. The Core – This is a great book on Classical Education.
  66. One, Two Buckle My Shoe – Agatha Christie
  67. A Child’s Introduction to Poetry
  68. Poetry Matters
  69. The Bible
  70. Secrets of Mental Math – Arthur Benjamin – So many great things to learn about math here.
  71. Gentle Ben – The kids and I loved this book.

Do you have any recommendations that aren’t on this list?  Please don’t hesitate to share them.