Reading: 2016 Books

I’ve wanted to do this for years and finally I feel like I’ve gotten into the habit of at the very least entering into Goodreads what I’m reading (you can see my updated shelf over on the right sidebar). I’m horrible with reviewing books after I read them, but maybe that’s a goal for 2017! I did mark the books that I especially loved with **

So, here’s the list of books I read in 2016 broken down into 3 categories.

My new mid-mod bookshelf


The Dust That Fall from Dreams by L. de Bernieres
A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs #11) by J. Winspear
The Edge of Dreams (Molly Murphy Mysteries #14) by R. Bowen
Traitor’s Gate by C. Newton
The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
The Dead in their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce #6) by A. Bradley
The Word Exchange by A. Graedon
The Passage by J. Cronin
Saving Wonder by M. Knight
City of Dreams by B. Swerling
Angle of Repose by W. Stegner **
Death of a Nurse (Hamish Macbeth) by MC Beaton
The Bronte Plot by K. Reay
Treachery at Lancaster Gage (#31) by A. Perry
Birdsong by S. Faulks
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. Tiffany
The Time Traveler’s Wife by A. Niffenegger
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by C. Cleave **
Before We Visit the Goddess by C.B. Divakaruni
Katherin of Aragon: The True Queen by A. Weir

A glimpse into our morning basket this Fall.

Young Adult/Children/Homeschool
Little House on the Prairie #2 by L.I. Wilder
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by A. Peterson **
The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
North or Be Eaten by A. Peterson **
The Stout Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail by N. L. Frazier
The Monster in the Hollows by A. Peterson **
The Warden and the Wolf King by A. Peterson **
The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis
The Adventures of Robin Hood by RL Green
Adam of the Road by E G Vining
The Door in the Wall by M. de Angeli
The Same Stuff as Stars by K. Paterson

Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love by E. Welch
Longing for More: A Woman’s Path to Transformation in Christ by R. H. Barton
Families Where Grace is in Place by J. VanVonderen
The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by J. Worth **
Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by A. Doerr **
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by E. Peterson
Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by B. Johnson
Recovering Redemption: A Gospel Saturated Perspective on How to Change by M. Chandler
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by A. Lamott **
The Life Giving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by S. Clarkson


Started, but abandoned.
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross Greene
Raising Girls with ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Daughters by J. Forgan
Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop and Sustain a Successful Creative Business by K. Chapin
Lord of the Flies by W. Golding (to be fair I read this in high school cover to cover, but I didn’t make it through the re-read)
After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters by NT Wright

Currently Reading
A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World by P. Miller
Emma by J. Austen
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance
A Wrinkle in Time by M. L’Engle
A Christmas Carol by C. Dickens
The Expatriates by J. Lee


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  1. I was a voracious reader when I was young and in my young adult life and let that joy slip away. Just this year I vowed to rediscover my joy of reading and I am so glad I did. I do admit that I have a hard time finding books written today of the same caliber as those I read in the 80s.

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