I got this wonderful idea from a friend of mine, SuperAngel, to post the list of books I’ve read in the past year : )  Sadly,  I didn’t keep quite as good of track toward the end of the year, but here are the ones that I did keep track of.  I divided them into three categories, Chocolate and Ice Cream, Cheesy Potatoes, and Educational–which translates into Fun, Fun and Inspiring, and well, Educational   The Educational category wasn’t neccessarily not fun to read, it just took more brain power, which is good for me : )

Chocolate and Ice Cream

Pollyanna Grows Up by Eleanor Porter

Dawn by Eleanor Porter

Miss Billie by Eleanor Porter

That Printer of Udell’s by Harold Bell Wright

The Stouthearted Seven–Orphaned on the Oregon Trail Neta Lohnes Frazier

Belles on Their Toes by Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Elsie’s Motherhood by Martha Finley

Elsie’s Children  M. Finley

The Island Queen R.M. Ballantyne

Eight Cousins Louisa May Alcott

Rose in Bloom L.M. Alcott

An Old Fashioned Girl L.M. Alcott

Under the Lilacs L.M. Alcott

 Gourmet Potatoes

The Spanish Brothers by Deborah Alcock

God Know’s My Size!  Sylvia Tarniceriu

Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Mountains of Spices H. Hurnard

Through Gates of Spendor Elisabeth Elliot

The Savage, My Kinsman Elisabeth Elliot

A Biography of Jim Elliot Susan Martins Miller


The Thousand Year War in the Middle East Richard J. Maybury

Dumbing Us Down John Taylor Gatto

A Different Kind of Teacher John Taylor Gatto

And the greatest book of all…

The Holy Bible

And on my (very short) list of ones I want to read in the coming year…

His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut (I don’t recommend this one–it was quite depressing!)


II Kings



The Lost Clue by Mrs. O.F. Walton

Assumptions That Affect Our Lives by Christian Overman

Our Father Abraham, Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith by Marvin R. Wilson

The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto

(when I get done with this one, I am going to have a party : D  It is a monster of a book!  Actually, a very good sort of monster–very enlightening, very educational!  At some times it is like Ice Cream, and other times it is like Tough, Dry Steak.  I am glad I am reading it : )

Walking Wisely by Charles Stanley

The Cross Triumphant by Florence M. Kingsley

The Bible–I want to try to finish this in one year, something I haven’t done before : )

And many others—usually I just come across books that sound like something I want or need to read at the time, and so that is what I read : )  Not a very organized approach!

That’s all I can think of for now : )


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11 thoughts on “Books and Lists : )

  • February 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Y'all read stuff by Richard J. Maybury too? Awesome! That stuff can be interesting.

    God Bless You!


  • February 5, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Hi Jessica,

    I'm glad to hear that you got my e-mail and enjoyed reading it. Don't worry, just take your time e-mailing back and I can't wait to receive your next e-mail!

    Love, Your sister in Christ,


    P.S. I like your new template!

    Edited by FarmGirlAtHeart on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:49 AM

  • February 5, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Hi Jessica,

    I am so curious about what you and my mommy were taking about in the car yesterday!

    I like your new template. How did you do that?


    P.S. Maybe, but not today. πŸ™‚

  • February 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

    AspiringLily–yes, I really liked that book by him! I think it would be neat to read more of his books : D

    Goatgirl–are you dying of curiosity yet?! You'll just have to wait and see! "Maybe" I'll tell you, "but not today" : D I'll have to explain the template part to you later–Cassia and I are getting ready to go clean our grandma's house : )


  • February 5, 2009 at 11:48 am

    lol, ya there was a movie I watched everyday for a week.


  • February 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Ah, a post after my own heart- combining two of my favorite things… books, and lists! : D Oh, Jessica, I love your reading list! I'm going to have to borrow some of those from you, if you own them. : )

    Hope you're all having a good day!

    Love and {HUGS} for you all!

    ~DB : )

  • February 5, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Jessica!

    If you want any more book title suggestions, I can email you my lists :). Do you recommend all the ones you previously read (except the depressing one!)? There were some on there that sounded interesting that I've never read. Do you own "Cross Triumphant"? I have it…so if you don't own it and want to borrow mine, let me know πŸ™‚


    p.s. you can just email me in reply to this πŸ™‚

  • February 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm


    My name is Lucy…I love your blog! I was just wondering if I could add you as my friend…er, friends. Thanks!


  • February 6, 2009 at 11:18 am


    thanks for sending me a message!


  • February 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Love you guys blog!!!

  • February 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Ooo, lovely new header! πŸ™‚ what a pleasent surprise! – who did it?

    Cassia ~ did you get my email? πŸ˜‰


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