conquered reading in 2012.

ahh, time to read.  i feel like my life goes in seasons where i have more or less time/motivation to read, and last year i definitely spent a good deal of time reading.  here's what i got through:

1. When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling by R.C. Sproul Jr.  (1/09)

 2. The American Way of Birth by Jessica Mitford (1/14)

3. Deliver This!  Make the Childbirth Choice That’s Right For You…No Matter What Everyone Else Thinks by Marisa Cohen (1/18) (i'll have to tell you about how this was the dumbest book but then how i dropped it in the bathtub and had to pay the library an exorbitant amount to replace a book i don't think deserves to be replaced.  growl.)

4. Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie Mongan (1/20)
5. Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel (1/26)

6. The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin (2/04)
7. Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley (2/12)

8. On Becoming Baby-Wise by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam (2/23)

9. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (3/14)

10. The Rodale Book of Composting:  Easy Methods for Every Gardener (3/24)

11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (3/31)

12. Death by Love: Letters from the Cross by Mark Driscoll (4/06)

13. Simple Country Wisdom: 501 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Susan Waggoner (4/10)

14. Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller (4/10)

15. Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp (5/5)

16. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks (6/14)

17. Sidetracked Home Executives by Pam Young and Peggy Jones (6/22)

18. A Good Day’s Work: An Iowa Farm in the Great Depression by Dwight W. Hoover (7/5)

19. The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise-Bauer (7/14)

20. Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish (7/21)

21. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez (7/25)

22. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (7/29)

23. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/1)

24. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/3)

25. Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Intimacy, Friendship, and Life Together* by Mark and Grace Driscoll (8/6) (read this out loud with todd.)

26. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/8)

27. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/12)

28. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/13)

29. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/14)

30. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/15)

31. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/15)

32. Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

33. A Charlotte Mason Companion:  Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola (8/27)

34. The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles (9/14)

35. A Charlotte Mason Preschool Handbook by Karen Smith and Sonya Shafer (9/14)

36. Antigone by Sophocles, translated by David Grene (9/22)

37. Stuff Christians Like by Jonathan Acuff

38. Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho (11/10)

39. Practicing Hospitality: The Joy of Serving Others by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock (11/22)

40. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan (11/24)

you may remember me saying a while ago that i was working on plato's 'the republic.'  you may also notice that it is not on this list.  turns out, i am no match for it.  i spent a little time being sad, but then i was all, who was i kidding?  so read 'stuff christians like' instead and called it a day.

have you ever read any of these?  what were your thoughts?  i love talking books, so it's always fun to find people with some reads in common.


Amanda Cushman said...

Have you ever read The Baby Catcher? It's a really good read about a midwife and her stories.

todd said...

i love watching you read.

not in a creepy creeperson kind of way.


Farmgirl Chaos said...

Wow. I'm impressed that you keep track! I read a lot, but gave up keeping track. Keep up the reading!