Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Book List

Books I read this year - my goal was two per month and I am so pleased that I surpassed that!

Inspired You
Cleaning House
Back Home Again
Going to the Chapel
Home for the Holidays
The Spirit of the Season

Spring is in the Air
Recipes and Wooden Spoons
The Long Winter {finished reading aloud to littles!}
Hand in Hand: Crafting with Kids
Song of my Heart

March: {starred was my favorite read this month}
Echo in Celebration by Leigh Bortins
Bygones by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Where Willows Grow by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long
My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade*
Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

April: {starred was my favorite read this month}
The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen*
Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen
The Icecutter's Daughter by Tracie Peterson
The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

May Books:
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
A Homemade Year by Jerusalem Greer
The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen
Fit To Burst by Rachel Jankovic
The Chance by Karen Kingsbury
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty McDonald {a read aloud that gathered lots of laughs!}

June Books:
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder {this finishes our reading aloud of the entire series!}
Large Family Logistics
Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander
Thicker than Blood by CJ Darlington
The Busy Homeschool Moms Guide to Daylight by Heidi St. John
Love Finds You in Deadwood South Dakota by Tracy Cross
The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
Within my Heart by Tamera Alexander

Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate
Usborne Illustrated book of Grimm's Fairy Tales - read aloud
From a Distance by Tamera Alexander
Mystery of History Volume 1 by Linda Lacour Hobar - read aloud we just finished!

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
Heroes in Black History by Dave and Neta Jackson - read aloud
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater - read aloud {we loved this one!}
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Song of Annie Moses: A Musical Quest, A Mother's Gift
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White - read aloud {another one we enjoyed!}

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
Homeschooling the Holidays by Lee Binz {got a couple of good ideas, mostly geared towards high school and even college bound students}
Betsy ~ Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace {Emily read it and loved it and wanted me to read it!}
The Ark, The Reed and The Fire Cloud by Jenny Cote

The House That Love Built
A Simple Change by Judith Miller
Find More Time by Laura Stack
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Traces of Mercy by Michael Landon Jr and Cindy Kelley
Starry Night by Debbie Macomber