December 30, 2009

Our Reading Lists for 2009

"Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity."
~George Steiner

I would be disappointed in how little I read for myself this year, but considering I also read all of those books below to Robotson and countless more to the girls, I can't be too hard on myself.

Bold titles were our favorites, and a short list of the girls favorites are below as well.

1. Einstein by Walter Isaacson
2. Siblings Without Rivalry by Faber and Mazlish
3. Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert
4. The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith
4. The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
6. Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
7. Mindset by Carol Dweck
8. The Art of Possibility by Benjamin and Rosamund Zander
9. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
10. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
11. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
12. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hildenbrand
13. Bearing an Hourglass by Piers Anthony
14. How To Be a Lady by Candace Simpson-Giles
15. As a Lady Would Say by Sheryl Shade
16. Emma by Jane Austen
17. All Rivers Flow to the Sea by Alison McGhee
18. Life, Inc. by Douglas Rushkoff
19. With a Tangled Skein by Piers Anthony
20. Stars by Kathryn Harvey
21. The Truth Will Set You Free by Alice Miller
22. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
23. Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon
24. Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austen

1. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
2. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
3. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
4. Superfudge by Judy Blume
4. Benjamin Franklin by Conrad Stein
6. Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume
7. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
8. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
9. The Tower Treasure Hardy Boys book 1 by Franklin Dixon
10. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DeCamillo
11. Double Fudge by Judy Blume
12. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
14. Mr. Popper's Penguins By Richard and Florence Atwater
15. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
16. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
17. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
18. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
19. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
20. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
22. Breakthroughs in Science by Isaac Asimov
23. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
23. The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse by Bruce Hale
24. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
25. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
26. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
27. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

Dimples Favorites
A Place to Grow by Stephanie Bloom
Verdi by Janell Cannon
Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed

Funny Girl's Favorites
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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