2011 reading list

I love reading. I need to read. A Lot. If I don’t, I get grumpy and out of sorts.

I’ve never kept a reading list before, but thought I’d start this year after realising I can’t remember most of the books I’ve read. And I want to remember. So this is where I’ll keep track of what I’m reading from now on. I may review some here on the blog, but whether I do or not, ratings can always be found on my goodreads page.

I am aiming to read 30 books this year, but I think that may be a little bit unrealistic since I’ve got a baby and a 4 year old to care for. Still, I’ll give it a darn good try. Most won’t be very heavy though.


1. “The Baby Book: Everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two” by William and Martha Sears

2. “The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night” by Elizabeth Pantley

3. “The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales” by Brothers Grimm

4. “Bloodroot” by Amy Greene

5. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

6. ” “Organized Simplicity: A clutter-free approach to intentional living” by Tsh Oxenreider

7. “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens (still reading)

8. “Nikon D5000 For Dummies” by Julie Adair King

9. “Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food” by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett

10. ” The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church” by Dwight Longenecker

11. “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything” by Ken Robinson (re-read)

12. “Out of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative” by Ken Robinson

13. “365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Gratitude Changed My Life” by John Kralik

14.”Raines Dagbok” by Raine Gustafsson (gave up halfway through- bored stiff!)

15. “The Parenting Breakthrough: A Real-Life Plan to Teach Your Kids To Work, Save Money, and Be Truly Independent” by Merrielee Browne Boyack

16. “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

17. “Anne of Green Gables” by LM Montgomery

18. “Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It” by Gary Taubes

19. “The Railway Children” by E Nesbit

20. “Teaching Your Children Joy” by Linda and Richard Eyre

21. “Mary Poppins” by PL Travers

22. “The Girl with the Dragon Tatto” by Stieg Larson

23. “An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration From the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators And Designers” by Danny Gregory

24. “Grace For the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life” by Emily P Freeman

25. “The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist You Truly Are” by Danny Gregory (still reading)

26.”Nils Holgerssons Underbara Resa Genom Sverige” by Selma Lagerlöf (re-read)

27. “The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership” by Richard and Linda Eyre

28. “Dr Atkins’ New Diet Revolution” by Robert C Atkins

29. “Mere Christianity” by CS Lewis

30. “Eat Fat Get Thin: Eat As Much As You Like And Still Lose Weight” by Barry Groves

31. “Teaching Your Children Values” by Richard and Linda Eyre

32.”Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder (still reading)

33. “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl

What are you reading this year?