Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 Reading List

This year, I have decided that I am going to, primarily, read books that I already own. I have so many on my shelves that I am interested in and have never read, or have read and want to read again. Have you made your 2011 reading list? Have you read and loved any of the books on my list?

1. Better Off by Eric Brende
2. For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer McCauley
3. Traveling Mercies* by Anne Lamott
4. John Adams by David McCullough
5. Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
6. Under a Wing by Reeve Lindbergh
7. Forever Music by Edith Schaeffer
8. A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle
9. The Art of Eating* by M.F.K. Fisher
10. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
11. Home Schooling Series by Charlotte Mason
12. A Praying Life* by Paul Miller
13. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
14. An Echo in the Bone* by Diana Gabaldon
15. The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve
16. All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
17. The Supper of the Lamb* by Robert Farrar Capon
18. The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kennison
19. A Severe Mercy* by Sheldon Vanauken
20. Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
21. The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
22. The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori
23. Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp
24. Every Day Talk by John Younts
25. Your Family God's Way by Wayne Mack
26. Good and Angry by Scott Turansky
27. The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
28. Attitudes of a Transformed Heart by Martha Peace
29. A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George
30. Your Home, a Place of Grace by Susan Hunt
31. Blue Like Jazz* by Donald Miller
32. Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes
33. For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn 1.14.11
34. What We Eat When We Eat Alone by Deborah Madison

*Books I am already reading, or want to re-read


  1. Laurel, Thanks for the great list. I am working on mine still and look forward to finishing it in the next couple of days. BTW, I may steal a couple of your ideas!

  2. I've read twenty of your thirty-four, and out of those, one of the best was John Adams. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence is a classic I come back to frequently. Good list!

  3. Anonymous9:11 PM

    I keep the Shaunti Feldman book as an occasional kick-in-the-pants motivator : )

    I also really enjoyed the Eric Brende book when it first came out, then realized last year on a CSA visit that our food was coming from the undisclosed "Minimite" community described in the book. That was pretty fun!


  4. Great list! I hope you make it all the way through it this year. Are the asterisks ones you've read before?

    I've read Better Off, Last Child in the Woods (liked both), and parts of the Charlotte Mason series, Age of Opportunity, and Supper of the Lamb. Also books by others on the list, or just know that they're well worth reading. Wish I'd read more of them.

  5. Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and will put it on my list to check often as you seem to be in a similar place in life as me. I read Better Off last year and loved it. It was very informational as well as interesting. I have also read Good and Angry. It was okay- I did get a couple of good tips from it.
    Keep up the good work.

  6. let's see, i've read 1,2,3,8,9,11,13,19,27,31,32

    all good reads. Great list!

    I have a pretty long list going myself and I am enjoying each one so far.

  7. So happy to see Sheldon Vanauken's "A Severe Mercy" on your list! It was a life-changer for me ;)