Mary Reads

I have always been a reader, and in 2018 year I got a Kindle and discovered Audible so I am reading (and listening) more than ever. Several friends have inspired me to begin also keeping track of my reading as part of my blog. While this page won’t be updated as much as the main blog, I thought it would be good to add it to keep a log of what I’ve read. Any maybe it will be neat for you to get to know me a bit better this way through what I like to read! You should know, too, that I am a member of the Well Read Mom Book Club and we read 9 or so selections each year based on a theme. The 2018-19 theme is “Year of the Contemplative” and last year was “Year of the Pilgrim.” The current year, 2019-20 is the Year of the Artist. My reading often includes books tangential to the year’s theme as I go explore similar books. Anyway,  I’ll just make a section for each year and add to it as I read things. I’m still figuring out how to make this page work so be patient and leave a comment on the blog if you wish! 🙂

Read/Listened to in 2020

January: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (audible)

January: Little Women by Lousia May Alcott (Well Read Mom Book Club selection)

January: The Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones (Audible)

February: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston read by Ruby Dee (Audible/WRM selection)

February: Lady Susan by Jane Austen (Audible)

February: The Martian by Andy Weir (Audible)

February: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, read on Audible by Nick Offerman

February: A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich

March: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (Audible)

March: A Father Who Keeps His Promises by Scott Hahn (audible)

March: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stenger (audible, WRM)

April: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (audible)

April: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (audible)

May: The Bible is a Catholic Book by Jimmy Akin (audible)

Read/Listened to in 2019

January: My Antonia by Willa Cather (audible)

January-February: Hard Times by Charles Dickens (librivox) (Well Read Mom Book Club-WRM)

March: The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton (uvula audio recording/read) (WRM)

March: The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis (WRM)

April: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (audible)

April-May: Middlemarch by George Eliot (WRM, audible)

June: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels (audible)

June: The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (audible)

June/July: Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

July: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (audible)

July: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

August: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

August: Wit by Margaret Edson (Well Read Mom)

August-September: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, read on Audible by Richard Armitage

September: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (Audible)

September: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (read it in paperback!)

September: Absent in the Spring by Agatha Christie (read it in paperback!)

October: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, listened on Librivox for WRM

October: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (Audible)

October: A Grown Up Guide to Dinosaurs (Audible)

November: Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle (Audible)

November: Tales from the Perilous Realm by JRR Tolkien (WRM)

November: A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle (Audible) This was one of my very favorite books as a young teen. It was an interesting re-read.

November: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

November: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

December: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen (WRM)

December: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (audible)

December: Tears of the Giraffe (Ladies Detective Agency book 2) by Alexander McCall Smith (audible)

Read/Listened to in 2018

December: Kristen Lavransdatter (audio) by Sigrid Undset

November: Short Stories by Truman Capote: A Christmas Memory and Thanksgiving Visitor (WRM)

November: Pride and Prejudice (audio) by Jane Austen

November: Sense and Sensibility (audio) by Jane Austen

October: The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

October: My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok (WRM)

September: An American Childhood by Annie Dillard (WRM)

September: Sherlock Holmes Rediscovered Railway Mysteries (audio) (because it is read by Benedict Cumberbatch!)

August: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (audio) by Mark Twain (read by Nick Offerman)

July: The Name of the Rose (audio) by Umberto Eco

July: Atticus: A Novel by Ron Hansen

July: Lonesome Dove (audio) by Larry McMurtry

July: True Grit by Charles Portis

June-July These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner (Stitching connection: Was recommended by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks. She made a sampler in honor of the book. She is also from Arizona.)

June: One Beautiful Dream by Jennifer Fulwiler

June: Peace Live a River by Leif Enger

June: The Confessions of X by Suzanne M. Wolfe

May-June: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

May-June: Les Miserables (read/listened on librivox) by Victor Hugo (my first time to read the WHOLE thing!) (WRM)

April: Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns (WRM)

February-March: Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O’Brien (WRM)

January: In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden

January finished: Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge