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 based on a theme. The 2018-19 theme is “Year of the Contemplative” and last year was “Year of the Pilgrim.” My reading often includes books tangential to the year’s theme as I go explore like 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 2019

January: My Antonia by Willa Cather (audible)

January-February: Hard Times by Charles Dickins (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)

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