Saturday, December 31, 2016

Books Read in 2016


Reading Stats for 2016 - The total amount of books I read was 104. 66 were fiction and 38 were non-fiction. Out of these books 17 were audio books. Bible reading is also a part of every day reading and I read through the book of Proverbs quite a few times this year along with a chapter of the Old Testament with my kids each school day. I finished the year with an Advent Reading plan that I found on my OliveTree Bible App.


  • Across the River - Alice Taylor
  • The Bachelor's Girl Guide to Murder - Rachel McMillan
  • Be Still My Soul - Joanne Bischof
  • The Bronte Plot - Katherine Reay
  • The Complete Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
  • Curricle and Chase - Lizzy Church
  • A Damsel in Distress - P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey*
  • Dear Mr. Knightly - Katherine Reay
  • The Demon in the House - Angela Thirkill
  • Emma: A Modern Retelling - Alexander McCall Smith
  • Frederica - Georgette Heyer*
  • Friendly Gables - Hilda van Stockum
  • Gerald and Elizabeth - D.L. Stevenson
  • The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer*
  • High Rising - Angela Thirkell*
  • Hero on a Bicycle - Shirley Hughes
  • The House of the Deer - D.L. Stevenson*
  • The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien*
  • The Horse and His Boy - C.S. Lewis*
  • How to Catch a Prince - Rachel Hauck
  • Inklings - Melanie M. Jeschke
  • Irish Meadows - Susan Anne Mason
  • Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott*
  • Journey Into Christmas and Other Stories - Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • Laddie: A True Blue Story - Gene Stratton Porter
  • A Lantern in Her Hand - Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis*
  • Lizzie and Jane - Katherine Reay
  • Love's Faithful Promise - Susan Anne Mason
  • Middlemarch - George Eliot*
  • Miss Dimple Disappears - Mignon F. Ballard
  • Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble - Mignon F. Ballard
  • Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause - Mignon F. Ballard
  • Miss Dimple Suspects - Mignon F. Ballard
  • Miss Julia Inherits a Mess - Ann B. Ross
  • Miss Julia Lays Down the Law - Ann B. Ross
  • The Most of P.G. Wodehouse - P. G. Wodehouse
  • Mrs. Time Carries On - D.L. Stevenson
  • Mrs. Tim Flies Home - D.L. Stevenson
  • Mrs. Tim Gets a Job - D.L. Stevenson
  • North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell*
  • Once Upon a Prince - Rachel Hauck
  • Penrod Jashber - Booth Tarkington
  • The Precious One - Marisa de los Santos
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen*
  • Prince Caspian - C.S. Lewis*
  • Princess Ever After - Rachel Hauck
  • The Rim of the Prairie - Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • The Rosemary Tree - Elizabeth Goudge
  • Sarah's Cottage - D.E. Stevenson
  • Secret's of a Charmed Life - Susan Meissner
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death - James Runcie
  • Sidney Chambers and the Peril's of the Night - James Runcie
  • Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil - James Runcie
  • The Secret Keepers - Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Silver Chair - C.S. Lewis*
  • The Silver Chalice - Thomas B. Costain
  • The Story Girl - L.M. Montgomery
  • Trent's Last Case - E.C. Bentley*
  • Venetia - Georgette Heyer*
  • Vinegar Girl - Anne Tyler
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis*
  • Wild Strawberries - Angela Thirkill
  • The Woman of the House - Alice Taylor
  • A Worthy Heart - Susan Anne Mason

Non-Fiction: 38

  • The 2 Degree Difference - John Trent
  • 10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know - Annie Chapman
  • Applesauce Needs Sugar - Victoria Case
  • Batting Rocks Over the Barn - Lawn Griffiths
  • Boundaries with Teens - John Townsend
  • Call the Nurse - Mary J. Macleod
  • Caught Up in a Story - Sarah Clarkson
  • Chicken Every Sunday - Rosemary Taylor
  • Christians and Strongholds - Kim Haney
  • Country Days - Alice Taylor*
  • Design Your Day - Clare Diaz-Ortiz
  • Do More Better - Tim Challis
  • Finding Your Purpose As a Mom - Donna Otto
  • Fit to Burst - Rachel Jankovic
  • Gates & Fences - Lori Wagner
  • Glimpses of Grace - Gloria Furman
  • Hand Free Life - Rachel Macy Stafford
  • A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War - Joseph Laconte
  • Hoodwinked - Karen Ehman
  • Hope for the Heart of the Homeschool Mom - Jemerril Stewart
  • In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson
  • Letter to Our Next Generation - Lane Cohee
  • The Life-Giving Home by Sally Clarkson
  • The Life-Giving Home Experience - Sally Clarkson
  • The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap - Wendy Welch
  • The Magna Charta - James Daugherty
  • Mere Motherhood - Cindy Rollins
  • The Reader's Odyssey - Dena Luchsinger
  • Real Learning - Elizabeth Foss
  • The Renewing of the Mind Project - Barb Raveling
  • Richard Halliburton's Complete Book of Marvels - Richard Halliburton
  • The Royal Road to Romance - Richard Halliburton
  • Stories from Old Squires Farm - C.A. Stephens
  • Streams in the Desert - L.B. Cowman
  • Things We Couldn't Say - Diet Eman
  • To Love Honor and Vacuum - Sheila Wray Gregoire
  • Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions - George Barna
  • When Books Went to War - Molly Guptill Manning

Thursday, December 29, 2016

What's On Your Nightstand - December

What's On Your Nightstand

December was an okay reading month, though I don't think I read anything really deep. This year I didn't make a list of books I wanted to read and have felt quite lost. I plan to change that this year. For January I keeping my nightstand light since my parents are coming for a visit.

For January:

From November's Nightstand I read:

  • The 2 Degree Difference: How Little Things Can Change Everything by John Trent - The first part is told in a story form and then the last part goes through the changes the character in the story goes through and how we can apply small changes to things in our lives. An encouraging read.
  • Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner - I came across this book in the bookstore I manage and it looked interesting. This ended up being such a good story about a young woman who survives the Blitz in London. It was hard to put down. Highly recommended!
I chose not to read:
  • Villette by Charlotte Bronte - This is the second month I didn't read this book. I bought the audio book of Villette and heard that a book club that I would love to attend is reading Middlemarch for the January meeting. So I veered off and have been listening to that instead hoping that I can finally make it to a book club meeting and if I don't--well, I won't be too sad since I really enjoy Middlemarch.
 I also read:
  • Emma: A Modern Tale by Alexander McCall Smith - Well, this book was a flop. This is my second modern retelling I've read and both were not worth it at all. Read the originals.
  • Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause by Mignon F. Ballard - Cozy mysteries--nothing profound but still enjoyable reads.
  • Miss Dimple Suspects by Mignon F. Ballard - Ditto above
  • Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle by Mary J. MacLeod - This memoir falls in the category of memoirs that I enjoy. Ones that tell stories of the people and the place where they live. Very enjoyable read.
  • Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman - I have been reading this devotional on and off (more off than on) for over a period of at least five years but had never completely finished it. Earlier this year I uncovered it in my closet and determined to get it all read. This is an excellent devotional and probably on that I'll keep reading on and off for years.
 See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.


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