Having finished two books this week, it's time to put away last year's list and begin a new one!

I read a lot of excellent books this year. The majority were borrowed from libraries or relatives; I own only seven on this list. I need to stay away from the library in 2011 and tackle some of the books waiting on my own shelf. Easier said than done because the adult paperbacks are right next to the children's section at our library where I take Allison 2-4 times each month. Such temptation!

New books read in 2010
1. An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List by Laurie Notaro
2. Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid by Lemony Snicket
3. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
4. Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
5. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
6. The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith
7. Under the Dome by Stephen King
8. How Children Fail by John Holt
9. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
10. Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
11. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
12. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
13. Natural Baby and Childcare by Lauren Feder, M.D.
14. Growing Up Psychic: From Skeptic to Believer by Michael Bodine
15. The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff
16. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
17. Death Du Jour by Kathy Reichs
18. Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
19. An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields of Human Knowledge by Richard Zacks
20. Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
21. Peter & Max: A Fables Novel by Bill Willingham
22. Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
23. Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
24. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
25. Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
26. Cross Bones by Kahty Reichs
27. Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
28. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
29. Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
30. Lost Boy by Brent W. Jeffs
31. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
32. Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
33. Seventh Son: The Tales of Alvin Maker Book One by Orson Scott Card
34. 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
35. Red Prophet: The Tales of Alvin Maker Book Two by Orson Scott Card
36. Prentice Alvin: The Tales of Alvin Maker Book Three by Orson Scott Card
37. Birthing From Within by Pam England CNM, MA & Rob Horowitz PhD
38. Something Blue by Emily Giffin
39. Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block
40. Midwives: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
41. Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
42. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
43. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
44. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
45. The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
46. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
New books read in 2009
1. Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires Book One by Rachel Caine
2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
3. The Protector's War by S M Stirling
4. Make Believe by Joanna Scott
5. Expecting to Fly: A Sixties Reckoning by Martha Tod Dudman
6. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
7. He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo
8. The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro
9. If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend by Alison Pace
10. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
11. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
12. Coloring Outside the Lines: Raising a Smarter Kid by Breaking All the Rules by Roger Schank
13. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
14. Homeschooling on a Shoe String by Melissa L. Morgan & Judith Waite Allee
15. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
16. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
17. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
18. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
19. Nina: Adolescence by Amy Hassinger
20. Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card
21. I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro
22. The Lost Boys by Craig Shaw Gardner
23. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
24. We Thought You Would Be Prettier by Laurie Notaro
25. The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
26. Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton
27. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
28. Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris
29. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
30. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
31. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
32. Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood by Laurie Notaro
33. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
34. Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman
35. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
36. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
37. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
38. Summer at Gaglow by Esther Freud
39. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
40. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
41. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
42. Cell by Stephen King
43. The Stand by Stephen King
44. Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz
45. Out-takes from a Marriage by Ann Leary
46. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
47. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
48. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
49. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
50. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
51. The Motherhood Manifesto by Joan Blades & Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
52. The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton
53. Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton
54. Different Seasons by Stephen King
55. The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton
56. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
57. Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton
58. Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
59. The Child Thief by Brom
60. Past Due: A Story of Disability, Pregnancy and Birth by Anne Finger
The School Library Journal released their list of Top 100 Picture Books for this year. I'm going to keep this list and update it with the ones we read. We've got a long way to go!

1: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (1963)
2: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (1947)
3: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1979)
4: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (1962)
5: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (2003)
6: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1941)
7: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (1955)
8: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (1939)
9: Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag (1928)
10: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems (2004)

11: The Story of Ferdinand by Monroe Leaf, ill. Robert Lawson (1936)
12: Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann (1994)
13: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948)
14: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, ill. Lane Smith (1989)
15: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (1996)
16: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (1987)
17: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (1947)
18: In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (1970)
19: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (1982)
20: George and Martha by James Marshall (1972)

21: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer (1999)
22: The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone, ill. by Mike Smollin (1971)
23: Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban (1964)
24: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, ill. Lois Ehlert (1989)
25: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (1942)
26: Corduroy by Donald Freeman (1976)
27: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1902)
28: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, ill. Ray Cruz(1972)
29: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (1969)
30: Brown, Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr., ill. Eric Carle (1967)

31: No, David by David Shannon (1998)
32: Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, ill. by Betsy Lewin (2000)
33: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett (1978)
34: Olivia by Ian Falconer (2000)
35: Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel, ill. Blair Lent (1968)
36: Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka, ill. Lane Smith (1992)
37: Eloise by Kay Thompson, ill. Hilary Knight (1955)
38: Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion, ill. by Margaret Bloy Graham (1956)
39: The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood (1984)
40: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton (1939)

41: The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, ill. Stephen Gammell (1985)
42: Curious George by H.A. Rey (1941)
43: Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991)
44: Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola (1975)
45: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (1985)
46: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt (2006)
47: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff (1985)
48: The Big Orange Splot, by Daniel Pinkwater (1977)
49: King Bidgood is in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood, ill. Don Wood (1985)
50: Black and White by David Macaulay (1990)

51: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (1981)
52: Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard, ill. James Marshall (1977)
53: The Snowman by Raymond Briggs (1978)
54: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (2001)
55: The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, ill. George & Doris Hauman (1961)
56: Frederick by Leo Lionni (1967)
57: Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, ill. Harry Bliss (2003)
58: Flotsam by David Wiesner (2006)
59: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975) by Verna Aardema, ill.Leo and Diane Dillon (1975)
60: Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months by Maurice Sendak (1962)

61: Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers (2005)
62: The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack (1933)
63: Traction Man is Here!, by Mini Grey (2005)
64: “I Can't,” Said the Ant: A Second Book of Nonsense by Polly Cameron (1961)
65: Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner (2003)
66: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (1995)
67: Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni (1959)
68: The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2006)
69: We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, ill. Helen Oxenbury (1989)
70: Miss Fanshawe and the Great Dragon Adventure by Sue Scullard (1986)

71: The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, ill by Michael Martchenko (1980)
72: The Little Brute Family by Russell Hoban, ill. Lilian Hoban (1966)
73: The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (1933) by Jean de Brunhoff
74: Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (1942)
75: Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss (1940)
76: Zoom at Sea by Tim Wynne-Jones, ill. Eric Beddows (1983)
77: The Library by Sarah Stewart, ill. David Small (1995)
78: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
79: Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, by Alice and Martin Provensen (1974)
80: The Jolly Postman: or, Other People's Letters by Janet Ahlberg (1986)

81: Possum Magic by Mem Fox, ill. Julie Vivas (1983)
82: Who Needs Donuts? by Mark Alan Stamaty (1973)
83: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (1971)
84: Chester's Way by Kevin Henkes (1988)
85: Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats (1964)
86: Yoko by Rosemary Wells (1998)
87: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (2004)
88: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (1993)
89: A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions by Ruth Krauss, ill. Maurice Sendak (1952)
90: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis (2006)

91: Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures With the Family Lazardo by William Joyce (1988)
92: Swimmy by Leo Lionni (1963)
93: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (1964)
94: The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey and Don Wood (1984)
95: The Gardener by Sarah Stewart, ill. David Small (1997)
96: The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle (1990)
97: Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, ill. Judy Horacek (2004)
98: Anatole by Eve Titus (1956)
99: Little Pea by Amy Krause Rosenthal, ill. by Jen Corace (2005)
100: Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley (1992)
101: More, More, More Said the Baby: Three Love Stories by Vera B. Williams
New books read in 2007
Crown of Stars by Kate Elliott
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
An Innocent, A Broad by Ann Leary
The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You by Dorothy Bryant
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine
Chill Factor by Rachel Caine
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Series of Unfortunate Events 13: The End by Lemony Snicket
Silent Bob Speaks: The Collected Writings of Kevin Smith
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Jaran by Kate Elliott
Windfall by Rachel Caine
Firestorm by Rachel Caine
Thin Air by Rachel Caine
Alta by Mercedes Lackey
Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey
Aerie by Mercedes Lackey
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
The Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
Real-Life Homeschooling by Rhonda Barfield
A Different Kind of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto



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