1. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
3. The Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron
4. Gale Force by Rachel Caine
5. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
6. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
7. Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey
8. Magic's Promise by Mercedes Lackey
9. Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs
10. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

11. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
12. Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
13. Magic's Price by Mercedes Lackey
14. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
15. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
16.  The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
17. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
18. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
19. The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
20. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

21. 100 Cuboards by N.D. Wilson
22. The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
23. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
24. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
25. How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
26. The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
27. The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
28. How To Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell
29. The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting by Bunmi Laditan
30. How to Speak Dragonese by Cressida Cowell

31. The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
32. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
33. The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket
34. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
35. Tale of Sand by Jim Henson
36. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
37. How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse by Cressida Cowell
38. Those Left Behind (Serenity #1) by Joss Whedon
39. The Lost Boy by Ruth Greg
40. Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

41. Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
42. The Unschooling Unmanual by Nanda Van Gestel
43. Preludes and Nocturnes by by Neil Gaiman
44. The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
45. Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
46. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Volume 1 by Katie Cook
47. The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
48. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
49. Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
50. Stormy, Misty's Foal by Marguerite Henry

51. The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
52. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
53. The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman
54. Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
55. The Child Thief by Brom
56. The End by Lemony Snicket
57. Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs
58. Sees Behind Trees by Michael Dorris
59. Children of the Long house by Joseph Bruchac
60. Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper

61. Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
62. A Game by Neil Gaiman
63. Fables & Reflections by Neil Gaiman
64. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
65. Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman
66. Holes by Louis Sachar
67. Worlds' End by Neil Gaiman
68. Pedro's Journal by Pam Conrad
69. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
70. The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman

71. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
72. The Wake by Neil Gaiman
73. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
74. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DeCamillo
New books read in 2014
1. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
2. Roots by Alex Haley
3. Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
4. After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris
5. The Accidental Keyhand by Jennifer Swann Downey
6. Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture by Shannon Hayes
7. The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley
8. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
9. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

11. The Children of Men by P.D. James
12. Dirty Little Secrets From Otherwise Perfect Moms by Trisha Ashworth
13. Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irrevernt Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary by Jill Smokler
14. When Did I Get Like This? by Amy Wilson
15. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
16. Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom by Kristin van Ogtrop
17. The Step-Parent's Survival Guide: Positive Advice for Achieving a Successful Step-Family by Hilary Boyd
18. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
19. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
20. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

21. Peter & the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
22. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
23. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
24. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Re-read in 2014:
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
New books read in 2013
1. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
2. White Horses by Alice Hoffman
3. Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon
4. Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths by various authors (Usborne book)
5. Sabriel by Garth Nix
6. Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey
7. Any Place I Hang My Hat by Susan Isaacs
8. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
9. Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
10. The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling by Quinn Cummings

11. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
12. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
13. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
14. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
15. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe
16. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
17. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
18. Howliday Inn by James Howe
19. The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
20. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riodan

21. Bunnicula Strikes Again! by James Howe
22. The Last Olympian by Rick Riodan
23. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
24. At Risk by Alice Hoffman
25. Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs
26. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
27. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
28. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
29. Nutureshock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
30. Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts

31.World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
32. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
33. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
34. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
35. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
36. Breathless by Anne Sward
37. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
38. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
39. Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
40. Winter Birds: A Novel by Jim Grimsley

41. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
42. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
43. The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling by Barbara Frank
New books read in 2012
1. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
2. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
6. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
7. The Homeschooling Book of Answers by Linda Dobson
8. I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers by Tim Madigan
9. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
10. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
11. Return to Labyrinth v.3 by Jake T. Forbes
12. Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg
13. Selected Poems by T. S. Eliot
14. Favorite Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
15. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
16. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
17. I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali
18. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
19. Genius Loci by Alison Hawthorne Deming
20. Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
21. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
22. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
23. Learning All the Time by John Holt
24. Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
25. Skinny: A Novel by Diana Spechler
26. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
27. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
28. The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
29. Embroderies by Marjane Satrapi
30. The Internet is a Playground by David Thorne
31. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
32. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
33. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
34. Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better by John Holt

Books reread in 2012:
1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
2. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
3. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
4. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
5. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
6. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
7. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
8. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
9. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
New books read in 2011
1. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
2. The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf
3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
5. Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar Edited by Mercedes Lackey
6. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
7. The Kids are All Right by Diana Welch, Amanda Welch, Liz Welch & Dan Welch
8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
9. Container Gardening for the Midwest by William Aldrich
10. Intrigues: Book Two of the Collegium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey
11. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
12. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
13. Annabel by Kathleen Winter
14. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
15. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
16. The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian
17. Room by Emma Donoghue
18. Who Loves You Best by Tess Stimson
19. Anywhere But Here by  Mona Simpson
20. Shadow Baby by Alison McGhee
21. The Liars' Club by Mary Karr
22. This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
23. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
24. Shit My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
25. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
26. Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
27. A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
28. Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
29. A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
30. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

Owned: 13
Library: 11
Family: 6
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
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That I read a lot. ;)

They would conclude that I like fiction, fantasy, and poetry and that I have kids and am a homeschooler.
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
I read 50 new books this year. My brain is tired.

The List )

Only a few kids' books this year, much less than last year. I read poetry, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction - all over the board. I received 8 books as gifts last week: the first four books in Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series, plus three homeschooling books and one about infant and childhood development. I still have a pile of books from my most favoritest website ever (, plus the half dozen or so my sister loaned me. And! One library book to finish.

I think I will aim for 50 again next year. Anyone with me?
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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