Books of 2017

Books of 2017

Total Completed Readings: 78

Uncompleted Readings: 5

January:

(9 books)

Anne of Avonlea, by L. M. Montgomery (5 stars) Audio book on Librivox, read by Karen Savage [reread]

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (5 stars) [reread]

Persuasion, by Jane Austen (3 stars) Audiobook on Librivox, read by Karen Savage [reread]

The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander (3.5 stars) [reread]

The Black Cauldron, by Lloyd Alexander (4 stars) [reread]

Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George (3 stars)

Prince Caspian, by C. S. Lewis (4 stars) Audio book read by Lynn Redgave [reread]

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly (4 stars)

Peak, by Ronald Smith (3 stars)

February:

(6 books)

The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis (3.5 stars)

The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkein (4.5 stars) Audiobook read by Rob Inglis [reread]

Starflower, by Anne Elizabeth Stengl (4 stars)

The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald (3.5 stars) [reread]

Above, by Roland Smith (3 stars)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (3.5 stars)

March:

(5 books)

Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones (4 stars) [reread]

The Moving Finger, by Agatha Christie (3.5 stars)

Enchanted, by Alethea Kontis (3.5 stars)

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens (4.5 stars) Audible Book, read by Simon Pebble [reread]

Wonder, by Raquel J. Palacio (3.5 stars)

April:

(3 books)

At the Back of the North Wind, by George MacDonald (2.5 stars) A Librivox Audiobook, read by mlcui

Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel, by Kimberly Willis Holt (3.5 stars)

The Murder at the Vicarage, A Miss Marple Mystery, by Agatha Christie (3.5 stars)

May:

(5 books)

The Awakening of Miss Prim, by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera (5 stars)

Freddy and Mr. Camphor, a Freddy the Pig book, by Walter R. Brooks (4 stars), A Recorded Books Audio, read by John McDonough [reread]

Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey (4 stars), A Recorded Books Audio, read by John McDonough [reread]

Curtsies and Conspiracies, a Finishing School book, by Gail Carriger (0 stars)

Emily of New Moon, by L. M. Montgomery (3 stars) [reread]

June:

(7 books)

Dandelion Fire, A One Hundred Cupboards book, by N. D. Wilson (5 stars), Listening Library Audio, read by Russel Horton [reread]

The Chestnut Kind, A One Hundred Cupboards book, by N. D. Wilson (5 stars), Listening Library Audio, read by Russel Horton [reread]

Nemesis, A Miss Marple Mystery, by Agatha Christie (3 stars)

Cards on the Table, A Hercule Poirot Mystery, by Agatha Christie (3 stars)

The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton (4 stars), An Audible Book, read by Elizabeth Klett

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, A Hercule Poirot Mystery, by Agatha Christie (4 stars)

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead, A Hercule Poirot Mystery, by Agatha Christie (4 stars)

July:

(2 books)

Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle, by N. D. Wilson (5 stars)

Very Good, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse (4 stars)

August:

(8 books)

Thick As Thieves, by Megan Whaler Turner (3 stars)

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate (3.5 stars)

Gossamer, by Lois Lowry (4 stars)

The Great Treehouse War, by Lisa Graff (no stars)

Fish in Tree, by Lynda Mullay Hunt (4 stars)

Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine (4 stars)

The Selection, by Kiera Cass (2.5 stars)

The Elite, by Kiera Cass (2 stars)

September:

(10 books)

The One, by Kiera Cass (1 star)

Meet a Stranger, Say Goodbye, by Lois Lowry  (2.5 stars)

Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens [reread] (4.5 stars) A Librivox recording read by Mil Nicholson

Up a Road Slowly, by Irene Hunt (4.5 stars)

Kenny & the Dragon, by Tony DiTerlizzi (3 stars)

Spindle’s End, by Robin Mckinley (3 stars) 

Damsel in Distress, by P. G. Wodehouse, A Librivox Recording read by Various Volunteers (4.5 stars)

Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard (2 stars)

Glass Sword, by Victoria Aveyard (1 star)

Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens[reread] (4.5 stars) A Librivox recording read by Mil Nicholson

October:

(0 books)

November:

(1 book)

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt (4 stars)

December:

(4 books)

Emma, by Jane Austen[reread] A Librivox recording, read by Elizabeth Klett (4 stars)

84, Charring Cross Road, by Helen Hanff (4 stars)

Caddie Woodlawn’s Family, by Carol Ryrie Brink (3 stars)

Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen[reread] A Librivox recording, read by Karen Savage (4 stars)

Currently Reading:

(5 books)

Truman, by David McCullough

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand

The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, A Librivox Recording read by Bob Neufeld

The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton, A Librivox Recording read by Elizabeth Klett

School Reading:

18 selections

The Dream of the Rood, anonymous

Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney

Sir Gwaine and the Green Knight, translated by Simon Armitage

The Death of Arthur, from Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory

Paradise Lost, by John Milton

The White Heron, by Sarah Orne Jewett

Desiree’s Baby, by Kate Chopin

The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Open Boat, by Stephen Crane

The Man Who was Almost a Man, by Richard Wright

Trifles, by Susan Glaspell

Neighbor Rosicky, by Willa Cather

Howl, by Allen Ginsberg

Good Country People, by Flannery O’Conner

The Snows of Kilmanjaro, E. Hemingway

Babylon Revisited, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Recitatif, by Toni Morrison

A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams