books I have read

{2018}
    1. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
      {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}
    2. Luther the Leader - Virgil Robinson
      {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}
    3. The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt by Day - Scott O’Dell
      {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}
    4. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
      {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}
    5. The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros {Second (?) time. Read for my high school English class. Done on May 22.}
    {want to finish } 
    1. Our Heritage
    2. The Book of Mormon again
    3. Dissolving Illusions
    4. If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard {Second time reading it but maybe the first time was before 2006} 
    5. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
    6. Mad Cowboy 
    7. The Child Whisperer
    8. Diet for a New America
    9. The Gift of Giving Life {Second time reading it, much of it when I was pregnant with #4. but it has disappeared!}
    10. Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11 - Bonnie McEneaney [I must have had to return it before finishing even though I loved it, then forgot about it because of everything we had going on. My mom had checked it out for me with her card.]
    11. Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health - Toni Weschler 
    ~

    2006
    {These are a few that I know I read, because I was pregnant for the first time. And I joined a book club.}


    1. The Birth Book - William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.
    2. Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood - Naomi Wolf
    3. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

    2007
    {the year I started keeping track}

    1. The Enoch Letters - Neal A. Maxwell
    2. Nothing Is Impossible - Christopher Reeve
    3. Still Me - Christopher Reeve
    4. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
    5. The Pearl - John Steinbeck
    6. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
    7. Following Christ - Stephen E. Robinson
    8. The Mansion - Henry van Dyke


    2008
    1. Fireflies: A Winter's Tale - Alice Hoffman
    2. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
    3. No Doubt About It - Sheri Dew
    4. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell
    5. Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
    6. Charms for the Easy Life - Kaye Gibbons
    7. Babyhood - Paul Reiser
    8. The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale
    9. Our Search for Happiness - M. Russell Ballard
    10. Follow the River - James Alexander Thom
    11. Finding God at BYU - compilation
    12. Believing Christ - Stephen E. Robinson
    13. The Christmas Box - Richard Paul Evans


     2009
    1. Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices - John Allen
    2. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
    3. Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers - Patrick Kavanaugh
    4. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth - Henci Goer
    5. The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
    6. Blessed are the Children - quotes/illustrations, published by Covenant
    7. A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    8. Giving Birth: A Journey into the World of Mothers and Midwives - Catherine Taylor
    9. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    10. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
    11. Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born - Tina Cassidy
    12. Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally, Revised Edition - Janet Balaskas
    13. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
    14. The Garden Tomb - Andrew C. Skinner
    15. Ere His Floods of Anger Flow - John Harmer
    16. Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, inspired by Thomas Paine

     

    2010

    1. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
    2. Wildwood Dancing - Juliet Marillier
    3. Anthem - Ayn Rand {third time but first time on audio}
    4. First Comes Love - Douglas E. Brinley, Ph.D. and Mark D. Ogletree, Ph.D. {audio, second time}
    5. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
    6. NurtureShock - Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman  {audio}
    7. Life Is Friends - Jeanne Martinet  {audio}
    8. How Good Do We Have to Be?: A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness - Harold S. Kushner
    9. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
    10. Marley and Me - John Grogan  {audio}
    11. Then Comes Marriage - Douglas E. Brinley, Ph.D. and Mark D. Ogletree, Ph.D.
    12. Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter - Melissa G. Moore with M. Brigett Cook
    13. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
    14. The Shack - William Paul Young
    15. The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
    16. The Wednesday Letters - Jason F. Wright
    17. How to Be an Extraordinary Missionary - John Bytheway
    18. Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes  {audio}
    19. Princess Academy - Shannon Hale
    20. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
    21. James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl {with our daughter at bedtime}


    2011

    1. Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss - Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
    2. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain - Oliver Sacks
    3. Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl 
    4. Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli
    5. Stand a Little Taller - Gordon B. Hinckley
    6. I Believe - Lowell L. Bennion
    7. The Doctor's Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin - Katie Rodan, M.D., and Kathy Fields, M.D.
    8. Talking to Your Kids About Sex: From Toddlers to Preteens - Lauri Berkenkamp and Steven C. Atkins, Psy. D
    9. Walk Tall, You're A Daughter of God - Jamie Glenn
    10. Organic Baby: Simple Steps for Healthy Living - Kimberly Rider 
    11. Four Essays on Love - Truman Madsen
    12. Gift from the Sea - Anne Morrow Lindbergh 
    13. Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife - Peggy Vincent
    14. The Help - Kathryn Stockett 
    15. Eat Right America Nutritarian Handbook - Joel Fuhrman, M.D. 
    16. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin 
    17. Bonding Before Birth - John W. Harris, Ph.D. 
    18. The Screwtape Letters - C. S. Lewis
    19. The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
    20. Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta - Ina May Gaskin
    21. Matchless - Gregory Maguire 
      
    2012
    1. Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation - Pam England and Rob Horowitz
    2. One Tattered Angel - Blaine M. Yorgason
    3. Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society
    4. Emma - Jane Austen
    5. Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right - Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
    6. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak {second time but first time on audio}
    7. The Family Manager's Everyday Survival Guide - Kathy Peel
    8. Running With Angels: The Inspiring Journey of a Woman Who Turned Personal Tragedy into Triumph Over Obesity - Pamela H. Hansen
    9. Receiving Answers to Our Prayers - Gene R. Cook
    10. The Red Tent - Anita Diamant 
    11. The Discovery of Joy - Richard Eyre
    12. Super Immunity - Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
    13. Fireflies: A Winter's Tale - Alice Hoffman {with our daughters at bedtime, and it's almost as short as The Mansion, but I'll count both anyway} 
    14. The Mansion - Henry van Dyke
    15. The Christmas Box - Richard Paul Evans
    16. Timepiece - Richard Paul Evans


    2013
    1. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    2. The Letter - Richard Paul Evans
    3. The Broken Heart: Applying the Atonement to Life's Experiences - Bruce C. Hafen
    4. My Father's Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett, illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett {with our kids at bedtime}
    5. The China Study - T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II
    6. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    7. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach

     2014
    1. Why I Love Chiropractic - Aaron D. Lewis
    2. I'll Be Home for Christmas: True Stories for the Season -  various authors
    3. Current Controversies: Vaccines - various authors
    4. Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective - Jane Birch
    5. Heaven Is Here - Stephanie Nielson
    6. The Faith of a Scientist [preface dated 1969] - Dr. Henry Eyring
    7. How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby: The Method Best Supported by Scientific Evidence - Landrum B. Shettles, M.D., Ph.D., and David M. Rorvik
    8. Christmas Jars - Jason F. Wright
    9. The Gift of Giving Life
     2015
    1. The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Hearts and Homes - James L. Ferrell
    2. Healing Is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnesses - Neil Nathan, MD
    3. A Natural Woman: A Memoir - Carole King {audio
    4. Fasting -- and Eating -- for Health - Joel Fuhrman, M.D. 
    5. The Migraine Miracle: A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good - Josh Turknett MD [I think a lot of his nutrition information is wrong, not good for long-term health even though he doesn't get migraines anymore.]
    6. Walt Disney: Drawn from Imagination - Bill Scollon [First Girl read it before I did]
       
     2016
    1. Life Unto Life: Fetal Growth and Development [31 pages] - Jamie Eloise Bolane; illustrated by Paul Facklam
    2. Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}
    3. The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. selected by Coretta Scott King [102 pages]
    4. Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience - Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein, Jacques Moritz
    5. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (this time it took me a little over a year)
    6. Bambi: A Life in the Woods - Felix Salten
      {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum} 
    7.  See What You Read: Mother and New Baby Care booklet
    8.  The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care: A Guide for Postpartum Doulas and Caregivers - Salle Webber
    9. The Attachment Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide to Bonding with Your Baby (2014) by Tracy Wilson Peters and Laurel Wilson
    10. The Belly Mapping Workbook: How Kicks and Wiggles Reveal Your Baby's Position - Gail Tully
    11. The Comedy of Errors - William Shakespeare {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}
    12.  Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    13. Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices - John Allen {second time reading it}
    14.  The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (using the @bofm365 schedule)
      2017
      1. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
      2. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare   {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum} 
      3. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (4th edition) - Penny Simkin, PT; Janet Whalley, RN, IBCLC; Ann Keppler, RN, MN; Janelle Durham, MSW, ICCE, LCCE; and April Bolding, PT,DPT,CCE,CD
      4. The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Speare   {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}
      5. Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts On Kindness - George Saunders  {this is his convocation speech at Syracuse University that was made into a book}
      6. Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping - James J McKenna, Ph.D. 
      7. The Door in the Wall - Marguerite De Angeli   {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}
      8. The Nursing Mother's Companion (7th edition) -  Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS
      9. Amelia Bedelia Means Business - Herman Parish
      10. Amelia Bedelia Unleashed - Herman Parish
      11. Reflections from a Broken Mirror: Spiritual Values I Learned as an LDS Child of Divorce - Deborah Eldredge Milne
      12. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      13. More than Miracles: Extraordinary Stories from 17 Miracles - T. C. Christensen and Jolene S. Allphin 
       
       
       

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