books I have read

{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
  4. The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Speare {out loud with our kids as part of our homeschool curriculum}


{want to finish in 2017
  1. The Nursing Mother's Companion 
  2. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
  3. Sleeping With Your Child
  4. Diet for a New America
  5. The Gift of Giving Life {second time reading it, much of it when I was pregnant with #4}
  6. 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.]
  7. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
  8. 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)
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