Friday, December 13, 2019

Mama Squirrel's List of Books Read in 2019

It has been an interesting year, and the books seemed to go in chunks. There were several books I really wanted to read but didn't have time or opportunity for, so they're going on next year's list.

As always, just because I read it doesn't mean I recommend it!

Maybe the book that influenced me the most this year

McKeown, Greg
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

A novel about researchers that unexpectedly helped me get through a course about research

Willis, Connie

Better in hardcover:

Karon, Jan
Patches of Godlight: Father Tim's Favorite Quotes

A book I was coerced into reading

Young, William Paul
The Shack

Another book I read quickly but didn't like as much as I wanted to

Magsamen, Sandra
Living Artfully: Create the Life You Imagine

Things I read for Adult Education and related term papers

Garvin, David A.
Learning in Action: A Guide to Putting the Learning Organization to Work

Gostick, Adrian
The Best Team Wins: The New Science of High Performance

Illeris, Knud
The Fundamentals of Workplace Learning: Understanding How People Learn in Working Life

Merriam, Sharan B.
Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation

Prior, Karen Swallow
On Reading Well

Raelin, Joseph A.
Work-Based Learning

Wolf, Maryanne
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Things I read for Charlotte Mason-related pursuits

Kingsley, Charles
Madam How and Lady Why (re-read)

Mason, Charlotte M.
Formation of Character (Original Homeschooling #5) (re-read)

Mason, Charlotte M.
Parents and Children (Original Homeschooling #2) (re-read)

Salloum, J E
Our World-God's Visible Language: Visible Creation as Testimony to an Invisible Creator

Poetry and Kindred Thoughtfulness

Berry, Wendell
Our Only World: Ten Essays

Bestvater, Laurie
Studying to be Quiet: One Hundred Days of Keeping

Buechner, Frederick
A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory

Buechner, Frederick
Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation

Buechner, Frederick
Telling Secrets

Rumer Godden (translator), Carmen Bernos De Gasztold
Prayers from the Ark (re-read)

Guite, Malcolm
After Prayer: New sonnets and other poems

How to suddenly move and have to rethink your space

Bauwens, Liz
Country in the City: Relaxed Style for Modern Living

Becker, Joshua
The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life

Boyle, Erin
Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More (re-read)

Florke, Randy
Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.: Create a Beautiful Home

Michaels, Melissa
Love the Home You Have

Mitchell, Ryan
Tiny House Living: Ideas for Building & Living Well in Less than 400 Square Feet

Postel-Vinay, Danielle
Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home

Smith, Myquillyn
Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

White, Dana K.
Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff (re-read)

White, Dana K.
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets

How to kill time in the midst of moving

Maffini, Mary Jane
Organize Your Corpses (A Charlotte Adams Mystery, #1)

Maffini, Mary Jane
The Cluttered Corpse (A Charlotte Adams Mystery #2)

Maffini, Mary Jane
Death Loves a Messy Desk (A Charlotte Adams Mystery #3)

Maffini, Mary Jane
Closet Confidential (A Charlotte Adams Mystery #4) (re-read)

Maffini, Mary Jane
The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder (A Charlotte Adams Mystery #5)

Books about money, clothes, and sustainability stuff

Button, Tara
A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for Life

Heti, Sheila
Women in Clothes

Imhoff, Daniel
Paper or Plastic

Jackson, Carole
Color Me Beautiful: Discover Your Natural Beauty Through the Colors That Make You Look Great and Feel Fabulous! (old book, re-read)

Linett, Andrea
The Cool Factor: A Guide to Achieving Effortless Style, with Secrets from the Women Who Have It

Long, Charles K.
How to Survive Without a Salary: Living the Conserver Lifestyle (old book, re-read)

McCallum, Will
How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Rees, Anuschka
Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide to Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World

Simpson, Lee
My Year of Buying Nothing

Soukup, Ruth
Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind and Soul

White, Betz
Sewing Green: Projects and Ideas for Stitching with Organic, Repurposed, and Recycled Fabrics

Miscellaneous fiction

Aldrich, Bess Streeter
Miss Bishop

Alexander, Lloyd
The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha

Christie, Agatha
They Do It with Mirrors (Miss Marple, #6) (re-read)

Goudge, Elizabeth
Pilgrim's Inn (Eliots of Damerosehay, #2) (re-read)

Goudge, Elizabeth
The Scent of Water

Goudge, Elizabeth
The Sister of the Angels

Graham, Winston
Ross Poldark (Poldark #1)

Grimes, Martha
The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, #2) (I think this was a re-read. I read several from this series back in the 1990's, but I'm not sure which ones.)

Grimes, Martha
The Anodyne Necklace (Richard Jury, #3)

Grimes, Martha
The Dirty Duck (Richard Jury, #4)

Hill, Grace Livingston
Not Under the Law (re-read)

Karon, Jan
Home to Holly Springs (Mitford Years, #10) (re-read)

Karon, Jan
To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years, #14) (re-read)

Penny, Louise
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)

A Miscellany

Brandeis, Madeline
Little Anne of Canada

Michael, Chester P.
Prayer and Temperament

Newport, Cal
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Westley, Frances R.
Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed

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