Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mama Squirrel's Reading List, first half of 2012

Just the stuff I've finished (besides school books with Dollygirl), so that I can clean out our overstuffed sidebar.

Favourite Five I hadn't read before:

The Mind of the Maker, by Dorothy L. Sayers §
On the Art of Writing, by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch §
Crossing Unmarked Snow: Further Views on the Writer's Vocation, by William Stafford §
The Big What Now Book of Learning Styles, by Carol Barnier (Recommended!) §
Our Man in Havana, by Graham Greene §

On books and writing:
Howard's End is on the Landing, by Susan Hill §
The Art of Fiction, by John Gardner (R) §
Q's Legacy, by Helene Hanff §
84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff (R) §
Bookless in Baghdad, by Shashi Tharoor §

Crafts, frugality, and homemaking:
Mothers and Daughters at Home: 35 Projects to Make, by Charlotte Lyons (R) §
Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You about Diet, Thrift and Going Green, by Patricia Nicol §
1/2 Price Living, by Ellie Kay (R) §
Your Money or Your Life, by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin §
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, by Peter Walsh §
The Tightwad Gazette Volume 3 (R) §


The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child, by John Mighton (R) §

Mysteries and Romance (yes, I've read too many already this year)

Rumpole and the Age of Miracles, by John Mortimer §
Rumpole and the Golden Thread, by John Mortimer §
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders, by John Mortimer §
Dumb Witness, by Agatha Christie §
Remembered Death, by Agatha Christie §
The ABC Murders, by Agatha Christie §
The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie §
An Expert in Murder, by Nicola Upson (not recommended) §
The House of Silk, by Anthony Horowitz (Sherlock Holmes, but not for weak stomachs) §
The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy L. Sayers §
Strong Poison, by Dorothy L. Sayers §
Busman's Honeymoon, by Dorothy L. Sayers (R) §
The Complete Stories, by Dorothy L. Sayers §
The Enchanted Barn, by Grace Livingston Hill §
The Search, by Grace Livingston Hill §
Cloudy Jewel, by Grace Livingston Hill §
Crimson Mountain, by Grace Livingston Hill §
Where Two Ways Met, by Grace Livingston Hill §

All the rest:

Sesame and Lilies, by John Ruskin (R)
The Ringmaster's Daughter, by Jostein Gaarder § (strong adult content) §
J.B., by Archibald MacLeish §
On the Beach, by Nevil Shute (R) §
Parts of Pilgrim's Progress (RRR)
Lorna Doone (abridged), by R.D. Blackmore §
Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery §
Emily of New Moon (R) §
In the Company of Others, by Jan Karon §
Things as They Are, by Paul Horgan (adult content) §
Your God is Too Small, by J.B. Phillips §
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What it Was, by Barbara Sher §
QuickBooks 2011 for Dummies §

1 comment:

Nancy Kelly said...

Nice list! I enjoyed Howard's End is on the Landing last year. I found the Roald Dahl encounters very interesting.

I need to try more Quiller-Couch, too. Thanks for linking to this!

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