Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Mama Squirrel's Reading List: Books Read in 2021

These are the titles that Goodreads says I read to the end this year. A number of them, especially the mysteries and other fiction, were rereads. There are also books that I haven't officially completed...they'll have to go on next year's list.

As always, just because a book's on the list doesn't mean I recommend it, but only that I got through it.


What were my top five new-to-me books for 2021?

1. Reading Buechner: Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher

Munroe, Jeffrey


2. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Esolen, Anthony


3. How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

Jacobs, Alan


4. Why French Women Wear Vintage: And other secrets of sustainable style

Guinut, Alois


5. The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done

Adachi, Kendra 


Faith, Thought, and Education

The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks With Charlotte Mason

Bestvater, Laurie


Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Esolen, Anthony


Seeking the Kingdom: Devotions for the Daily Journey of Faith

Foster, Richard J.


How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

Jacobs, Alan


Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

Lindvall, Terry


Book of Hymns

Manser, Martin


School Education, and other volumes

Mason, Charlotte


Reading Buechner: Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher

Munroe, Jeffrey


Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman

Ortlund, Anne


You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

Smith, James K.A. 


Poetry


The Griffin Poetry Prize 2013 Anthology

Buffam, Suzanne


The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems

Collins, Billy


The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things

Crozier, Lorna


The Victorian Triumph and Other Poems

Rogerson, Isabella Whiteford


Poems

Rogerson, Isabella Whiteford


Laurentian Lyrics and Other Poems

Bourinot, Arthur Stanley


Pattering Feet

Bourinot, Arthur Stanley


Among the Millet and Other Poems

Lampman, Archibald


Lyrics of Earth

Lampman, Archibald


Lifestyle, Simplicity, Finance, Organizing


The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done

Adachi, Kendra 


Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More

Boyle, Erin


Project 333: The Minimalist Fashion Challenge That Proves Less Really is So Much More

Carver, Courtney 


The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good

Cline, Elizabeth L.


The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less

Dalton, Tonya 


Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life

Kondo, Marie 


Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Kondo, Marie 


Living with Less: How to Downsize to 100 Personal Possessions

Lambert, Mary


The Ultimate Guide to Frugal Living: Save Money, Plan Ahead, Pay Off Debt & Live Well

Luther, Daisy 


An Edited Life: Simple Steps to Streamlining Your Life, at Work and at Home

Newton, Anna 


What to Do with Your Money When Crisis Hits: A Survival Guide

Singletary, Michelle


Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff

White, Dana K.


Clothes, Style, Home Decorating, Sewing, Crafts


Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

Apfel, Iris


Wearing Vintage

Bardey, Catherine


New from Old: How to Transform and Customize Your Clothes

Emerson, Jayne


The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart

García, Nina


Why French Women Wear Vintage: And other secrets of sustainable style

Guinut, Alois


Love the House You're In: 40 Ways to Improve Your Home and Change Your Life

Rien, Paige


Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching

Ross, Heather


Small Space Living: Expert Tips and Techniques on Using Closets, Corners, and Every Other Space in Your Home

Sandenbergh, Roberta


William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Home

Todd, Pamela


The Arts and Crafts Home

Turgeon, Kitty


Mysteries

The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Mystery, #1)

Allingham, Margery


Mystery Mile (Albert Campion Mystery, #2)

Allingham, Margery


Police at the Funeral (Albert Campion Mystery, #4)

Allingham, Margery


Flowers for the Judge (Albert Campion Mystery, #7)

Allingham, Margery


The China Governess (Albert Campion Mystery, #17)

Allingham, Margery


4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #7)

Christie, Agatha


The Secret of Chimneys (Superintendent Battle, #1)

Christie, Agatha


Murder Under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season

Gayford, Cecily


Law & Disorder (Camilla MacPhee #6)

Maffini, Mary Jane


The Dead Don't Get Out Much (Camilla MacPhee #5)

Maffini, Mary Jane


Little Boy Blues (Camilla MacPhee #3)

Maffini, Mary Jane


The Devil's in the Details (Camilla MacPhee #4)

Maffini, Mary Jane


The Virgin in the Ice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #6)

Peters, Ellis


The Devil's Novice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #8)

Peters, Ellis


The Pilgrim of Hate (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #10)

Peters, Ellis


An Excellent Mystery (The Cadfael Chronicles, #11)

Peters, Ellis


The Raven in the Foregate (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #12)

Peters, Ellis


The Holy Thief (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #19)

Peters, Ellis


Brother Cadfael's Penance (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #20)

Peters, Ellis


Unnatural Death (Lord Peter Wimsey, #3)

Sayers, Dorothy L.


Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe, #1)

Stout, Rex


The Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant, #1)

Tey, Josephine


The Singing Sands (Inspector Alan Grant, #6)

Tey, Josephine


Children’s Books

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

Park, Linda Sue


Chagall: My Sad and Joyous Village (Art for Children)

Loumaye, Jacqueline


The Long Way Home

Benary-Isbert, Margot


Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

Farjeon, Eleanor


Fiction, General

The Tryst

Hill, Grace Livingston


Re-Creations

Hill, Grace Livingston


At Home in Mitford (Mitford Years, #1)

Karon, Jan


A Light in the Window (Mitford Years, #2)

Karon, Jan


These High, Green Hills (Mitford Years, #3)

Karon, Jan


Out to Canaan (Mitford Years, #4)

Karon, Jan


A Common Life: The Wedding Story (Mitford Years, #6)

Karon, Jan

 

In This Mountain (Mitford Years, #7)

Karon, Jan


To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years, #14)

Karon, Jan


The Dean's Watch

Goudge, Elizabeth


A City of Bells (Torminster, #1)

Goudge, Elizabeth


The Sister of the Angels (Torminster, #2)

Goudge, Elizabeth


Perelandra (The Space Trilogy, #2)

Lewis, C.S.


Sarah's Cottage (Sarah Morris Book 2)

Stevenson, D.E.


Vi

Thúy, Kim


Reunion

Uhlman, Fred


To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel #2)

Willis, Connie


Books I wrote or worked on (because those count too)

Canadian Companion to the AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology: Arthur S. Bourinot, Isabella Whiteford Rogerson, Archibald Lampman

AmblesideOnline Educational Foundation 


AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology Volume One: Beginnings (AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology, #1)

AmblesideOnline Educational Foundation 


AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology Volume Two: Walter de la Mare, Eugene Field, James Whitcomb Riley, Christina Rossetti (AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology, #2)

AmblesideOnline Educational Foundation 


AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology Volume Three


AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology Volume Four: Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth (AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology, #4)


AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology Volume Five

AmblesideOnline Educational Foundation 


AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology Volume Six

 AmblesideOnline Educational Foundation 


Minds More Awake (Revised): The Vision of Charlotte Mason

White, Anne E. 


Ideas Freely Sown: The Matter and Method of Charlotte Mason

White, Anne E. 


Everything Else


Zen in The Art of Writing

Bradbury, Ray


The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future

Carroll, Ryder


Serious Creativity: How to be creative under pressure and turn ideas into action

de Bono, Edward


How to Have Creative Ideas: 62 Games to Develop the Mind

de Bono, Edward


Stranger Planet (Strange Planet, #2)

Pyle, Nathan W.


Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Tieger, Paul D.


1 comment:

Carol said...

Impressive list! I haven't reviewed much of what I've read in the past year or two but I've got through quite a lot of detective/mystery novels - Ellis Peters, Raymond Chandler & Ngaio Marsh mostly as well as some of the British Library Crime Classics whose covers I love. :)