2011 Reading Progress

Things are coming along nicely. I've added two more books that I would like to finish soon to my list. After I finish the list, I think for the rest of the year I should see how many of my owned, unread books I can finish.

  • Finish (re)-reading the Oz books (Read ten last year; four this year—done!)
  • Read about Eloise Wilkin (I read the only biography I could find.)
  • Finish reading Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson (Finished! It's an amazing book, very long, and I learned a lot. Review here.)
  • Read two parenting books (read Parenting with Love and Logic and The Book of Nurturing)
  • Read two classics I haven't read before (Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray and Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy—done!)
  • Read Great Expectations (Done! I loved it.)
  • Read a science book (Read A Short History of Nearly Everything, which I highly, highly recommend—it was so fun to read and really changed my perspective on pretty much everything.)
  • Read a book on grammar or the English language (Read The Adventure of English)
  • Read a book by C.S. Lewis (Till We Have Faces is waiting for me at the library.)
  • Read the new biography of President Monson (Done! I loved it.)
  • Read a book on arthritis (In progress. It will be good for me to learn more about what's going on in my body, even if it's not very fun reading.)
  • Read the new history of the Relief Society, Daughters in My Kingdom
14 read, 1 in progress, 2 more to go. Pretty good, I think, especially considering that some of these books are long! Total this year I've read 61 books for me and 416 to my kids.


  1. I'm impressed. I seem to collect books and always have stacks that I nee to get to, but I never seem to finish any lately! I have two going right now that I'm determined to finish though, so maybe that change my un-reading streak.

  2. How fun that there is a biography of Eloise Wilkin! She is one of my all-time favorite illustrators.

  3. I haven't read for fun since the end of the summer when I read A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard. Next, I would like to read "Lizzie Beautiful" which is another auto-biography of a young woman with a very rare disorder similar to progeria. A bunch of men voted her "World's Ugliest Woman" on the internet, and she wrote about her struggles. I seem to be drawn to auto-biographies of women who had it much worse than me and pulled through. If they can do it, I can do it.