Books Read in 2014

1. Catching Fire
2. The Perfect Score
3. Vanity Fair. I had been reading this book for quite some time in 2013. I enjoyed it, but I came to the last 200 pages, and I could not finish it, until I said, I need to focus on this one because I have to know how it ends… I am glad I did. I am very satisfied with the end. It even had a quote about the Iliad and Aquilles.
4. Speculation, by Edmund Jorgensen. Very intriguing and fulfilling book.
5. My Reading Life, by Pat Conroy. Nice book about a writer who was also a hungry reader.
6. The Mockingjay. Last of the Hunger Games Trilogy. I truly enjoyed it. Very nice ending.
7. The Moonstone
8. The Living Page, Laurie Bestvater
9. Jamaica Inn, du Maurier
10. Drawn by Memory, by Ernest Shepard.
11. Julian Hawthorne, The Life of a Prodigal Son, by Gary Scharnhorst.
12. The Rosemary Tree, Elizabeth Goudge
13. The Home Maker, Dorothy Fisher Canfield
14. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
15. Hannah Coulter, Wendel Berry 
16. After You, Marco Polo, Jean Shor 
17. Waverley, the novel, by Sir Walter Scott 
18. The Adoration of Janna Fox
19. The Iliad, Homer
20. Gilead. A satisfying read, thought provoking and tender.
21. A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr
22. The Royal Road to Romance, by Richard Halliburton 
23. The Eyre Affair, by Fforde
24. Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome  
25. The Drama of the Gifted Child, by Alice Miller (I re-read this book) 
26- Volume 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, Divulged by Karen Glass
27. Consider This, Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition 
28. My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin 
29. Their Eyes Were Watching God 
30. Unwind, a YA novel by Neal Shusterman 
31. The Headmistress, by Angela Thirkell 
32. The Wreath, Sigrid Unset 
33. Biography of a Germ 
34. The Magic Barrel, Bernard Malamud 
35. The King’s General 
36. Poet’s Choice, edited by Paul Engle  
37. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 
38. That Hideous Strength, C.S. Lewis 
39. My Name is Asher Lev
40. The Giver
41. Gathering Blue
42. Messenger
43. Son 
44. The Road 
45. Surprised by Joy 
46. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
47. Escape from Reason 
48. Other Copenhagues, and Other Stories, by Jorgensen
49. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
50. Murder in the Orient Express, Christie 
51. The Imitation of Christ, Thomas A. Kempis 
52. Till We Have Faces
53. La mujer the papel (An Unnecessary Woman)
54. The Deadliest Monster, Jeff Baldwin 
55. The Law, Bastiat

With the Girls

1. The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge
2. Just David, Eleanor H. Porter
3. Seven Little Australians, Ethel Turner
4. American Tall Tales, Adrien Stoutenberg, Richard M. Powers
5. The Heroes, Kingsley
6. Marco Polo, Komroff
7. Pilgrims Progress, Bunyan. 

8. The Magic Pudding, Norman Lindsay
9. Haiwatha, Longfellow
10. Children of the New Forest, Frederick Marryat.
11. James Harriot Treasure Collection Book
12.  Just So Stories, Kipling
13. Jungle Book, Kipling
14. Secrets of the Woods, by Richard Lang

15. Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome
16. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
17. Tanglewood’s Secret, by Patricia St. John 
18. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
19. Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis 
20. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis 
21. Hamlet 
22. Robinson Crusoe
23. Understood Betsy
24. Poor Richard, by Daughterty
25. Midsummer Night’s Dream
26. The Hobbit
27. The Children of Green Knowe

Essays/ Short Stories:

1. A Modest Proposal (wow, I don’t know what to say, just read it, it is a mere 23 pages or so),
2. A Tale of a Tub (ingeniously funny), and
3. The Battle of the Books, where at least, some of the authors mentioned ring a bell, and which was a good read, but definitely, A Modest Proposal was the most strange and captivating satire of these three by Jonathan Swift.
4. 50 Great Essays
5. A Good Man is Hard to Find, Flannery O’Connor

Working on:

with the girls:

  • The Book of Golden Deeds
  • Little Duke
  • Christiana (second part to Pilgrims Progress), by Bunyan
  • Anne of the Green Gables
  • Abigail Adams, Witness to a Revolution
  • Kidnapped, Stevenson
  • Wind in the Willows

by myself:

  • Right Ho, Jeeves, P.G. Jeeves
  • Circle of the Seasons, Edwin Way Teale
  • The Pilgrims Regress
  • La Odisea

with the AO bookclub ladies:

  • The Everlasting Man
  • The Odyssey


  • Collected Poems of Sarah Teasdale
  • The Fairy Queen, Spencer
  • Pablo Neruda


  • Sylvie and Bruno, Lewis Carroll
  • My Bookstore
  • Founding Brothers
  • Cold-Case Christianity
  • Jane Eyre, Brönte
  • The Story of CM, Choldmondeley
  • América y sus mujeres, Emilia Serrano de Wilson
  • The Talisman

Next titles in sight:

And I have a button that leads to all the posts I have with reading logs and book lists. Just in case!

7 thoughts on “Book List for 2014

  1. Hola corazón de melón 🙂

    No les estarás leyendo a las niñas la Iliada no? es que estoy pensando si hacerlo yo pero no sé si será adecuado 😛

    Espero a ver qué me dices.


  2. Nooooo…. en el currículum que sigo la leemos allá por sexto o séptimo. Pero sí hemos leído bastante mitología, y seguimos con ello. Si encuentras un libro bueno de Homero para jóvenes, yo sí se lo leería, para familiarizarlas con la historia.
    Yo voy a hacer lo propio con un librito muy majo que es este,

    qué lindo, ¿verdad?
    En una palabra. Yo siempre opto por las versiones originales, no adaptaciones, con la excepción de:

    El Quijote

    y seguro que algo se me escapa, pero creo que captas el por qué de esto, son unos clásicos tan importantes, que despertar amor por estos autores es más fácil si desde pequeños los familiarizamos con ellos mediante adaptaciones, cómics, y dibujos.


  3. Pues mira, opino como tú, de hecho les he leído una adaptación de la Odisea, LES ENCANTÓ!! eso sí, se indignaban un poco con Ulisses que tenía tantas novias hahaha, pero vaya, te lo recomiendo, lo puse en el blog hace un montón:

    Y también leemos mucha mitología, ahora acabamos de empezar la de Humbert.

    Bueno, si encuentras alguna adaptación para niños de estos clásicos espero que lo pongas en el blog 😀

    Muchos, muchos besiños


  4. Nathaniel Hawthorne tiene dos libros exquisitos de mitología que están en español. Por lo demás, seguro que sabéis vosotras más títulos en spanish que yo, ja ja ja.


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