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  What I've Been Reading
What Alene's Been Reading
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What I've Been Reading

February 2017
   Love, Leo Buscaglia

November 2016
   Isaac’s Storm, Erik Larson

August 2016
   The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, Yukio Mishima

July 2016
   The Key, Junichiro Tanizaki

June 2016
   The Right Attitude to Rain, Alexnder McCall Smith
   The Sound of Waves, Yukio Mishima
   A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

April 2016
   White Man Returns, Agnes Newton Keith

March 2016
   Trying To Save Piggy Sneed, , John Irving
   Poseidon’s Steed, The Story of Seahorses, From Myth to Reality, Helen Scales

February 2016
   Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

January 2016
   Remarkable Creatures, Tracy Chevalier

December 2015
   Three Came Home, Agnes Newton Keith
   Land Below the Wind, Agnes Newton Keith

November 2015
   Lucky You, Carl Hiaasen
   Rumpole a la Carte, John Mortimer

October 2015
   Eels, James Prosek
   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
   The Fault In Our Stars, John Green

September 2015
   An Exaltation of Larks, James Lipson
   The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
   The Rice Mother, Rani Manicka

August 2015
   All Elevations Unknown, Sam Lightner, Jr.

July 2015
   The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

June 2015
   Cyber.kdz :1 - In Search of Scum, Bruce Balan
   Chasing the Horizon, Cap’n Fatty Goodlander

March 2015
   Long Walk To Freedom, Nelson Mandela

November 2014
   The First Rumpole Omnibus, John Mortimer

September 2014
   Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore
   Double Whammy, Carl Hiaasen

August 2014
   Strip Tease, Carl Hiaasen

June 2014
   Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency), Alexander McCall Smith
   Point Omega, Don DeLillo

May 2014
   The Lady and the Sharks, Eugenie Clark

April 2014
   The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency), Alexander McCall Smith
   Star Island, Carl Hiaasen

March 2013
   The Book of General Ignorance, John Mitchinson & John Lloyd

November 2012
   Jingo, Terry Pratchett (audiobook)

October 2012
   Close to the Wind, Pete Goss
   Rounding the Horn, Dallas Murphy
   Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
   Hogfather, Terry Pratchett (audiobook)

September 2012
   Setting Free the Bears, John Irving
   The Flight of the Phoenix, Elleston Trevor
   The Rebel Angels, Robertson Davies
   Fortune Cookie, Bryce Courtenay
   Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
   Interesting Times, Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
   Masquerade, Terry Pratchett (audiobook)

August 2012
   The Voyaging Stars; Secrets of Pacific Island Navigators, David Lewis
   Bel Canto, Anne Pratchett
   A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby

July 2012
   Inside the Cannibal Pot, Graeme Lay
   Death of a Cruise Ship; The Mystery of the Mikhail Lermontov, Tom O’Connor
   Rough Water; Stories of Survival From the Sea, Edited by Clint Willis

June 2012
   A Gift of Wings, Richard Bach
   As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, Laurie Lee

May 2012
   The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
   The Wave, Susan Casey
   The Last Deception of Palliser Wentwood, Imogen de la Bere
   Minerva Reef, Olaf Ruhen

February 2012
   A Widow for One Year, John Irving
   Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

July 2011 - January 2012
   Animal Vegetable Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
   Red Sky in Mourning, Tami Oldham Ashcraft

June 2011
   The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
   My Century, Günter Grass
   Aku Aku, Thor Heyerdahl

May 2011
   Kon Tiki, Thor Heyerdahl

April 2011
     Trimaran Against the Trades, Jean Cole

March 2011
   Pitcairn’s Island, Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall
   The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby
   Our Endangered Values, Jimmy Carter

February 2011
   A Thread Across the Ocean, John Steele Gordon
   David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

January 2011
   Dream Time, Neville Hockley

December 2010
   The Mary Deare, Hammond Innes
   Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, Terry Darlington

November 2010
   The Boat That Wouldn’t Float, Farley Mowat
   In The Company of Cheerful Ladies (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency), Alexander McCall Smith
   To Free A Dolphin, Richard O’Barry
   The Road, Cormac McCarthy
   Chasing the Dream – Tryste Around the World, Val Haigh

October 2010
   Mariner’s Account of the Tonga Islands, John Martin
     (If you visit Tonga, you must read this book)

September 2010
   War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
   Crusoes of Sunday Island, Elsie K. Morton

August 2010
   …reading War and Peace

June 2010
   The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery
   The Good Earth (audio), Pearl S. Buck
   The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
   The Race – Extreme Sailing and its Ultimate Event, Tim Zimmermann

May 2010
   The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

December 2009 & April 2010
   Nada -- working on boat (and lots of New Yorkers in the US)

November 2009
   Fastnet, Force 10, John Rousmaniere

October 2009
   You Can’t Blow Home Again, Herb Payson
   The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh  

September 2009
   Baby Proof, Emily Giffin
   The Fourth Hand, John Irving
   Eat Pray Love, Elizbeth Gilbert
   A World of My Own, Robin Knox-Johnston
   Fatu Hiva, Thor Heyerdahl

August 2009
   The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester
   Lone Voyager – The Extraordinary Adventures of Howard
      Blackburn, Hero Fisherman of Gloucester, Joseph E. Garland

July 2009
   The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
   Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky

June 2009
   The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, Chapters 1-5
   Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver
   Fatal Storm – The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race, Rob Mundle

May 2009
   The Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin
   Skinny Dip, Carl Hiaasen

April 2009
   The Deadly Sunshade, Phoebe Atwood Taylor
   Evolution’s Captain – The Dark Fate of the Man
     Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World, Peter Nichols

March 2009
   Captain James Cook - A Biography, Richard Hough
   Command a King’s Ship, Alexander Kent
   Morality For Beautiful Girls
      (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #3), Alexander McCall Smith
   Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder

February 2009
   Over the Edge of the World, Laurence Bergreen
   The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult

January 2009
   Albatross, Deborah Scaling Kiley

September 2008 - December 2008
   Grayson, Lynn Cox (I list this but I actually couldn't finish it because it was so bad)
   No other books; most of the time catching up on sailing and
     scuba magazines and The New Yorker

August 2008
   Wordstruck - A Memoir, Robert MacNeil
   Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
   Passage to Juneau, Jonathan Raban

July 2008
   Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones
   Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
   Stuntology, Sam Bartlett
   The Big Book of Stuntology, Sam Bartlett
   Life Is So Good, George Dawson & Richard Glaubman

June 2008
   The Whisper of the River, Ferrol Sams
   Wicked, Gregory Maguire
   Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, Gary Kinder
   The Mystery of Easter Island, Katherine Routledge

May 2008
   Until I Find You, John Irving
   Treason’s Harbour, Patrick O’Brian
   A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson

April 2008
   In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson
   Code Zero, Ken Follett
   Intrusions, Ursula Hegi

March 2008
   Galapágos: A Natural History Guide, Pierre Constant
   Einstein In Love, Dennis Overbye
   The Voyage of the Beagle (just the Galápagos chapter), Charles Darwin
   Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin --- READ THIS BOOK!
   Blue at the Mizzen, Patrick O’Brian
   The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold

February 2008
   The Kalahari Typing School for Men (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #4), Alexander McCall Smith
   The Full Cupboard of Life (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #5), Alexander McCall Smith
   Zero (Audiobook), Charles Seife

January 2008
   The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

December 2007
   A Policy of Kindness, The Dalai Lama
   Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
   "What Do You Care What Other People Think?", Richard P. Feynman

November 2007
   Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver

October 2007
   Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowlings

September 2007
   The Laws, Connie Palman

August 2007
   Middlemarch, George Eliot

July 2007
   Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

June 2007
   Straight on till Morning, Mary S. Lovell
   The Pirate Coast, Richard Zacks
   Soul Music (audio), Terry Pratchett
   Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald

May 2007
   The Long Way, Bernard Moitessier
   Tamata and the Alliance, Bernard Moitessier
   Tricky Business, Dave Barry
   Rescue in the Pacific, Tony Farrington
   Homeland and Other Stories, Barbara Kingsolver
   The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith 
   Common Sense, Thomas Paine 
   Reluctant Cook, Janet Gibb

April 2007
   A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers

March 2007
   Men at Arms (Audio), Terry Pratchett
   Lords & Ladies (Audio), Terry Pratchett
   The Bounty, Caroline Alexander
   Alone Through the Roaring Forties, Vito Dumas

February 2007
   Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis De Bernières

October 2006 - February 2006
   ---

August 2006
   Native Tongue, Carl Hiaasen

July 2006
   The Map of Love, Ahdaf Soueif
   Stormy Weather, Carl Hiassen

June 2006
   West With the Night, Beryl Markham
   Loitering with Intent, Muriel Sparks
   Aftermath, Farley Mowat

May 2006
   Going Postal (Audio), Terry Pratchett
   Moitessier: A Sailing Legend, Jean-Michel Barrault

April 2006
   Holiday on Ice, David Sedaris
   A Dog’s Life, Ann Martin
   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon

March 2006
   Carry Me Across the Water, Ethan Canin

February 2006
   The Mountains of California, John Muir

January 2006
   Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

December 2005
   ---

October - November 2005
   One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Márquez
   Godforsaken Sea, Derek Lundy
   The Lost Country, Bill Bryson

September 2005
   1984, George Orwell
   Death of an Expert Witness, P.D. James

August 2005
   The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

July 2005
   Sex Lives of Cannibals, Martin van Troost
   Ishmael, Daniel Quinn


What Alene's Been Reading

February 2017
   Letters from the Hive, An Intimate History of Bees, Honey, & Humankind; Stephen Buchmann

January 2017
   Japanese Identity, Isamu Kurita

June 2016
   The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown

April 2016
   White Man Returns, Agnes Newton Keith
   Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

March 2016
   The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder

January 2016
   Three Came Home, Agnes Newton Keith
   Land Below the Wind, Agnes Newton Keith

December 2015
   Dr. Seuss, Kathleen Kudlinski
   Last Night I Dreamed of Peace, The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram, Translated by Andrew X. Pham
       (unreadable pirated edition - didn’t finish)

November 2015
   Red Planet (audio), Robert A. Heinlein

October 2015
   The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (audio), Paula Danziger
   Miracles on Maple Hill (audio), Virginia Sorensen

September 2015
   The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

August
   The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

July 2015
   Carpe Jugulum (audio), Terry Pratchett
   The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

May 2015
   The Last Continent (audio), Terry Pratchett

April 2015
   The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, Alexander McCall Smith

December 2014
   Hogfather (audio), Terry Pratchett

August 2014
   The First Rumpole Omnibus, John Mortimer
   Point Omega, Don DeLillo

July 2014
   Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander McCall Smith

June 2014
   Lamb, Christopher Moore

May 2014
   Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
   Star Island, Carl Hiaasen

April 2014
   The Lady and the Sharks, Eugenie Clark

March 2014
   The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover, Kinky Friedman

January 2014
   Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
   The Help, Kathryn Stockett

December 2013
   The Log of the Skipper's Wife, James Balano
   Mr Phillips, John Lanchester

October 2013
   Arty & the Fox, Barry Crump

September 2013
   Bangkok Blondes, Bangkok Women's Writer's Group

March - August 2013
   Refit - no books read

February 2013
   March, Geraldine Brooks
   Poseidon's Steed; The Story of Seahorses From Myth to Reality, Helen Scales

January 2013
   The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

December 2012
   The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
   Ishmael, Daniel Quinn

November 2012
   His Best Stories, Witi Ihimera

October 1202
   The Flight of the Phoenix, Elleston Trevor
   Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
   The Shadow Lines, Amitav Ghosh
   Close to the Wind, Pete Goss

September 2012
   Maskerade, Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
   The Whale Rider, Witi Ihimera
   The Constant Gardener, John Le Carre
   Interesting Times, Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
   Possession, A.S. Byatt
   Bel Canto, Ann Patchett

August 2012
   A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby
   The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
   Death of a Cruise Ship; The Mystery of the Mikhail Lermontov, Tom O'Connor

July 2012
   Eels, James Prosek
   David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

June 2012
   The Magic Treehouse: The Knight at Dawn, Mary Pope Osborne

May 2012
   A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
   House Rules, Jodi Picoult
   Minerva Reef, Olaf Ruhen
   The Other Side of the Story, Marian Keyes
   The Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark, Mary Pope Osborne

April 2012
   Animal Vegetable Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

March 2012
   Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

February 2012
   Outcasts United, Warren St. John
   F is for Fugitive, Sue Grafton
 
  A Widow for One Year, John Irving
   The Last Deception of Palliser Wentwood, Imogen de la Bere

January 2012
   Mao's Last Dancer, Li Cunxing

 December 2011
   Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman, Helen Hoover
   Red Sky in Mourning, Tami Oldham Ashcraft
   The Return of the King, JRR Tolkien

November 2011
   The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien

October 2011
   For One More Day, Mitch Albom
   Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman
   The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley

September 2011
   The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

August 2011
   The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
   The Other Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George
   Tales of the South Pacific, James Michener
   Ashtanga Yoga, David Swenson

July 2011
   Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Marian Keyes
   Portrait in Sepia, Isabel Allende

June 2011
   Keeping Faith, Jodi Picoult
   Getting Stoned with Savages, J Maarten Troost
   The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver

May 2011
   Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
   All This, and Heaven Too, Rachel Field
   Beim Kinderarzt, Mariana Kohl

April 2011
   Awesome, Neil Pasricha
   Uncle Whiskers, Philip Brown
   The Language of Silence, J Allen Boone
   Whale Tales, Peter J. Fromm

March 2011
   The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
   Aku-Aku, Thor Heyerdahl
   A World of My Own, Robin Knox-Johnston

February 2011
   The Heart is a Lonely Hunter., Carson McCullers
   Trimaran Against the Trades, Jean Cole
   The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery
   Pitcairn's Island, Chs Nordhoff, Jms Norman Hall

January 2011
   A Thread Across the Ocean, John Steele Gordon
   Dream Time, Neville Hockley
   House of Sand & Fog, Andre Dubus III

December 2010
   The Orchard Keeper, Cormac McCarthy
   The Mary Deare, Hammond Innes
   Soul Music (audio), Terry Pratchett

November 2010
   Plundering Paradise - The Hand of Man on the Galapagos Islands, Michael D'Orso
   The Diving Bell & the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby
   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
   In The Company of Cheerful Ladies (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency), Alexander McCall Smith

October 2010
   Fatal Storm, Rob Mundle
   Sit, Joe Bennett

September 2010
   Chasing the Dream - Tryste Around the World, Val Haigh
   The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh
   The City of Falling Angels, John Berendt
   Mariner’s Account of the Tonga Islands, John Martin
   Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

August 2010
   To Free a Dolphin, Richard O'Barry
   Crusoes of Sunday Island, Elsie K. Morton

July 2010
   The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollen
   Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende

June 2010
   Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
   Lone Voyager, Joseph E. Garland
   Lords & Ladies (audio), Terry Pratchett
   Atonement, Ian McEwan

May 2010
   The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
   Haschen, Maribeth Boelts (children's book in German)

April 2010
   The World According to Garp, John Irving

February - March 2010
   none - working on boat

January 2010
   Plain Truth, Jodi Piccoult

December 2009
   The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
   Half-Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls
   Angels, Marian Keyes

November 2009
   Evolution's Captain, Peter Nichols
   The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
   Skinny Dip, Carl Hiaasen

October 2009
   You Can't Blow Home Again, Herb Payson
   How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez

September 2009
   Small Gods (audio), Terry Pratchett
   Fatu-Hiva, Thor Heyerdahl
   The Deadly Sunshade, Phoebe Atwood Taylor
   At First Sight, Nicholas Sparks
   Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

August 2009
   Middlemarch, George Elliot
   Reaper Man (audio), Terry Pratchett

July 2009
   Morality for Beautiful Women, Alexander McCall Smith
   Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

June 2009
   That Old Ace in the Hole, Annie Proulx
   Mountains Upon Mountains, Tracy Kidder
   Seaworthy, T.R. Pearson

 May 2009
   Baby Proof, Emily Giffin
   Captain James Cook -  A Biography, Richard Hough
   The Beast, Walter Dean Myers

April 2009
   Moving Pictures (audio), Terry Pratchett
   Until I Find You, John Irving
   Tamata & the Alliance, Bernard Moitessier

March 2009
   Guards! Guards! (audio), Terry Pratchett
   A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
   The Water In Between, Kevin Patterson
   Pyramids (audio), Terry Pratchett

February 2009
   Coral Reef Fishes, Ewald Lieske & Robert Myers
   Suite Francaise, Irène Némirovsky
   Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
   The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult

January 2009
   The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
   The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin

December 2008
   In the Company of Dolphins, Irwin Shaw
   The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
   Snow Flower & the Secret Fan, Lisa See
   The Tender Bar, J.R. Moehringer
   Grayson, Lynn Fox

November 2008
   Night, Elie Wiesel
   A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
   Nilo & the Tortoise, Ted Lewin

October 2008
   An Equal Music, Vikram Seth

September 2008
   What Do You Care What Other People Think?, Richard P. Feynman

August 2008
   Carry Me Across Water, Ethan Canin
   Wordstruck, Robt McNeil

July 2008
   Music & Silence, Rose Tremain
   Wicked, Gregory Maguire
   Sourcery (audio), Terry Pratchett

June 2008
   Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones
   Equal Rites (audio), Terry Pratchett
   Cloudsplitter, Russell Banks

May 2008
   Witches Abroad (audio), Terry Pratchett
   The Wind in the River, Ferrol Sams
   Wyrd Sisters (audio), Terry Pratchett
   The Bounty, Caroline Alexander
   The Light Fantastic (audio), Terry Pratchett
   The Mystery of Easter Island, Katherine Routledge
   Four Souls, Louise Erdrich

April 2008
   31 Dream Street, Lisa Jewell
   Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
   True Believer, Nicholas Sparks
   The Honk & Holler Opening Soon, Billie Letts
   Moitessier: A Sailing Legend, Jean-Michel Barrault

March 2008
   The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
   The Pirate Coast, Richard Zacks
   The Sad Truth About Happiness, Anne Giardini

February 2008
   Homeland & Other Stories, B. Kingsolver
   The Full Cupboard of Life, Alexander McCall Smith
   My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult
   State of Fear, Michael Crichton
   Move to Strike, Parri O'Shaughnessy
   The Kalahari Typing School for Men, Alexander McCall Smith

January 2008
  Prospero's Children, Jan Siegel

December 2007
   The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough
   Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchett
   I'm a Stranger Here Myself, Bill Bryson

November 2007
   Small Wonders, B. Kingsolver
   Many Waters, Madeleine L'Engle
   Trouble in Paradise, Robert B. Parker

October 2007
   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
   A Swiftly Tilting Planet, M. L'Engle

September 2007
   Bailey's Cafe, Gloria Naylor
   Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
   A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle Aug 07
   Intrusions, Ursula Hegi

July 2007
   Albatross, Deborah Scaling Kiley & Meg Noonan
   The Laws, Connie Palman
   The Guardian, Nicholas Sparks

June 2007
   Life Is So Good, George Dawson & Richard Glaubman
   The Darwin Conspiracy, John Darnton
   Zorro, Isabel Allende
   Around the World in Eighty Days (audio), Jules Verne

May 2007
   The Whipping Boy, Sid Fleischman
   Hank Zipzer and the Day of the Iguana, Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver
   Over the Edge of the World, Laurence Bergreen

April 2007
   The Color of Water, James McBride
   Nights of Rain and Stars, Maeve Binchy
   Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver
   Rescue in the Pacific, Tony Farrington

March 2007
   The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
   The Time Traveler's Wife (audio), Audrey Niffenegger
   Xenophobia (audio), Orson Scott Card
   The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

February 2007
   Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
   The Water In Between, Kevin Patterson

December 2006
   Women Sailors & Sailor's Women, David Cordingly
   Harry Potter #5, J.K. Rowling
   Billy Bathgate, E.L. Doctorow

November 2006
   Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver
   Lay That Trumpet In My Hands, (?)

October 2006
   The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
   Pigs in Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver


What Alene and I Have Been Reading
(We usually have something we read aloud each night)

March 2017
   The Fish in Room 11, Heather Dyer
   Sadako & the Thousand Paper Cranes, Eleanor Coerr

February 2017
   Heart of a Samurai, N. Preus

November 2016
   Once Upon a Time in Japan, Syami Kawauchi, Ralph. F. McCarthy

September 2016
   The Haunting of Hiram, Eva Ibbotson

August 2016
   My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George

July 2016
   Joey Pigza Loses Control, Jack Gantos

May 2016
   The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden

April 2016
   Red Sails to Capri, Ann Weil

March 2016
   The Sign of the Beaver, Elizabeth George Speare

January 2016
   Matilda, Roald Dahl

December 2015
   Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Graham
   Matilda, Roald Dahl

October 2015
   Hoot, Carl Hiaasen

September 2015
   The Black Pearl, Scott O’Dell

August 2015
   Amber Brown Horses Around, Bruce Coville & Elizabeth Levy

July 2015
   Amber Brown Is Moving On, Bruce Coville & Elizabeth Levy
   Call of the Wild, Jack London

May 2015
   Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

April 2015
   Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

March 2015
    The BFG, Roald Dahl

February 2015
   Everything on a Waffle, Polly Horvath
   Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink, Bruce Coville & Elizabeth Levy
   Have I Ever Told You How Lucky You Are?, Dr. Seuss

January 2015
   Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Roald Dahl

November 2014
   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
   The Wanderer, Sharon Creech

October 2014
   One-Eyed Cat, Paula Fox

December 2013
   The 14 Fibs of Gregory K., Greg Pincus

September 2012
   Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

June 2012
   The Fir Tree, Hans Christian Andersen
   Doctor Doolittle: A Treasury, Hugh Lofting

April 2012
   Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

March 2012
   The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
   Les Animaux de la Savane, Agnes Mathieu

December 2012
   Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan

June 2011
   South Sea Tales, Jack London
   Clementine's Letter, Sarah Pennypacker
   The Talented Clementine, Sarah Pennypacker
   Anancy & the Sky God
   The Serendipity Effect, Larry Verstraete
   The 7 Treasure Hunts, Betsy Byars
   How the Camel Got His Hump
   Blinky Bill in The Big Bold Bunyip of the Billabong
   Coco & Chacha: The Coatis

May 2011
   Henny Penny, Jim Lawrence
   Nez Rouge, un Sacré Magicien, Elsa Devernois
   Samantha Cardigan & the Genie's Revenge, David Sutherland
   The Cheerful Quiet, Betty Horvath
   Los Números Con Blancanieves
   Creepy Creatures, Seymour Simon
   Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parish
   Come Back, Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parish
   Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parish
   Too Many Rabbits -Peggy Parish
   Aide T'choupi à s'habiller, Thierry Courtin
   Daisy's Taxi, Ruth Young
   Strega Nona, Tomie de Paola
   Les Avions
   Cher Père Noël, Jeanne Ashbé

March 2011
   Who Knew? 50 Great Kiwi Innovations, Steve Bohling

October 2010
   Clementine, Sarah Pennypacker
     (This is the second time we've read this... it is SO good!)

September 2010
   The Alligator Case, William Pène du Bois
   Go, Dog, Go!, P.D. Eastman

August 2010
    The Prince & the Pauper, Mark Twain

July 2010
   Rocky Shore, Brian O'Flaherty
   A B-Day in the Life of Ozzie Kingsford, Val Bird
   Four Rowdy Crickets, Carolyn Carter
   Martin's Gang & the Ogre, Jon Gadsby
   Two Hoots, Helen Cresswell
   Fuss the Collector, Gaelyn Gordon
   The Great Dog Wash, Shellie Braeuner
   DjangoWorld's Greatest Jazz Guitarist, Bonnie Christensen
   Pita Pekapeka P.P. & the Four Naughty Boys, Mary Kippenberger
   Just How Long Can a Long String Be?, Keith Baker
   Surf War!, Margaret Red MacDonald
   Fuss the Farm Dog, Gaelyn Gordon
   Adventures of RileyDolphins in Danger, Amanda Lumry & Laura Hurwitz
   The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan, Jonah Winter
   The Ocean Alphabet Book, Jerry Pallotta
   The Albatross, Barbara Todd
   The Day-Glo Brothers, Chris Barton
   Katy Duck is a Caterpillar, Alyssa Satin Capucilli
   Dance, Y'all, Dance, Kelly Bennett
   Pita Pekapeka PP Acrobat Bat, Mary Kippenberger

June 2010
   All of my books except Cyber.kdz (ADR made me... for her birthday)
   Gezani & the Tricky Baboon, Valanga Khoza
   Bully for the Beast!, Kathleen Stevens
   How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death, Peter Gossage
   Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour, Eve Bunting
   Grappling with the Grumblies, Deborah Miller
   Seahorse, Chris Butterworth
   24 Robbers, Audrey Wood
   French Primers:
     Ce Que J'Aime, Eileen Ryder
     Le Pouissin Jaune, Eileen Ryder
     Le Soleil, Lesley Anne Ivory
     Les Animaux, Nathalie Bélineau, Jack Delaroche

May 2010
   Ernest the Fierce Mouse, Amy & Philip Rowe
   I Was a Class 2 Werewolf, Daniel Pinkwater
   When Pigs Fly, Valerie Coulman
   Hit the Ball Duck, Jez Alboroug
   Neptune's Nursery, Kim Michelle Toft & Allan Sheather
   Audrey of the Outback, Christine Harris

March 2010
   Babar: Fier d'Isabelle -Laurent de Brunhoff
   Jules a une Petite Soeur, Christian Lamblin
   Cher Père Noël, Jeanne Ashbé
   Aboie, Georges! -Jules Feiffer
   Short stories by Mark Twain:
     -The Office Bore
     -Johnny Greer
     -The Great Beef Contract
     -The Case of George Fisher
     -Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy
     -The Judge's "Spirited Woman"
     -Information Wanted
     -Some Learned Fables
     -My Late Senatorial Secretaryship
     -A Fashion Item
     -Riley-Newspaper Correspondent
     -A Fine Old Man
     -Science vs. Luck
     -The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized"
     -The Widow's Protest
     -Mr Bloke's Item

February 2010
   Short stories by Mark Twain:
     -My Watch, An Instructive Little Tale
     -Political Economy
     -Journalism in Tennessee
     -Story of the Bad Little Boy
     -Story of the Good Little Boy
     -A Couple of Poems by Twain & Moore
     -Niagara
     -Answers to Correspondents
     -To Raise Poultry
     -Experiences of the McWilliamses w/Membranous Croup
     -My First Literary Venture
     -How the Author was Sold in Newark
   The Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum
   Joyeux Noël Didou, Yves Got

January 2010
   The Jumping Frog (In English, Then in French. Then Clawed Back into a
     Civilized Language Once More by Patient, Unrenumeated Toil), Mark Twain

November 2009
   Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney

October 2009
   Deep Wizardry, Diane Duane

July 2009
   Ginger Pye, Eleanor Estes

June 2009
   All of BB's books (Alene's insistence)
   Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss

May 2009
   The Boy Who Saved Baseball, John H. Ritter

April 2009
   Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell

March 2009
   The Spiderwick Chronicles #5, Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
      (note: this series started OK, but it was severly lame by the time it ended)
   The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told, Edited by Christopher Caswell

February 2009
   The Spiderwick Chronicles #2, Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
   The Spiderwick Chronicles #3, Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
   The Spiderwick Chronicles #4, Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black

January 2009
   Junie B. Jones & her Big Fat Mouth, Barbara Parks
   The Spiderwick Chronicles #1, Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black

September 2008
   The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told, Edited by Christopher Caswell

August 2008
  Stone Fox, John Reynolds Gardiner

July 2008
   The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales, Washington Irving

June 2008
   War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells

March 2008
   The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom

February 2008
   The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan

December 2007
   Call Down the Moon, Myra Cohn Livingston
   Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Richard & Florence Atwater

November 2007
   The Good Day Mice, Carol Beach York

October 2007
   Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowlings
   (the last third we read aloud)

September 2007
   ---

August 2007
   The Last Word and Other Stories, Graham Greene

July 2007
   Ellen Tebbits, Beverly Cleary
   Shipwrecked Sailor..., Gabriel Garcia Marquez

June 2007
   Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss
   The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   Ellen Tebbits, Beverly Clearly

May 2007
   The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

April 2007
   The Higher Power of Lucky, Susan Patron

March 2007
   Einstein's Refrigerator, Steve Silverman

January 2007
    Clementine, Sarah Pennypacker

October 2006
    A Collection of Adventure/Travel Stories that we forgot the title of...

July 2006
    The Kindness of Strangers, Anthology

June 2006
    Peep-Larrsons Go Sailing, Edith Unnerstaad

May 2006
    Caught By the Sea, Gary Paulsen

April 2006
    Illusions, Richard Bach

December 2006
    All of my books except Cyber.kdz
    (She made me)

 

     

 

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