2018 Reading


  • Christmas at Strand House by Linda Mitchelmore; finished
  • Tiggy by Miss Read; finished
  • Rereading Christmas at Thrush Green by Miss Read; finished 1-16-19
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (via Kindle; finished 1-6-19)
  • Louisa May Alcott's Christmas Treasury (this book includes the three stories from The Quiet Little Woman book); finished
  • The Quiet Little Woman, A Christmas Story by Louisa May Alcott; finished
  • The Christmas Rose by Victoria Connelly; finished
  • My Friends the Miss Boyds by Jane Duncan; finished
  • Journey into Christmas by Bess Streeter Aldrich (short stories); finished
  • Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon; finished (a lifestyle book about Southern women; a very pretty, feminine book; contains recipes)
  • The Corner Shop by Elizabeth Cadell; finished
  • Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M C Beaton; finished (some bad language)
  • A Country House Christmas: Treasure on Earth by Phyllis Elinor Sandeman; finished (a sweet and bittersweet little memoir)
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder; finished
  • This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy; finished (Christmas short stories)
  • A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg; finished (good)
  • The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill; finished (good wholesome story)
  • Amberwell by D E Stevenson; finished (good)
  • So Audrey: 59 Ways to Put a Little Hepburn in Your Step by Cindy De La Hoz; finished (a small fashion photo book with fairly useless captions/tips, but I will enjoy looking at it again sometime)
  • Deck with Flowers by Elizabeth Cadell; finished
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather; finished
  • Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M C Beaton; finished
  • Healing the Soul of a Woman by Joyce Meyer; finished (her books are so helpful and practical)
  • The Yellow Brick Road by Elizabeth Cadell; finished
  • Grace Livingston Hill-Her Story and Her Writings by Jean Karr (1948); finished
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder; finished
  • The Lemon Jelly Cake by Madeline Babcock Smith; finished (quite enjoyed it)
  • The Round Dozen by Elizabeth Cadell; finished (good)
  • The Potted Gardener (an Agatha Raisin Mystery) by M C Beaton; finished
  • The Happy Prisoner by Monica Dickens; finished (good)
  • Rereading Emily Davis by Miss Read; finished
  • Indian Summer by Marcia Willett; finished
  • Girl Sleuth, Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak; finished
  • Happiness Hill by Grace Livingston Hill; finished
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather; finished (very good)
  • Unshakeable Trust by Joyce Meyer; finished (good)
  • A Tale of Two Kitties (a Magical Cats Mystery) by Sofie Kelly; finished
  • The Tale of Castle Cottage, final book in The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series, by Susan Wittig Albert; finished
  • Landscape in Sunlight by Elizabeth Fair; finished (vintage goodness)
  • The Tale of Oat Cake Crag, The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter (Book 7) by Susan Wittig Albert; finished
  • The Ugly American by Wm Lederer & Eugene Burdick; finished (not my usual genre, but thought it was an interesting fictional book about the political climate in Southeast Asia in the 1950s)
  • Girl from the South by Joanna Trollope; finished
  • The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather; finished (rather long & involved, but good; I read the 1915 edition published by University of Nebraska Press, some later editions were abridged)
  • Paws and Effect (A Magical Cats Mystery) by Sofie Kelly; finished
  • The Heart of the Garden by Victoria Connelly; finished (good)
  • Book Club Babies by Ashton Lee; finished (last book in The Cherry Cola Book Club series)
  • Living a Life You Love by Joyce Meyer; finished
  • Rereading Miss Clare Remembers by Miss Read; finished
  • Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee; finished
  • A Peep Behind the Scenes by OF Walton; finished (a vintage Christian tale; enjoyed it)
  • My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather; finished
  • The Marriage of Katherine by DE Stevenson; finished
  • How to Relax by Martin Meadows; finished
  • Rereading Katherine Wentworth by DE Stevenson; finished
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens; finished (incredibly good story and writing)
  • Beatrix Potter's Art, paintings and drawings selected and introduced by Anne Stevenson Hobbs; finished
  • Flights of Angels by Victoria Connelly; finished
  • The Hunger by Carol Drinkwater (a YA book about the Irish potato famine); finished
  • Royal Summons by Elizabeth Cadell; finished
  • The Complete Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem; finished
  • Nurse Matilda, The Collected Tales, by Christianna Brand (basis for Nanny McPhee movie); finished
  • The Tale of Applebeck Orchard, The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, by Susan Wittig Albert; finished
  • Come Be My Guest by Elizabeth Cadell; finished
  • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder; finished
  • Canary Yellow by Elizabeth Cadell; finished
  • Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens; finished!!! (I loved it)
  • Silver Boxes by Florence Littauer; finished
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder; finished
  • Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher; finished (good)
  • That Wintry Feeling by Debbie Macomber; finished
  • Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins; finished (read 1st half, skimmed 2nd half, too much information in one book!)
  • Contemplative Crochet by Cindy Crandall-Frazier; finished
  • O Pioneers! by Willa Cather; finished (good)
  • The Tale of Briar Bank, The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert; finished (much enjoyed)
  • Bella Grace, winter issue; finished (some pretty photography, but in general it didn't interest me much; think I'm too old for it)
  • Daffodil Days by Pat Posner; finished
  • Rereading Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre by Miss Read; finished
  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens; finished (very good)
  • Making Yourself at Home by Jane Seymour; finished
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway; finished
  • The Power of Simple Prayer by Joyce Meyer; finished (excellent)
  • Among My Klediments by June Carter Cash; finished
  • Out of the Rain by Elizabeth Cadell; finished (my favorite since reading The Lark Shall Sing)
  • The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking; finished (my favorite so far on the subject of Hygge)
  • Grit by Martin Meadows; finished
  • Hope for Depression by Deborah H Montgomery; finished
  • The Life of Our Lord by Charles Dickens; finished
  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild; finished
  • The House with Sixty Closets by Frank S Child; finished (vintage Christmas book, somewhat tedious reading but ended well)
  • Rereading Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach; finished November 2018
  • My Time with God by Joyce Meyer; finished September 2018
  • 365 Days with Self-Discipline by Martin Meadows; finished
  • Rereading Grace Notes by Alexandra Stoddard; finished
  • Eat Pretty Every Day by Jolene Hart; finished
  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ, A Study in Mark, by Russell M. Stendal; finished
  • A study of Jesus in the Old Testament (just on my own but I googled a reference list to go by); Nehemiah; 1&2 Timothy; Ezra; Titus; Philemon; Galatians; Ephesians; Proverbs; Philippians; Colossians; Hebrews; Acts; Job; Revelation; Daniel