The Library

A hobbit's library is second only to her kitchen.  Books are an integral part of my home, my life, and who I am.  I don't read as fast as I used to, much to my chagrin, but there is nothing so good as a good book.  The lovely Kristin at Dragondreamer's Lair hosts an annual reading challenge as a motivation to get us to turn off the tv and pick up a good book. 

2014 Been Read List
  1. Year Of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  2. Plantation by Dorothea Benton Frank
  3. Vinyl Café Story Exchange by Stuart McLean
  4. Blood: The Stuff of Life by Lawrence Hill
  5. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  6. What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
  7. Escape by Carolyn Jessop
2013 Been Read List
  1. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  2. Then Came You by Jennifer Wiener
  3. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts (reread)
  4. The Changeling by Philippa Gregory
  5. At Home In Mitford by Jan Karon (reread)
  6. Light in the Window by Jan Karon (reread)
  7. The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak
  8. These High Green Hills by Jan Karon (reread)
  9. New Song by Jan Karon (reread)
  10. Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo
  11. The Host by Stephanie Meyer (reread)
  12. Fly Away Home by Jennifer Wiener
  13. Taliesin by Stephen Lawhead (reread)
  14. In This Mountain by Jan Karon (reread)
  15. A Common Life: The Wedding Story by Jan Karon (reread)
  16. Plan D by Sherri Shepperd
  17. The Purchase by Linda Spalding (read 150 pages and gave up)
  18. Shepherds Abiding, by Jan Karon (reread)
  19. Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister
  20. The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
  21. The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
  22. Revenge of the Vinyl Café by Stuart McLean (reread)
  23. Paris by Edward Rutherfurd
  24. Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  25. Red Deer An Illustrated History by Michael Dawe
  26. Proud Beginnings A Pictorial History of Red Deer by Georgean Parker
  27. Light From Heaven by Jan Karon (reread)
  28. Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  29. The Honest Toddler by Bunmi Laditan
  30. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (reread)
  31. Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg (reread)
  32. Mistress of My Fate by Hallie Rubenhold
  33. Keeper Chronicles: Playing With Fire by JR Vikse
  34. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
  35. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (reread)
  36. The Painted Girls by Cathie Buchanan
  37. Vinyl Café Unplugged by Stuart McLean (reread)
  38. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  39. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  40. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (reread)
  41. Emperor of Paris by CS Richardson
  42. Tracks in the Straw by Ted Loder (reread)

2012 Been Read List
  1. I'm Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
  2. Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
  3. Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
  4. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread)
  5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (reread)
  6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (reread)
  7. Edge of the World by Kevin Anderson
  8. Lazy Postman by Jason Vikse
  9. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin (reread)
  10. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  11. The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
  12. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling (reread)
  13. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (reread)
  14. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (reread)
  15. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (reread)
  16. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachael Joyce
  17. Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (reread)
  18. Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling (reread)
  19. Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
  20. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (reread)

2011 Been Read List
  1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Womanly Art of Breast Feeding by LLL
  3. Distant Hours by Kate Morton
  4. Luther's Small Catechism (with explanation) by Martin Luther
  5. The Beginning by Gene Edwards
  6. A Hellion In Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries
  7. Captive Queen by Alison Weir
  8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  12. Plains of Passage by Jean Auel
  13. Shelters of Stone by Jean Auel
  14. Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel
  15. Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
  16. How to Woo A Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jefferies
  17. Dogtown by
  18. Helen Keller's Teacher  by
  19. Fall of Giants by Ken Follet
  20. Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
  21. Standing In the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
  22. I Still Dream of You by Fannie Flagg (audio)
  23. Telegraph Days by Larry McMurtry
  24. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (audio)
  25. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  26. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  27. A Discovery of Witches by
  28. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  29. It Began in Vauxhall Gardens by Jean Plaidy
  30. Arranged by Catherine McKenzie
  31. more on the way

2010 Been Read List - with links to Kristin's Reading Challenge

The Ridiculous Long List of Books I Want To Read

I welcome suggestions and opinions on both!  Please, tell me what you are reading!