2012 Booklog


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Village School by Miss Read
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery*
The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge
The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia McKillip
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Possession by A.S. Byatt*
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows*
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot*
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Children’s & YA

The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson (read-aloud)*
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt*
Wise Child by Monica Furlong*
Juniper by Monica Furlong*
Linnets and Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge*
Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem (read-aloud)
Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Little Witch by Anna Elizabeth Bennett*
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery*


Two Gardeners: Katharine S. White & Elizabeth Lawrence—A Friendship in Letters edited by Emily Herring Wilson
Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine S. White*
The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling by Quinn Cummings
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Welcome to Lizard Motel: Children, Stories, & the Mystery of Making Things Up by Barbara Feinberg
Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields by Rowan Jacobsen

Plus picture books and early readers too numerous to mention, a number of nonfiction works as research for my current novel, and many hundreds of hours’ worth of articles and posts on climate change and political/social issues, especially in the months leading up to the election. Big chunks of Beowulf. A good bit of poetry. The first chapters (or even larger chunks) of at least two dozen novels and works of narrative nonfiction. A lot of history with the kids.

*a favorite reread


(For my big list of book recommendations, including links to notes on some of the books mentioned above, click here.)

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