Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Book List 2008

Here are my selections which I am at liberty of changing at any given point and time. I will be checking them off my list one by one and maybe commenting on them as the year progresses.

Oprah Book Club List
1/ A Million Little Pieces, James Frey
2/ Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
3/ The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve
4/ The Road, Cormac McCarthy
5/ House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus III
6/ The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
7/ Midwives, Chris Bohjalian
8/ The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett

First in a Series
1/ A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton
2/ The Bone Collector, Jeffrey Deaver
3/ The Dark Tower, Stephen King
4/ Heaven's Wager, Ted Dekker
5/ The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, Lilian Jackson Braun
6/ Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
7/ Pretties, Scott Westerfield (2nd of series)
8/ Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour, Scott Westerfield

Childhood Favorites
1/ "Oz" Series, L. Frank Baum
2/ Peppermints in the Parlor, Barbara Brooks Wallace
3/ The Peril of Peppermints, Barbara Brooks Wallace
4/ Charlotte's Web, E. B. White
5/ A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
6/ Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
7/ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
8/ Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis

1/ Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
2/ The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
3/ A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
4/ The World Without Us, Alan Weisman
5/ The Sky People, S.M. Stirling
6/ Why Moms Are Weird, Pamela Ribon
7/ The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
8/ The Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks

Personal Need Books
1/ YOU: The Owner's Manual, Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet Oz
2/ Skinny Bitch, Kim Barnouin
3/ Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook
4/ The Lucky Shopping Manual, Andrea Linett
5/ Organizing from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern
6/ Love & Respect, Emerson Eggerichs
7/ Parenting with Love and Logic, Foster W. Cline
8/ The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word, Joyce Meyer

Books which have inspired movies
1/ The Cider House Rules, John Irving
2/ Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
3/ Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
4/ P.S. I Love You, Cecilia Ahearn
5/ I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
6/ Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe, Fannie Flagg
7/ Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
8/ The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger

1/ Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, Jane Ed.D. Nelsen
2/ How to Raise a Brighter Child, Joan Beck
3/ Born to Learn, Carole S. Rhodes
4/ American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Nutrition
5/ Baby Sing and Sign, Anne Meeker-Miller
6/ 1,2,3, Cook For Me, Karin Knight
7/ The Five Love Languages of Children, Gary Chapman
8/ Toddler 411, Denise Fields

Biographies & Memoirs
1/ The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
2/ Marley & Me, John Grogan
3/ Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom
4/ A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
5/ Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, Peggy Vincent
6/ The Year of Living Biblically, A. J. Jacobs
7/ 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life, Don Piper
8/ Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis


meganwalle said...

When do you plan on reading all of these? Between baby-making practice? haha. Just kidding. If you read any you like let me know, I always need a good book!

AnnieMeeker said...

I am so honored to have my book included on your parenting picks. I hope you will have time to read it - and listen to my songs for babies. You sound like one awesome little mama. Best, Anne (Meeker Miller), author of BABY SING & SIGN and mama of three cool boys

Meshellyn said...

Anne, I took your class here in KC and loved it. My Baby Girl has not quite started signing yet, but we're still working with her. We've also made some of the homemade toys, and they are some of her favorites! And we sing Clap-Clap-Clap Your Hands constantly throughout the day :P

Anonymous said...

I would add "The Lord of Birth" by Jennifer Vanderlaan to your list. Its an excellent study of pregnancy/childbirth from a Christian perspective, and I believe it might be helpful to you as an L&D nurse.