2011 Reading Plan
I love a new year with all the new possibilities! What ranks highest on my list, though, are the new books just waiting to be read.
Yesterday, I wrote about the highlights of my 2010 Reading Plan. Today, I’m going to share an overview of my 2011 Reading Plan.
I’ve divided my reading plan into six categories – Teaching, Classics, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Frugality,and Children’s Fiction. This helps me to be a more well-rounded reader.
I won’t give you my whole list as I’m sure to add as the year goes along. For now, here are the highlights. Rather than summarizing them all, I’ll provide links to all of these books on Amazon if you want to read more. Would you like to read some of these with me?
In the area of teaching, I am going to finish reading No! Why Children of All Ages Need to Hear It and How Parents Can Say It by David Walsh. I started these book many times and this is the year I’m going to finish it, especially since David Walsh is one of the speakers at LEA. I also have The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Effect on Our Children by James Steye in my stack. .
In the area of classics, I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This one is for book club and I’m halfway through this one already. I also want to finish the Anne of Green Gables Series by LM Montgomery. I have two done and six to go!
My non-fiction pile has some interesting biographies. I plan to read Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush and Decision Points by George W. Bush. I also plan to finish Going Rogue by Sarah Palin and No Atheists in Foxholes: Reflections and Prayers from the Front by Chaplain Patrick McLaughlin. The last one has taken me awhile to read, as it was too emotional for me to read while my brother-in-law was deployed.
I have a great list of frugal books that I am excited to read and review for you! This list includes Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy, Save Big by Elisabeth Leamy and The Complete Tightwad Gazzette by Amy Dacyczyn. Every month, I will share a new frugal book review with you.
My fiction list will once again be the longest. I regularly browse the library shelves and pick up any book that catches my eye. For now, I am eager to start by reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen and Naomi and Her Daughters by Walter Wangerin.
I began with teaching professional books and will end with teaching books for my students. My list includes The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards (Yes, Maria of Sound of Music fame!) and The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo.
Those are just some of the books on my 2011 reading list. I read 97 books last year so this year, I’m aiming to read 100 books!
What books are you reading? Do you have some suggestions for my reading list?
If you haven’t read The Hiding Place, that is one of my favorite, favorite books. 🙂 I’ve read it over 6 times. Powerful. And not a hard read.
Thanks, Alicia! I have read it but it’s been years. It might indeed be time to read it again!
Can you remind me of the title of that book about reading aloud to children? You mentioned it at book club.
Certainly! It’s “The Read-Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease. It’s an excellent read!
Add The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It was a super quick read but very sweet story. I really enjoyed it and I think you will too.
The title alone has intrigued me. Thanks for the recommendation, Leslie!