Friday, December 30, 2011

Books in 2011: Part one

Below is a list of the books I read this year, compiled from memory and my library’s online loan history page. An asterisk appears before the titles of books I haven’t yet finished (some I started a looooong time ago!); all but one (the Grudem, of course) I plan to continue with in 2012.

I'm posting them for my sake rather than yours (my husband just asked, "Are you posting them just to make yourself look good?" - it's his job to keep me humble), and so that you can say, "Ooooh, I read that one this year too!" or, "Would you say this one's worth reading, then?" or, "So, how do you make your baby sleep?", if you want to.
Baby stuff/Motherhood                                                                                      
The Truth about Vaccines by Richard Halvorsen
The Panic Virus: Fear, Myth and the Vaccination Debate by Seth Mnookin
Deadly Choices: How the anti-vaccine movement threatens us all by Paul A. Offit
The Baby Sleep Book by William Sears
Baby Sleep by Andrea Grace
The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
The Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
Save Our Sleep by Tizzie Hall
Baby-Led Weaning by Gill Rapley
Instinctive Parenting by Ada Calhoun
Raising the Best Possible Child by Jo Jackson King
The Mighty Toddler by Robin Barker
Missing in Action: How Mothers Lose, Grieve and Retrieve their Sense of Self by Anne M. Smollon
The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood by Rachel Power
Christian living
The Praying Life by Paul Miller
*The Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight
*Scripture and the Authority of God by N. T. Wright
*The Church of Irresistible Influence by Robert Lewis with Rob Wilkins
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Rebel With a Cause by Franklin Graham
Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett
You'll be Sorry when I'm Dead by Marieke Hardy
All that Happened at Number 26 by Denise Scott
Enough Rope 4 with Andrew Denton
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Emergency Sex (and Other Desperate Measures) by Kenneth Cain
Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Too hard to categorise
One Red Paperclip by Kyle MacDonald
Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander
* Manhood by Steve Biddulph
Confessions from an Honest Wife by Sarah Zacharias Davis
Committed: A sceptic makes peace with marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Baby-proofing your Marriage by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill and Julia Stone
The role of women in the home and church                                             
Men and Women in the Church by Sarah Sumner
Beyond Sex Roles by Gilbert Bilezikian
Finally Feminist by John Stackhouse
How I Changed my Mind About Women in Leadership edited by Alan Johnson
*Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth by Wayne Grudem
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
The Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O'Malley
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
*Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis


  1. You'll have to tune in to Books in 2011: Part two to find out! (The answer is yes and no, depending on which chapter you're asking about.)