2009 Reading Material

Here is a working list of Books for my 2009 nightstand:

Fiction / Literature:
Oliver Twist by: Charles Dickens
Gulliver's Travels by: Jonathan Swift
Uncle Tom's Cabin by: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Heart of Darkness by: Joseph Conrad
The Other Side of the Dale by: Gervase Phinn
Shogun by: James Clavell
Possession by: A.S. Byatt
Jeeves by: P.G. Wodehouse
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by: David Wroblewski
Johnny Tremain (re-read) by Esther Forbes

History: (most of these go along with our homeschool study of the Early Presidents)
The Sovereignty and Goodness of God by: Mary Rowlandson (autobiography)
1776 (re-read) by: David McCullough
John Adams (re-read) by: David McCullough
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Founding Mothers by: Cokie Roberts
Abigail Adams
Common Sense by: Thomas Paine
Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson by: Alan Pell Crawford
James Madison: A Biography by: Ralph Ketcham
John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life by: Paul C. Negel
A Midwife's Tail: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary 1785-1812 by: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Other: Drama, Poetry
She Stoops to Conquer by: Oliver Goldsmith
Songs of Innocence and Experience by: William Blake
Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth
Selected Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems
What's Going On In There? by: Lise Eliot (about the brain's development in the first 5 years)

God in the White House by: Randall Balmer
For the Tough Times by: Max Lucado

and open for other suggestions ! ...


Mrs. Edwards said…
Looks like fun! I've read a few of these (Uncle Tom's Cabin, Johnny Tremain, John Adams, some of the poetry) but haven't read the majority of this list! P.G. Wodehouse is an author I've heard of but don't really know about. Heart of Darkness is a book that I've been meaning to read but keep forgetting to following through.

I hope you'll give us some updates!

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