-- Books and Reviews

This page is always under construction. Titles with links will take you to blog posts where the book was mentioned or reviewed.

Read in 2013

--The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

--The Supper of the Lamb
by Robert Farrar Capon
--The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien (aloud with husband)

--The Faithful Wife by Sigrid Undset

--Why Us? How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
by James LeFanu

--The Archaeology of Home
by Katharine Greider

--The Other Walk
by Sven Birkerts
The Gutenberg Elegies
by Sven Birkerts

--The Cassoulet Saved our Marriage
edited by Grant & Harper

--Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

--Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh: Essential Writings edited by Gillian Crow

--God and Man by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

--The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

--The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton

--Mister God, This is Anna by Fynn

Read in 2012

--Between Heaven and Hell by Peter Kreeft

--The Spy Game by Georgina Harding

--The Art of Travel
by Alain de Botton

--The Big House by George Howe Colt

--Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones

--Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson (audio)

--The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

--Cousin Rosamund by Rebecca West

--This Real Night by Rebecca West

--Everywhere Present by Stephen Freeman

--Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle

--What Hearts by Bruce Brooks

--The Flight from Woman by Karl Stern

--Creators by Paul Johnson

--The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

--A Christian Ending by J. Mark & Elizabeth J. Barna

Read (or completed) in 2011

--The Presence of Mary by Alexander Schmemann

--The Spirit of God by Thomas Hopko

--Dust to Dust or Ashes to Ashes? by Alvin J. Schmidt

--Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann 

--Splendor in the Ordinary by Thomas Howard
--A Long Long Time Ago & Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka

--Nothing to Do But Stay by Carrie Young

--A Shine of Rainbows by Lillian Beckwith

--Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman

--The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West (read twice)

Read in 2010

--Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

--Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz

--Islam Encounters Christ by Nahed Mahmoud Metwalli

--So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger

--Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi 

--Remembering Laughter by Wallace Stegner

--The Singing Forest by Mortimer Batten

--Chicken Boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell

--The Way by Clark Carlton

--My Journey with Father Alexander by Juliana Schmemann

--Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil and another mention

--Among Friends by M.F.K. Fisher

--Sister Age by M.F.K. Fisher

--Mexifornia by Victor Davis Hanson   

--My Antonia by Willa Cather (on CD) another mention

--"Leaf by Niggle" by J.R.R. Tolkien

--The Raccoon and Mrs. McGinnis by Patricia Miles Martin

--Sea of Monsters by Ric Riordan

--Pilgrimage to Dzhvari by Valeria Alfeyeva

Read in 2009 

Best and Worst of 2009 
Three 2009 Lists

--For the Time Being by Annie Dillard another mention

--The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton 

--The End of Suffering by Scott Cairns 

--The Inner Kingdom by Met. Kallistos Ware 

-- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

--The Folding Cliffs by W.S. Merwin another mention

--Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful by Alan Paton

--Journey Continued by Alan Paton another mention

--Towards the Mountain by Alan Paton
--The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West

--Diary by Anaïs Nin (reviewed though not completed)

--The Winter Pascha by Fr. Thomas Hopko

--Long Ago in France by M.F.K. Fisher

--Mark of the Horse Lord by Rosemary Sutcliff

--At Large and Small by Anne Fadiman

--Creators by Paul Johnson

--How to Cook a Wolf by M.F.K. Fisher

--M.F.K. Fisher and Me by Jeannette Ferrary

--The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Esther Hautzig

--Bread and Water, Wine and Oil by Fr. Meletios Weber

--Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge

--Good and Faithful Servant (St. Innocent) by The University of Alaska

--Pig Tale by Verlyn Flieger

--Living With the Laird byBelinda Rathbone

--I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith