Books of 2014


January 3 The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
January 4 Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
January 11
Gone Girl by Gillian Flinn (I do not recommend this book)
January 12 Become the Confident Mom You’ve Always Wanted to Be by Susan Heid
January 14 Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
January 15 A Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paton Walsh
January 18 The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
January 20 The Beggars’ Bible by Louise A. Vernon
January 22 Read for the Heart: Whole Books for Wholehearted Families by Sarah Clarkson
January 24 How to Control Your Emotions, So They Don’t Control You by Brooke McGlothlin
January 25 The Canterbury Tales retold by Geraldine McCaughrean
January 26 Coraline by Neil Gaiman
January 31 The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

February 2 Five Little Peppers by Margaret Sydney
February 5 The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
February 7 Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World by Thomas Cahill
February 7 The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
February 8 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
February 8 A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
February 9 Become a Frugalista by Susan Heid
February 12 Never Stop Holding Hands: And Other Marriage Survival Tips by Shara Grylls
February 14 A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Dafoe
February 19 Deadly Disclosures by Julie Cave
February 20 Lord, Teach Me to Pray in Twenty-Eight Days by Kay Arthur
February 26 Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most by Brooke McGlothin
February 26 The Great Mortality by John Kelly

March 2 Wonder by R.J. Palacio
March 6 The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
March 7 Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
March 10 What a Son Needs from His Mother by Cheri Fuller
March 11 The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith H. Beer
March 11 Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg by Joann Johansen Burch
March 15 The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
March 17 The Master Key, an Electrical Fairy Tale by L. Frank Baum
March 19 Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
March 23 The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
March 24 My Escape from the Auto De Fe retold by William Timms
March 25 Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst
March 28 Isabel: Jewel of Castilla by Carolyn Meyer
March 29 Heaven is for Real by Lynn Vincent and Todd Burpo
March 31 Vasco da Gama: So Strong a Spirit by Patricia Calvert
March 31 The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

April 3 Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes
April 3 Learning to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope by Mary Beth Chapman
April 5 Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken
April 8 The Pastor’s Wife by Sabina Wurmbrand
April 12 A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens
April 15 Magic for Marigold by L.M. Montgomery
April 21 Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
April 22 In Praise of Folly by Desidirus Erasmus
April 27 Confessions of a Prayer Wimp by Mary Pierce
April 28 Luther: Biography of a Reformer by Frederick Nohl
April 29 The Betrayer’s Fortune: Menno Simons by Dave and Neta Jackson

May 3 Women of the Renaissance by Melissa Thomson and Ruth Dean
May 4 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
May 5 The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
May 6 Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less by S. J. Scott
May 7 The Enchanted Castle by Marc Secchia
May 7 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
May 9 Rich in Love: When God Rescues Messy People by Irene Garcia with Lissa Halls Johnson
May 9 Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
May 12 Cooking 101 for Kids by Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
May 14 The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
May 18 Jesus in the Present Tense by Warren Wiersbe
May 19 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller by E. L. Konigsburg
May 19 Abiding Love by Kimberly Taylor
May 21 In God’s Underground by Richard Wurmbrand
May 23 The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America by Mike McIntyre
May 24 Never Say Die: The Story of Gladys Aylward by Cyril Davis
May 30 Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel
May 31 Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring God’s Word in Your Home by Gloria Furman

June 1 The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O’Dell
June 2 The Giver by Lois Lowry
June 3 Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
June 4 Wife After God by Jennifer Smith
June 4 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
June 7 The Life of John Calvin by Theodore Beza
June 9 At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
June 10 Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
June 11 The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
June 11 Messenger by Lois Lowry
June 11 Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo
June 12 Son by Lois Lowry
June 14 Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
June 14 The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
June 15 Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World by Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons
June 20 Behind the Veils of Yemen by Audra Grace Spencer
June 21 The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
June 22 Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy by Jenny Nimmo
June 23 Abundant Joy by Kimberly Taylor
June 24 Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors by Jenny Nimmo
June 25 Charlie Bone and the Hidden King by Jenny Nimmo
June 25 So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
June 27 Charlie Bone and the Beast by Jenny Nimmo
June 28 Simply Homeschool, 2nd ed.: Have Less Fluff and Bear More Fruit by Karen DeBeus
June 30 God’s Word is Food by Kimberly Taylor
June 30 Heirs of the King by Warren Wiersbe

July 1 The Penguin History of Canada by Robert Bothwell
July 2 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
July 4 Charlie Bone and the Shadow by Jenny Nimmo
July 7 The Leopard Tree by Lisa Brochu and Tim Merriman
July 9 Raising a Daughter after God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George
July 15 Together: Growing Appetites for God by Carrie Ward
July 18 I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby
July 23 The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America by John Demos
July 24 Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
July 25 To Live is Christ by Beth Moore
July 26 The Crucified Life by A.W. Tozer
July 26 Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider
July 27 Four Perfect Pebbles: a Holocaust Story by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan

August 4 Mayflower by Nathan Philbrick
August 6 Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken
August 7 The Vikings by Elizabeth Janeway
*August 9 Beautiful in God’s Eyes by Elizabeth George
*August 10 Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life by Nick Vujicic
*August 12 Grow It, Build It, Save It! by Britni Ross
*August 12 The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
*August 16 On Teaching Writing by Jennifer Crider
*August 18 Humility: The Journey Toward Holiness by Andrew Murray
*August 19 A Layman Looks at the Love of God by W. Philip Keller
*August 23 Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm during the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
*August 23 Frugal Simplicity: 99 Ways to Declutter, Save Money, and Simplify Your Life by Sally Thomas
*August 24 Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
*August 26 Walking with Lincoln: Spiritual Strength from America’s Favorite President by Thomas Freiling
*August 27 Spirit-Controlled Temperament by Tim Lahaye
*August 27The Seven Laws of Teaching by Joh*n Milton Gregory
*August 31The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

*September 3 The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci and Other Documents Illustrative of his Career by Amerigo Vespucci and others
*September 3 Pedro’s Journal by Pam Conrad
September 4 Christopher Columbus: Discovery of the Americas by Clint Twist
September 6 A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
September 13 A Small Bit of Bread and Butter: Letters from the Dakota Territory 1832-1869 by Mary Ann Clark Longley Riggs and Maida L. Riggs
September 16 Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
September 17 Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins
September 23 Idols of the Heart by Elyse Fitzpatrick
September 25 The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
September 26 Taste for Truth by Barb Raveling

October 4 Desperate: Hope for Moms Who Need to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
October 5 Fun Loving You: Enjoying Your Marriage in the Midst of the Grind by Ted Cunningham
October 6 The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross by Nabeel T. Jabbour
October 9 A Well-Worn Path: Thirty-One Reflections for the Worshiping Heart by Dan Wilt
October 11 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
October 19 Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elizabeth Elliot
October 23 Gospel Meditations for Missions by various authors
October 23 Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda by Faith J. H. McDonnell and Grace Akallo
October 24 A Land as God Made It by James Horn
October 27 Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
October 29 Gregor and the Marks of Secre by Suzanne Collins
October 31 The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

November 4 Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight by Kasey Van Norman
November 12 To Be a Slave by Julius Lester
November 13 Crazy Love by Francis Chan
November 15 Pig in a Taxi and Other African Adventures by Suzanne Crocker
November 16 The Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales by Oscar Wilde
November 24 A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveler by Frances Mayes
November 26 Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
November 26 The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall and David Manuel
November 29 Aegis Rising by S. S. Segran

December 2 Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide
December 2 Gifts from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
December 3 Am I Messing Up My Kids? by Lisa TerKeurst
December 4 Becoming a Vessel God Can Use by Donna Partow
December 15 Celebrations of Faith by Randy Wilson
December 22 Slaying the Giants in Your Life by David Jeremiah
December 25 The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp
December 25
Escape by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer
December 26 Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott
December 27 Divergent by Veronica Roth
December 28 God and Gun by Peter Leavell
December 29 Murder in the Dark by Steve Demaree

In progress as of December 31
Be Encouraged by Warren Wiersbe
Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America by Edwin S. Gaustad
A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

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