What We Read in 2011

Here is our reading list from 2011. Its fairly accurate, but I think a lot of the children's school books didn't get entered. We did count "twaddle" this year, but that will be a debatable subject for the upcoming year.

Twaddle: trivial or foolish writing

I'm still happy that my family read over 117 books to accumulate almost 20,000 pages read for the year. I will have you know, that they are very excited that we kept these records because now they are aggressively attempting to boost their reading numbers up, up, up! BTW, you have to FINISH the book to have it counted for the year. This is both a blessing and a curse, especially when so many of us (me) start books and can't quite get them finished by year's end...
The Count:
Family 758 pages
Dad 5,698 pages
Mom 3,650 pages
Belle 6,968 pages
Boy 1,935 pages
Sis 328 pages

Ask us about something we read and we'll be glad to tell you what we thought of it!

07/29/11 Peril and Peace M & B Winthrow Church History 222
11/01/11 Withhold Not Correction Ray Bruce Parenting 140

Twice Freed Patricia St. John Historical Fiction 190

God King Joanne Williamson Historical Fiction 206

07/04/11 By This Standard Greg Bahnsen Theonomy 254
10/17/11 Knowing God J.I. Packer Theology Proper 287
07/01/11 City Chicks Patricia Foreman Household 464
07/01/11 Keeping Chickens Michael Hatcher Household 125
07/01/11 The Revolution Ron Paul Politics 167
07/26/11 The Sovereignty of God A.W. Pink Calvinism 261
07/27/11 Spiritual Parenting C. H. Spurgeon Parenting 175
08/06/11 Augustine's Confessions: A Biography Garry Wills History 148
08/08/11 Biblical Economics in Comics Vic Lockman Economics 120
08/14/11 Postmillenialism Made Easy Kenneth Gentry Eschatology 153
09/03/11 Every Thought Captive J. R. Pratt Apologetics 142
09/19/11 The Gospel According to Rome James McCarthy Apologetics 390
09/28/11 Discerning Truth Jason Lisle Apologetics 135
09/29/11 A Weed in the Church Scott Brown Discipleship 300
10/30/11 Understanding Dispensationalists Vern Polythress Theology/Hermeneutics 137
10/04/11 Pulpit Crimes James White Hermenutics 156
11/27/11 Holy Scripture: The Ground and Pillar Vol I David King Sola Scriptura 301
12/04/11 Disciplines of a Godly Family K & B Hughes Discipleship 245

Aladdin and Other Tales of the Arabian Nights N. J. Dawood Fiction 201
12/11/11 The Boxcar Children #1 Gertrude Warner Children's 154
12/30/11 Unconditional Surrender Gary North Dominion 341
12/31/11 The Holy Bible


Cut your Grocery Bill in Half Economides Domestic 272

Joy Brownbeck Spirituality 112

Idols of the Heart Fitzpatrick Spirituality 240

Toward the Setting Sun Mary O'Brien History 112

Loving the Little Years Rachael Jancovich Parenting 104

Food is your best medicine Henry G. Bieler Healthy Eating 256

Start Fresh Florence Tyler Healthy Eating 160

Dancing With My Father Sally Clarkson Spirituality 224

A Promise Kept Robertson McQuillken Spirituality 96

Indian Captive Lois Lenski History 264

Alone Yet Not Alone Tracy Leininger History 201

Large Family Logistics Brenneman Household 318

Organize Simplicity Tsh Oxenreider Household 249

The Holy Bible (ESV)


Sugar Creek Gang Books 1-19 Paul Hutchens Children's 2032

The Kings Daughter J. E. White Spirituality 224

Number the Stars Lois Lowry History

Eragon Christopher Paolini Fiction 497

Elsie's Holiday Martha Finley Children's 234

Elsie's Womanhood Martha Finley Children's 343

Elsie's Girlhood Martha Finley Children's 371

Alone Yet Not Alone Tracy Leininger History 201

Men of Iron Howard Pile Historical Fiction 180

Bible Smuggler Louis A. Vernon History 137

Ink on His Fingers Louis A. Vernon History 127

Aladdin and Other Tales of the Arabian Nights N. J. Dawood Fiction 201

Ten Girls Who Didn't Give In Irene Howat History 157

Dr. Oma Ethel Herr Historical Fiction 197

Medieval Myth's Legends and Songs
Literature 32

God's Marvels in Washington
Science 304

Stories of Beowulf H. E. Marshall Literature 88

Son of Charlemagne Barbara Willard Literature 208

Canterbury Tales Barbara Cohen Literature 104

The Second Mrs. Giaconda E.L. Konigsburg Literature 160

The Renaissance Alison Cole History 64

The Story of Europe H. E. Marshall History 152

Explorers Who Got Lost Diane Sansavere History 126

Poetry for Young People William Shakespeare Poetry 47

My Side of the Mountain Jean George Fiction 177

Riki Tiki Tavi
Fiction 42

The Bible in the Wall H. J. D. Children's 58

Gerrit and His Dog
Children's 83

The Weed with an Ill Name
Children's 110

Godly Heros of the Past Sharon See Children's 103

Jill's Red Bag Amy Lefeuvre Lamplighter 209

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain Literature 238

The Picture Bible New Testament Comic 240

Secrets of Drune Tony Abatt

Mummies in the Morn MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 65

Pirates Past Noon MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 67

Afternoon in Amazon MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 67

Day of the Dragon MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 68

Twisters on Tuesday MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 70

Buffalo Before Break MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 77

Dino before Dark MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 68

Vacation under Volcano MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 74

Teddy's Button LeFeuvre Lamplighter 152

Hour Olympics MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 70

Sunset Sabertooth MTH Mary Pope Osborne Children's 68

Thunderstorm in the Church Louise a Vernon Literature 132

I Juan De'Pareja Elizabeth de Trevino Literature 180

The Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pile Literature 179

Fine Print Joahn Branch Literature

Tale of King Arthur Felicity Brooks

The Middle Ages Mary Quigles


Green Eggs & Ham Dr. Seuss Children's

Helping Mother Landis Children's 30

God Gives Us Work See Children's 30

Morning on the Farm Rudolph Children's 30

Anne of Green Gables (abriged) L. M. Montgomery Children's 174

Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles Jane O'Connor Children's 32

Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On Jane O'Connor Children's 32


  1. Wow! I love how you guys kept track of your books. I'll keep this in mind for when our kids are older.

    And I really like Belle's new name!

  2. Fabulous! And inspiring :) Thanks for posting!!
    (But seriously, Mr. Pilot, when in the world do you have time to read?!)

  3. I would love to know what Boy's favorite book was (what he would recommend to my boys)! Thanks!
    And an extra kudos to Guys ~~ that is a stunning amount of pages read :D

  4. Sorry for the delayed response, Boy says "I, Juan De'Pareja" was his very favorite book last year... And Mr. Pilot reads at night, and in the morning, and while he is between flights at work. :~))


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