2011 Reading Log

  1. 1 is One by Tasha Tudor. 1/10
  2. 21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey by Patrick O'Brian. 6/14
  3. 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola. 10/12
  4. A

  5. ABC-3D by Marion Bataille. 4/21
  6. The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág. 4/18
  7. The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon by Mini Gray. 8/1
  8. After the Rain by Norma Fox Mazer. 3/3
  9. Alexander and the wind-up mouse by Leo Lionni. 1/10
  10. All Falling Down by Gene Zion. 7/29
  11. Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald. 12/6
  12. Alphabet City by Stephen Johnson. 6/10
  13. Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas. 11/29
  14. The Amazing Bone by William Steig. 7/19
  15. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman. 5/12
  16. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish. 5/10
  17. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy. 11/23
  18. Anatole and the Cat by Eve Titus, pictures by Paul Galdone. 5/1
  19. Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird. 11/29
  20. Animalia by Graeme Base. 6/21
  21. Animals of the Bible by Helen Dean Fish. 6/13
  22. Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles. 1/10
  23. Antietam: A Novel by James Reasoner. 9/29
  24. Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals by Fritz Eichenberg. 6/16
  25. April's Kittens by Clare Turlay Newberry. 1/10
  26. Are We There Yet? : A Journey Around Australia by Alison Lester. 5/26
  27. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. 5/14
  28. Arrow to the Sun; A Pueblo Indian Tale by Gerald McDermott. 1/17
  29. Asterix the Gaul [Astérix le Gaulois] by René Goscinny. 5/27
  30. Astro Boy Volume 1 by Tezuka Osamu. 6/24
  31. The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket. 2/27
  32. Avocado Baby by John Burningham. 1/10
  33. B

  34. The Baby's Catalog by Janet Ahlberg, Allan Ahlberg. 9/12
  35. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. 1/25
  36. A Bad Case Of Stripes by David Shannon. 6/14
  37. Belling The Tiger by Mary Stolz. 12/19
  38. The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman. 5/13
  39. The Big Snow by Berta Hader. 6/4
  40. Black and White by David Macaulay. 12/11
  41. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy. 3/3
  42. Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O'Brian. 6/8
  43. Blueberries For Sal by Robert Mccloskey. 4/18
  44. Bones in the Attic by Robert Bernard. 1/7
  45. Boris Gudonov by Alexander Pushkin. 5/15
  46. Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers by John Burningham. 8/2
  47. Bridget and the Moose Brothers by Pija Lindenbaum. 8/4
  48. C

  49. Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell. 6/6
  50. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. 8/15
  51. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket. 7/7
  52. Casey At the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 by Ernest L. Thayer, Christopher Bing. 7/20
  53. The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lillian Jackson Brown. 11/04
  54. The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lillian Jackson Brown. 4/15
  55. The Cat Who Sang for the Birds by Lillian Jackson Brown. 2/8
  56. The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lillian Jackson Brown. 2/17
  57. The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lillian Jackson Brown. 5/3
  58. The Cat Who Went Up a Creek by Lillian Jackson Brown. 6/6
  59. A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. 7/27
  60. Chancellorsville by James Reasoner. 11/29
  61. Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow. 7/27
  62. Clarice Bean,That’s Me by Lauren Child. 8/23
  63. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. 5/14
  64. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judie Barrett. 4/18
  65. Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson. 12/19
  66. The Commodore by Patrick O'Brian. 4/25
  67. Complete Sonnets by William Shakespeare. 8/25
  68. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee. 6/2
  69. Crow Boy by Taro Yashima. 7/19
  70. D

  71. Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther. 12/20
  72. The Desert Is Theirs by Byrd Baylor. 9/29
  73. The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein. 12/23
  74. Dorothy And the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum. 4/30
  75. Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields. 6/18
  76. E

  77. Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg, Allan Ahlberg. 8/3
  78. Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep by Eleanor Farjeon. 12/17
  79. The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum. 7/22
  80. Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce. 7/9
  81. The End by Lemony Snicket. 7/30
  82. The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket. 4/18
  83. Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War by Gene Hackman, Daniel Lenihan. 12/10
  84. Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. 1/17
  85. F

  86. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. 2/24
  87. Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. 9/10
  88. Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. 6/13
  89. Flotsam by David Wiesner. 10/20
  90. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy. 8/9
  91. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Peter Spier. 12/6
  92. Frédéric by Leo Lionni. 7/9
  93. Free Fall by David Wiesner. 11/10
  94. Freight Train by Donald Crews. 12/5
  95. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel. 5/19
  96. Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. 5/18
  97. Frog Went a-Courtin' by John Langstaff, Feodor Rojankovsky. 5/30
  98. G

  99. The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord. 12/3
  100. Go, Dog, Go by PD Eastman. 6/19
  101. Gorilla by Anthony Browne. 8/5
  102. Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier. 12/10
  103. Green Eyes by Abe Birnbaum 12/5
  104. The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang. 9/30
  105. The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket. 7/22
  106. Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull. 12/4
  107. H

  108. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham. 7/13
  109. Hawk, I'm Your Brother by Byrd Baylor. 8/17
  110. Henry and Amy: (Right-Way-Round and Upside Down) by Stephen Michael King. 12/15
  111. Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine. 4/30
  112. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. 6/26
  113. The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket. 6/21
  114. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. 6/11
  115. The Hundred Days by Patrick O'Brian. 5/21
  116. I

  117. I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child. 8/16
  118. If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss. 5/21
  119. In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow. 2/15
  120. Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni. 12/10
  121. It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale by Margot Zemach. 11/09
  122. J

  123. Jamberry by Bruce Degen. 12/3
  124. Jamela's Dress by Niki Daly. 9/9
  125. The Jolly Pocket Postman by Janet Ahlberg. 12/2
  126. Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin. 4/6
  127. Juanita by Leo Politi. 12/18
  128. The Judge: An Untrue Tale by Harve Zemach. 11/10
  129. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. 4/18
  130. K

  131. Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull. 12/29
  132. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood. 9/22
  133. Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes. 5/1
  134. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems. 12/14
  135. L

  136. Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller. 5/2
  137. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. 12/19
  138. Linnea in Monet's Garden by Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson. 7/21
  139. The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson. 9/8
  140. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood. 10/02
  141. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 8/27
  142. Lon Po Po by Ed Young. 11/29
  143. M

  144. Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans. 7/18
  145. The Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy. 7/25
  146. Manassas by James Reasoner. 9/11
  147. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. 4/3
  148. Mary Poppins by PL Travers. 1/3
  149. The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket. 2/17
  150. Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall. 6/18
  151. Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book by Muriel L. Feelings, Tom Feelings. 7/19
  152. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. 6/17
  153. Mother Goose by Tasha Tudor. 7/28
  154. The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber. 7/26
  155. Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham. 9/12
  156. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe. 12/19
  157. N

  158. Nana by Émile Zola. 12/18
  159. The Napping House by Audrey Wood. 11/09
  160. Nexus Point by Jaleta Clegg by 11/02
  161. Noah's Ark by Peter Spier. 5/20
  162. Not So Fast Songolo by Niki Daly. 8/6
  163. The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O'Brian. 1/27
  164. O

  165. Once Upon a Potty (Girl) by Alona Frankel. 6/23
  166. One More River by John Galsworthy. 8/10
  167. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. 6/17
  168. Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum. 4/13
  169. P

  170. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch. 12/17
  171. The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum. 8/16
  172. The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket. 7/25
  173. Peter in Blueberry Land by Elsa Beskow. 7/31
  174. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. 2/18
  175. A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill, Evaline Ness. 7/29
  176. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. 6/17
  177. R

  178. The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico. 9/3
  179. The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce. 7/19
  180. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket. 2/3
  181. Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull 11/22
  182. The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-45, v.1. 8/7, v.2. 9/22 by John Willard Toland
  183. The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum. 7/6
  184. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. 8/19
  185. S

  186. The Scarecrow of Oz by Baum. 8/28
  187. Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4) by Brandon Mull. 12/14
  188. Sector 7 by David Wiesner. 11/29
  189. Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young. 12/6
  190. Shiloh by James Reasoner. 9/17
  191. Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson. 10/02
  192. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon. 6/5
  193. The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket. 7/16
  194. Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman. 6/13
  195. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. 12/17
  196. Stonefather by Orson Scott Card. 8/17
  197. The Storm Book by Charlotte Zolotow. 9/28
  198. The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack, Kurt Wiese. 12/17
  199. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola. 12/7
  200. Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson. 5/8
  201. Swimmy by Leo Lionni. 4/21
  202. T

  203. The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh. 11/29
  204. That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child. 11/11
  205. The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O'Brian. 1/5
  206. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner. 7/19
  207. Tic Tok of Oz by Baum. 8/22
  208. Tinkers by Paul Hardng. 3/10
  209. The Truelove by Patrick O'Brian. 3/10
  210. Two Forsyte Interludes: A Silent Wooing; Passers by by John Galsworthy. 8/19
  211. U

  212. Umbrella by Taro Yashima. 7/11
  213. Up in the Tree by Margaret Atwood. 7/22
  214. Utterly Me Clarice Bean by Lauren Child. 10/24
  215. V

  216. Vicksburg by James Reasoner. 12/19
  217. The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket. 5/8
  218. W

  219. War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card. 8/23
  220. When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor, Tom Bahti. 7/12
  221. When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant, Diane Goode. 12/19
  222. When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry... by Molly Bang. 7/30
  223. Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky by Elphinstone Dayrell -- 12/1
  224. The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket. 2/9
  225. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce. 1/11
  226. The Wine Dark Sea by Patrick O'Brian. 4/8
  227. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. 6/8
  228. Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce. 3/23
  229. The Woman at the Well by Ann Chamberlin. 10/28
  230. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. 3/17
  231. Y

  232. The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O'Brian. 5/12
  233. Yonie Wondernose by Marguerite De Angeli. 12/3
Author Comments: 

2011 Goals

- Read 200 books in 2011 (Pace: COMPLETED!)

- Continue reading winners of the Pulitzer Prize Award for Fiction (progress is consistent)

- Continue reading the full Richard F. Burton translation of One Thousand Nights and a Night (progress is slow)

- Continue listening to the audiobook recording of the Aubrey/Maturin Series (progress is excellent)

- Complete Lillian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who" series (progress is good)

- Begin reading more children's books. They are a delight to the mind and to the heart.

2010 Successes

- 55 book read in 2010

- More than halfway through the Pulitzer Prize list of 84 (soon to be 85) books -- http://pulitzerproject.blogspot.com/

- Two volumes of the Burton translation completed this year for a total of 4 out of 16

- More than halfway through the Aubrey/Maturin series of 21 books. Sadly, there will be no more of these.

- Having read most of "The Cat Who" series last year, only 10 titles are left, unless Ms Braun publishes another.

Wisdom

I must remember that not all reading pleasure comes from reading from the innumerable lists of "best" books.

I am moving the full extent of my books (read, reading and planning to read) from Shelfari (who has sold out to Amazon) to http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4985011?shelf=currently-reading

Cloned From: 

With a new goal of reading more children's books, it is appropriate that the first book I finish in 2011 is a children's book -- Mary Poppins -- which I had never read.

I like your goals/successes/wisdom comments. I'd like to borrow the idea for my reading log, do you mind?
Mimicry is the highest form of compliment... :D

Do feel free, misscurly! I wondered if anyone had actually read them. I'm pleased to know someone took the time to read my musings. And not only enjoyed them, but found the idea useful, too.