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Thursday, December 27, 2018

2018 Book List

Well, Dear Diary, here's my booklist for the year.
A bit more fiction than in recent years.
It's been a lovely change,
and I am currently back in love
with D.E. Stevenson.
The last four of hers read were marvelous,
and there are two more on hold at the library,
so it looks like 2019's booklist will begin brightly!


A list of books read in 2018

Art by Vanessa Bell

January 2018
1.  Wounded by Love, the Life and Wisdom of Saint Porphyrios

February 2018
2.  Great Lent, Alexander Schmemann

March 2018
3.  30 Steps to Heaven: The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Vassilios Papavassiliou
4.  The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Saint John Climacus

April 2018
5.  The Lenten Triodion, Mother Mary and Kallistos Ware, translators
6.  The Lenten Triodion Supplement, Mother Mary and Kallistos Ware, translators

May 2018
7.  The Door in the Wall, Marguerite di Angeli
8.  We Shall See Him as He Is, Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov)

June 2018 - none

July 2018 
9.    Driving Miss Norma, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
10.  The Half-Crown House, Helen Ashton (Jordan)
11.  The Mandelbaum Gate, Muriel Spark
12.  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande
13.  Bricks and Mortar, Helen Ashton (Jordan)

August 2018
14.  Carl Larsson's Home,  Family and Farm, (Carl Larsson's paintings)
15.  The Magic Apple Tree, Susan Hill
16.  Kirie, Pirie and Kalikoolin's Pipe, Edward Maze and Percy MacMahon
17.  Dr. Serocold, Helen Ashton (Jordan)
18.  Emma: A Modern Retelling, Alexander McCall Smith
19.  Christ is in Our Midst, Father John
20.  My Italian Bulldozer, Alexander McCall Smith

September 2018
21.  Trains and Lovers, Alexander McCall Smith
22.  The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge
23.  Linnets and Valerians, Elizabeth Goudge
24.  Smokey House, Elizabeth Goudge
25.  The Blue Hills (Henrietta's House), Elizabeth Goudge
26.  The Sister of the Angels, Elizabeth Goudge

October and November - no books completed

December 2018
27.  Katherine Wentworth, D.E. Stevenson
28.  The Wedding of Katherine Wentworth, D.E. Stevenson
29.  Amberwell, D.E. Stevenson
30.  Summerhills, D.E. Stevenson
31.  A Christmas Book, Elizabeth Goudge


  1. Hi dear Sara - so glad you've reorganized and I can comment again! This new bright page is lovely and your book list awesome. I keep forgetting to keep a list and then have a hard time recalling my recent reads when people ask me! I note the two Alexander McCall Smith books - did you enjoy them? I've only read his #1 Ladies Detective Agency Series . . . . . . which I love of course.
    Hope all well in your area regarding wildfires - my recently discovered second cousin in Redding, CA lost her home and everything in it to the horrendous Carr Fire - all so very, very sad.

    Enjoy the week Sara, hope to see you here often.
    Figs not so good this year, not good weather all summer and not enough to bother with jam - but still using the cookbook and making a few desserts!
    Mary x

  2. I will change your address in my feeds. I completely understand.

  3. It looks very pretty Sara. I wonder if you might add a follower button?

  4. Quite a varied collection of books. I should keep a list but somehow never do. I'm half way through several books at once right now. Happy new year to you Sara!

  5. Hi Sara,I can see that lots of reading took place. Every year I say I am going to keep a list but I am never that organized. I loved looking at that collection of Christmas stories from your last post. Hoping to get south and see you in 2019.

  6. Well now I know which Sara you are! And it looks like your list is a lot theology and a sprinkling of fiction and non fiction? That would be mine.

    1. Yes, there was a time when it was mostly fiction, but the past several years I've come to love theology....just getting back into a bit more fiction these days.

  7. Well now I know which Sara you are! And it looks like your list is a lot theology and a sprinkling of fiction and non fiction? That would be mine.