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2011 Books

I don't think I am going to get through the books I am currently reading before the end of the year. So, I will post these here. Not as many books this year, but many of them were the finishing up of The Well-Educated Mind list. So, they were TOMES and very difficult reads!

TWEM = The Well-Educated Mind
BABES = Book Babes - my monthly book club that I have been in since January 2001
DAMES = Book Dames - my bimonthly book club that is an offshoot of Babes and reads classics (inaugurated in June of 2005)

1. A Distant Mirror by Tuchman (TWEM)

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Womersley-TWEM)
3. TrueFaced: Trust God and Others with Who You Really Are
4. Democracy in America (Heffner-TWEM)
5. The Road to Wigan Pier (TWEM)
6. The Last Lecture (Babes)
7. All the President's Men (TWEM)
8. The Runner's Field Manual
9. The Blindside (Babes)

10. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (TWEM)

11. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (TWEM)
12. A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, 1785-1812. (TWEM)

13. A Painted House (Babes)

14. Light on Snow (Babes)

15. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Babes)

16. Theophostic Prayer Ministry Basic Manual Revised

17. TPM Ministry Demonstration Training

18. TPM Ministry Student Workbook

19. Leadership Essentials

20. Images of God for Young Children

21. The End of History and the Last Man (TWEM)

22. Treasure Island (Dames)
23. Roll, Jordan, Roll (TWEM)
24. All Creatures Great and Small (Babes)
25. Blink of an Eye (Babes)
26. Wives and Daughters (Dames)
27. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Babes)
28. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Babes-Amazing)
29. Year of Fog (Babes)
30. The New England Mind: Colony to Province (TWEM)
31. The Christ of the Indian Road
32. The Divine Conspiracy (May have just been three chapters for our ministry but a post in 2012 here says I read it twice by then!)
33. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (Babes)
34. Bold Spirit: Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America (Babes)
35. The Gulag Archipelago (TWEM)
36. A Voice in the Wind (Babes)
37. Little Princes (Babes)
38. American Nightingale (Babes)
39. Runaway Bunny
40. Rim of the Prairie (Babes)
41. Left to Tell
42. Handel's Messiah: Comfort for God's People
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