Sunday, January 1, 2023

2022 Books Read


 I've finally updated my Goodreads account, so you are welcome to find me there, too.

Compared to other years, this was a fairly light year for reading for me.  I kept up with my Well Read Mom book club.  I did read aloud a couple of books to my kids.  I finished the Wingfeather Saga, at the request of my daughter.  I was glad I did.  After getting past the silliness of the first book, I was able to really enjoy the rest of the series.  I read a couple of the early books from my high schoolers Socratic book club.  And I read a couple of books I really wanted to read outside of have to's, and I really enjoyed them.

January

The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O'Conner (WRM)

He did not believe that he himself was formed in the image and likeness of God but that Bishop was he had no doubt. -p. 113

February

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Re-read, WRM)

She had looked her duty courageously in the face and found it a friend -- as duty ever is when we meet it frankly. - p. 362

March

A Memory for Wonders by Mother Veronica Namoyo (WRM)

And at the same time, with a cry of wonder in my heart, I knew that all this beauty was created. I knew God. -p. 30

April

A City of Bells by Elizabeth Goudge

A bookseller...is the link between mind and mind, the feeder of the hungry, very often the binder up of wounds. - p. 118

A Grief Observed by CS Lewis

For in grief nothing 'stays put'. One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? - p. 680

June

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (WRM)

But it dimly occurred to the mother that in her anguish and sorrow and love, each time the fruit of sin had ripened to sorrow, that was when her earthbound and willful soul managed to capture a trace of the heavenly light. -p. 1068

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (Read Aloud)

Leaf by Niggle by JRR Tolkien (Read Aloud)

North or be Eaten: Wingfeather 2 by Andrew Peterson

He moved through the days in peace and wonder, for his whole story had been told for the first time, and he found that he was still loved. -p. 323

July

The Monster in the Hollows: Wingfeather 3 by Andrew Peterson

Your borders may be fortified, your Durgans may be ruthless, and your precious fruit may be safe, but your fear has left you as twisted as that beast on the floor... I tell you, today you lost your love for truth and fled into the arms of fear. -p. 283

The Warden and the Wolf King: Wingfeather 4 by Andrew Peterson

Sometimes a story is the only way back from the darkness. - p. 255

When you run out of hope, everything is backward. Your heart wants the opposite of what it needs. -p. 477 

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (WRM, Socratic)

The Faith, in that wild frontier, is like a buried treasure; they guard it, but they do not know how to use it to their soul's salvation. -p. 207

A Man Cleansed by God by John E. Beahn

If Rome's legionnaires could not destroy the Church by crucifying Jesus, Patrick, these barbarians cannot do it by destroying Christians or their churches. -p. 144

September

Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin (Socratic)

That is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from all injury, but from all terror, doubt, and division. -p. 77

Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

November

A Book of Angels by Marigold Hunt (Read Aloud)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte (WRM)

If it be the will of God that we should sow in tears now, it is only that we may rep in joy hereafter. -p. 274

Phillipians: Bible (Read Aloud)

Two Old Men by Leo Tolstoy (WRM)

But he now understood that the best way to keep one's vows to God and to do His will, is for each man while he lives to show love and do good to others. -p. 145

Two Old Women by Velma Wallis (WRM)

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