About the Books


Our everlasting gratitude goes out to the Pikes Peak Library District, which provides us with many hours of entertainment, as well as fodder for this blog.  It’s a fantastic library district with fourteen regular branches and a fifteenth mobile branch so that they might get more books to more people.  We figure our family alone has bought a branch with our fines.  Though that is not the recommended way, we do encourage supporting your local library.  Public libraries are the hallmark of a truly great civilization, free education for everyone and anyone.  Please help them grow.

Currently Reading

  • Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren

Previously Read

Book List (in no particular order)

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
  • Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron by Jasper Fforde
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
  • The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
  • The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
  • “The Call of Cthulhu” by H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
  • The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  • Yvain, or The Knight with the Lion by Chrétien de Troyes, trans. by Ruth Harwood Cline
  • A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Tapestry: The Hound of the Rowan by Henry H. Neff
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Storm Front (the Dresden Files, Book 1) by Jim Butcher
  • Coriolanus by Shakespeare
  • Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  • Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman
  • Triple Identity by Haggai Carmon
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Fablehaven (Fablehaven Series, Book 1) by Brandon Mull
  • The Coming of Dragons (Darkest Age Series, Book 1) by A. J. Lake
  • Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye by Kaza Kingsley
  • Pillage by Obert Skye
  • The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda
  • Gregor the Overlander (The Underland Chronicles, Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • Kraken by China Miéville

3 responses to “About the Books

  1. Diane

    May 27, 2010 at 10:06 am

    ah…I got it…it doesn’t work in the email, but it works when you come directly to the page….

    love both the intros!!

  2. Pam

    June 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Do you guys like any of the Russian authors? I have read War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov. They are all wonderful and I highly recommend them if you ever get the chance.
    Love ya guys,

    • rjlouise

      June 3, 2010 at 8:37 am

      I would not be surprised if we got there eventually. We both felt it important to read classics, so I’m sure we’ll make it to the Russian ones eventually! Love you, too, and thanks!


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