2011 Quarter 1 Reads

Below are the books I read in the first quarter 2011, with links to reviews where available. My goal was to read from my shelves, and I somewhat succeeded. I will continue to read books from my shelves. I’ll let you know about my upcoming plan next week.

I do intend to finish For Whom the Bell Tolls before the end of the month. I’ll count it in the next quarter round up, though. I’m currently caught up on reviews, so I’m at a good “round up” point.


I did a really good job of reading from my shelves this month. There are no library books on my “read books” list.


I did okay this month. I did check out Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from the library, and I also downloaded the text of a Persephone book (Round About a Pound a Week) for Persephone Weekend.


I fell off the bandwagon this month. Less than half of these reads (3 of the 7) were from my shelves; the others came from either the library or from online public domain copies.

Children’s Books Reviewed

These are the children’s books I reviewed in this quarter.

One to the coming months! I aim for more world literature, or at least one book a month from a country other than America or England.

About the author 

Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  1. Came across your site while looking around the web for “Death Comes For The Archbishop” (hence via the Classics Reading Group on wordpress).

    I also keep track of what I read and make some sort of report or review on every item. This is mixed in with my daily journaling but I have some simple utilities to extract the information into various files.

    Rough summation of my first quarter, 2011.
    Total books: 32
    Fiction: 26
    Non-fiction: 6

    Lots of Phillip Roth (8) and Gustave Flaubert (3). But TC. Boyle (2) and Joyce Carol Oates as well. Other fiction tended to mysteries or books with clever titles (or both), some of which were disappointing.

    Next quarter: more time for reading and less for movies (watched 80 in the first quarter).

    I admire your energy.


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