Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 Subjects Read About

One of my favorite posts of 2013 was my Reading Subjects post. And since I enjoyed creating it so much, I decided to do it again this year. Basically, I make a lit (a long list) of subjects covered in each book I read during the year and alphabetized them. I love looking at that mass of subjects and realizing just how much a person takes in when they read. If ever you doubt reading is good for a child, create one of these lists!

I don't really expect you to read the whole thing, although I'm the kind of person who would. It might better serve as a visual phenomenon. :)

1800s, 1880s, 1910s, 1920s, 1927, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, 1990s, abolitionism, Adolf Hitler, adultery, advice, Al Capone, Alexander Graham Bell, aliens, Andre Agassi. antiseptic surgery, Aristotle Onassis, Armed Services Editions books, Army, artists, artwork, assassination, atomic bomb, Australia, autism, aviation, Babe Ruth, baseball, Battle of the Bulge, Bay of Pigs, Beatrix Potter, Benito Mussolini, Bess Truman, Bhutan, birds, Bobby Kennedy, book publishing, Border Collies, Bosnia, botany, Brooklyn, Buffalo Bill, Calvin Coolidge, Captain George Washington De Long, Chad, Charles Lindbergh, Charles Ponzi, chefs, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, childbirth, childhood, China, Christian girls, Christian values, Christianity, comedy, comics, concentration camps,  cookbooks, cooking, Crash of ’29, creative blocks, the creative process, creativity, crew, Cuba, Cuban Missile Crisis, Culper spy ring, David Letterman, death, decorating, Denmark, Depression era, Desert Storm, diet, dogs, dogs underwater, doubt, the Duggar family, Ecuador, Egypt, Eleanor Roosevelt, electrocution, end of the Cold War, England, English gardening, eras of furnishings, eugenics, European front in WW2, Eve Curie, evolution, exercise, extreme health, faith, family, family dinner, family recipe, famine, farm, farming, fatherhood, fathers and sons, feminism, Ferris Wheel, fiction writing, flagpole sitting, food, foodie, France, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frederick Law Olmsted, French cuisine, French Open, funeral train, gardening, General Eisenhower, General George Marshall, General George Patton, General George Washington, Germany, global diet, graphic memoir, Great Britain, Greenland, growing potatoes (on Mars), Guatemala, Gulf War, H. H. Holmes, Harry Truman, health, health care system, Henry Ford, Herbert Hoover, the hindrance of technology, the Holocaust, horse racing, horses, hospitals, humor, Hurricane Katrina, ice, images, India, introversion, Iran, Irene Curie, Italian anarchists, Italy, J. Edgar Hoover, J.D. Salinger, Jack Dempsey, Jack Ruby, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Jacques Pepin, James Garfield, Japan, Jay Leno, Jesus, Jews, John F. Kennedy, the Kennedys, Kuwait, ladies in waiting, language acquisition, large families, Lee Harvey Oswald, lesbians, living abroad, Lou Gehrig, love letters, Lyndon Johnson, maintaining focus, Mali, Marie Curie, Marilyn Monroe, Mars, Martin Luther King, Jr., masturbation, Mexico, Midwest, midwifery, military, Mississippi River flood, Model A, Model T, modesty, monarch, Mongolia, Mormons, mosses, motherhood, Mt. Rushmore, multiple homes, murder, music, music teachers, mysticism, Nancy Reagan, nannying, NASA, nature, Nazis, NBC, New England, New Orleans, New York City, New York City boroughs, the Nixon marriage, Nixon’s resignation, Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize, North Korea, North Pole, Oakland A’s, obesity, Olympic games, Open Polar Sea, orchids, Pacific theatre of WW2, Pakistan, parenting, parenting trends, Pat Nixon, perfectionism, Peter Rabbit, Philippines, photography, physics, piranhas, pirates, pizza, poetry, Poland, polar exploration, politics, Ponzi scheme, post-traumatic stress disorder, poverty, the presidency, presidential campaigns, presidents, prisoner of war, prizefighting, Prohibition, publishing agency, purity, Queen Victoria, racism, radio, radium, recipes, religion, restaurant reviewing, Revolutionary War, Richard Nixon, Robert Oppenheimer, romance, Ronald Reagan, routines, rowing, royalty, running a country store, running a restaurant, Santa Anita Park, school, Scotland, sea voyage, Seabiscuit, second grade, self-renewal, servants, shame, ships, shyness, Siberia, silent movies, the South, spies, a Stegosaurus in a hot-air balloon with a time machine, stolen art, Tahiti, the Taliban, talking pictures, teenagers, television, tennis, terrorism, The Tonight Show, totalitarian regime, training dogs, Turkey, U.S. diplomatic relations with China, U.S. Open, United States of America, vampires, Victory Book Campaign, viola, virginity, volcano gods, vulnerability, war, Washington state, Watergate, the White House, White House renovation, wholeheartedness, Wimbledon, Winston Churchill, women in the workplace, workplace creativity, World War II, World’s Columbian Exposition, writing

What were some of your favorite subjects in your 2014 reading?


  1. Wow, this is amazing! This is the kind of thing I could see my husband creating.