What We Are Reading

Books, Books and More Books!  So many books, so little time!

I started reading when I was four years old and I haven’t stopped (unless you count the brief hiatus after I exited graduate school and hoped I wouldn’t ever have to open a book again … well, that passed …) This page is dedicated to sharing what we are reading and what we think about what we are reading. Suffice it to say I love the library and bookfinder.com). Head over here to see a list of our favorite books for boys

My Reading

My official guilty pleasure, the Mitford series by Jan Karon, continues to be on tap.  Besides gardening, Mitford is my “me time,” so I covet it.  The audio versions are delightful companions on my long drives to LA 2-3 times a month.  Just perfect.  I’m due to start book 7 … of 14!  

I’m also reading two other books I am LOVING!  One is A Man Called Ove (pronounced oo-vah).  I don’t want to give much away, but suffice it to say the old curmudgeon has stolen my heart.  I venture to say he’ll steal yours too.  Fredrik Backman (author) weaves words with such unique and vibrant skill.  His comprehension of emotion and his ability to draw you into a life make this book a must read. 

The other sweet book I’m (finally) reading is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  Why, oh why, did I put off reading this book?  It’s a collection of letters between a writer and her editor, friends and some members of a society which formed during WWII to read and gather secretly.  It’s voyeurism at its best and so much fun!  Just read it.    

Life Shaping, Heart Changing Books

I am reading through A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 again – in conjunction with a Bible Study by Juanita Ryan on the same Psalm. Rich and lovely, I feel myself opening to God more freely as a result.  On the tarmac (as I call books waiting to be read) is Jeff Goins’ book Real Artists Don’t Starve.  I’m also listening to the audiobook of Boundaries with Teens … because … teens … and boundaries.  ‘Nuff said.  

Home Education Reads …

What I’m reading with my burgeoning reader:  {Don’t you love that word, burgeoning?}:

You may want to check out what we have enjoyed in the past … our delightful read-alouds, books about Ancient China and books about Ancient Greece and Rome lists all have great suggestions.  

Other books laying around on our coffee tables or couches

My oldest son is currently re-reading 100 Cupboards and has dabbled with starting The Pelican Brief while he’s waiting for the Percy Jackson series to come into the Library.  Those will be a re-read for him too.  He likes to revisit books after a year or so.  Who can blame him?  

I’d love to hear what you are reading. Leave a comment below and share your favorites or any books on the tarmac (waiting to take flight).

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