I haven’t shared what we’re reading for a while, so I thought it might be helpful to share. Here’s what we’re reading for homeschool, for pleasure, and for professional enrichment:
Grace (age 7):
- The Never Girls Collection #1 – We got the first book in this series in our #LoveBooks summer book exchange, and we were hooked. Grace read it in an afternoon and devoured the next two just as quickly. Imagine Peter Pan’s Lost Boys in a girl version. That’s where these come from. They’re nice stories.
- Nancy Clancy’s Tres Charming Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-3 – We breezed through the first Fancy Nancy chapter book in two days, so we had to get the second and third ASAP!
- Lalaloopsy: Collector’s Guide – Grace pours over this book every single day. She’s obsessed with Lalaloopsies.
- Meet the Lalaloopsy Girls
- God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible
- God’s Word for Me: Favorite Bible Stories from the International Children’s Bible
Allie (age 3-1/2)
- Little Critter: We All Need Forgiveness and Little Critter: Being Thankful
- A Treasury of Curious George and Curious George Stories to Share
- The Berenstain Bears’ Big Bedtime Book
- My Story: David and My Story: Joseph
- Maisy’s First Numbers – As a neurotic first-time mother, I did 3-year-old preschool with Gracie. We had calendar time every day; we studied numbers and letters. We did phonics. Now I’m a seasoned pro with two kids to worry about, and there is no 3-year-old preschool happening here. (Sometimes, we’re lucky if second grade happens, but that’s another story.) So anyway, I have not worked with Allie on her numbers or letters or counting at all, but she borrowedÂ thisÂ book the last time we were at the library. I was surprised to see that she knows all her numbers up to 9 and can count pretty well. I might have to start designing some little activities for her to practice. I think she’d enjoy it.
What Iâ€™m reading right now:
I’m kind of scattered when it comes to my books. I might pick up four or five different books through the course of the day, dipping a little into one and a lot into another.
- A book about my Young Living Essential OilsÂ business
- Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover Workbook
- Educating the WholeHearted Child
- Life Application Study Bible (NLT)Â â€“ This is my favorite Bible for reading and for studying.
- A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place (Updated Member Book) with the A Woman’s Heart CDsÂ – This Bible study was really slow to start, but I am enjoying it now that I’m in week 3.
- Healthy Summer Living (First Place 4 Health Bible Study Series)
- The Language of Flowers: A Novel – I just finished this. It’s one of those books that you will start and finish a day later after reading nonstop and ignoring the entire world around you. So so good.
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – I read The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are after seeing BrenÃ© Brown on Oprah, and it knocked my socks off. I feel like she wrote these two booksÂ just for me. I suspectÂ you’ll feel the same way.
- A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live – This one is going really slowly for me, and I’m not sure if I love it, but something keeps drawing me back to it, chapter after chapter.
- Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food – I am at my highest weight ever. Like, ever in my whole life even when during my pregnancies. This bothers me greatly, and I’m having trouble pulling the pieces together to lose weight. This book has made a difference so far in how I approach food. I’m just finishing chapter 2, but it’s already changed the way I react toÂ my food cravings.
- Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them – This one is written in independent chapters, so I pick it up once in a while and digest a section. I like the fictionalized versions of the Bible stories.
Â What are you reading?
I’d love to find a new novel to pick up.
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