Create A Booklist
I have always been an avid reader, although my actual reading time has varied since I have had children. I have gone through seasons (pregnant and very, very sick, newborn baby, beginning of each school year) where I have read very little or not at all. I have also had seasons (like in the summers) where I have read numerous books--one summer I read all 14 books in Karen Kingsbury's Baxter family series.
But aside from reading them out loud to my children, I have rarely read any classics. I usually keep more than one book going at a time. I like to read how to be a better Christian wife and mother type books, homemaking books, and some fiction. This year, I am making a list of books that I want to complete, and for the first time, I am including some well-known classics that I plan to read to myself---in addition to prereading for Sonlight or reading out loud to the children.
In making this booklist for 2011, I have had to keep in mind two things:
- I am reading the Bible in 90 days (doing it now, and plan to do it again later in the year).
- I always have at least one book that I am pre-reading for Sonlight or Notgrass history.
Both of those things take a good portion of my reading time, but I am still going to make an additional list. I am planning to tackle most of my list this summer, and during the 6 months of the year that I am not doing the 90 Day Bible reading.
So here's the list. Not too long, but I think that this is a resolution that I can keep.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
- Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman
- Family Feasts for $75 a Week by Mary Ostyn
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
- The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
- The Count of Monte Crisco by Alexandre Dumas
- Take Four by Karen Kingsbury
- Behind the Palace Walls by Katie Nicholl
- The Confession by John Grisham
So what are you reading? Any suggestions for me? I will reevaluate in August, and see if I can add any more books to my list.