It has been a while since I recorded these! I lost one of my notes full of books, then made some new ones which are still inside a cupboard door, then I stopped recording what I read, then pretty much stopped reading books at all (2020). But! In January I taped up a piece of paper next to my goal sheet on my door, and having that up helped me remember each day that this is important to me and something I love and want to do. It has been great to be reading again! (And there's a good mix of reading-with-kids-for-school-time books and reading on own books here :)
School Days According to Humphrey
Read this with Porter and it was happy and fun.
The Julian Chapters
Read this with Ellie and Owen after finishing Wonder - I love these books :)
Pride and Prejudice
Re-read this at the beginning of the year as part of my goal to get back to reading, and loved it again!
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
I love Elizabeth George Speare and I liked this too!
A funny fractured fairy tale of the Snow White story from one of the dwarves perspectives
Steal Like an Artist
Great little reminders and encouragement
To Kill a Mockingbird
I had recommended this to Landon several times when he needed something to read, but then when I re-read it I was kind of glad he hadn't really gotten into it... Parts of it I loved and felt like were so valuable. The Boo Radley parts were just a bit too unsettling for me.
Patterns of Grace
This was an 'I need something to read, what's available on Libby?' choice, but I actually really enjoyed it. I haven't read any of the authors other books, but these little thoughts were really nice.
The kids read another book by this author with Grammie and Grandpa so I tried this one and liked it - it was a little rougher than the one they read (A Night Divided, which I loved) so not one I'd recommend to them right now, but it was a new perspective that I really enjoyed.
Show Your Work
More great reminders and encouragement
I loved this. One thought that has stuck with me was of the begging bowls and 'just enough' -- am keeping that image in mind as we get ready to venture back into the real world again...
I made a goal this month to read a book at night instead of anything on a screen. Started with this re-read because I knew I'd enjoy it and I did :)
Don't Overthink It
Some good reminders and ideas from the author of Modern Mrs. Darcy
Big Dreams, Daily Joys
After watching (via instagram) the process of Elise writing this, I was so excited to pre-order and have this book arrive! Then it sat by my bed for a year... finally felt ready for these great ideas on big dreams and daily joys and enjoyed it very much! :)
My Side of the Mountain
Had fun reading this with Owen. We were both a bit incredulous about a young teenager just deciding to go live in the mountains and his parents being fine with it!
Walk Two Moons
Loved re-reading this favorite with Ellie!