Without comments, I’m listing here the books I read in 2014. Feel free to ask me about specific books in the comments! I categorized it somewhat, but many overlap. You understand.
Your Seven Year Old: Life in a Minor Key by Louise Bates Ames
Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie
Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope a compilation edited by Tony Reinke
Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home by Elizabeth Foss
Raising Musical Kids: Great Ideas to Help Your Child Develop a Love for Music by Patrick Kavanaugh
The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling: When the One Anothers Come Home by Karen Campbell
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Heartfelt Discipline by Clay Clarkson
Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone
Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-directed Learners by Laura McWilliam Pickert
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life-Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky
The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving your Skills by Daniel Coyle
The Reason for God: Believe in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy S. Lane
King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus by Timothy Keller
The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules by Carolyn Custis James
Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image by Hannah Anderson
(Some new, some re-reads)
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
Gilead by Marylynne Robinson
Lila by Marylynne Robinson
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
Sugar Detox Challenge by Donielle Baker
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath
Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understand Hot and Cold Climate Cultures by Sarah A. Lanier
Clutter-free With Kids by Joshua Becker
Uncovering the Logic of English by Denise Eide
The Productive Person by Chandler Bolt
My thoughts on reading this year
I didn’t start off this year in a good reading groove. I wasn’t honestly sure how much reading I would be able to do seeing as we had baby number four just a couple of weeks before the start of 2014. As the year progressed, I found myself getting into a better rhythm. I mostly read very randomly as I saw a book recommended or as I could find it in our library (it’s not a good library, sadly), and very occasionally as I decided to purchase a copy.
It was a good year. I’d love to have a little bit of a plan for my reading this year, but I still learned a lot and was greatly inspired by my reading this year. And, well, I just plain enjoy reading!
Stay tuned! I will share the books I read aloud to the kids early next week.
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Do you have any good books to recommend? I’d love to hear!