Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Good Books for February

In January I began a daily dive into C.S. Lewis' works entitled A Year With C.S. Lewis.  I love C.S. Lewis.

The last week of January I read Silence.  Have you heard of this story?  It's now a movie, which I haven't seen yet, but I want to. 

I cannot wrap my mind around missionaries or people of a minority religion that live in a hostile country, how do they stand even in the midst of what sounds and looks like silence from the very One they are suffering to cling to?  Why are some able to stand and others are not?

I am still thinking about and wrestling with this story.

The last week of January, my kids listened to an Andrew Clements book, No Talking.  We have absolutely loved discovering Andrew Clements.  We have (in the past) read Frindle and The School Story.  I cannot wait to read more of what he has written, he is an excellent author.  

This month I have (more than) a few books on the stack.  I have picked up and put down Ann Voskamp's book The Broken Way several times.  I hope to try and finish it this week.  I have also started (but not yet finished)  The Prayer of Protection by Joseph Prince and You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith (a new to me author that I really, really like).  We have had SO SO many doctor appointments this month that I grabbed a book each time I went out the door to pass the time waiting in the various waiting rooms.  Each time it seems, I grabbed a different book.  

So this is my list to get to (besides the ones mentioned above) both for my personal reading and for read alouds:

A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul by Holly Pierlot

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 

Clementine (the last two in the series) by Sarah Pennypacker

Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson

So embarrassed to admit this but we still need to finish Mary Poppins and Heidi.  We truly have had a LOT of medical issues/appointments this month, but my goodness...

Oh before I forget, I've also really, really enjoyed Dr. Christopher Perrin's talks on the Eight Essential Principles of Classical Pedagogy.  It has carried me through many a long afternoon.

What's on your stack to read this month?

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading about your booklists. I also read several books at a time, and I also pick up and put down various books multiple times before finishing them.
    Here are the books your mentioned that I have read:

    The Westing Game--I really love this! The first time we listened to it on Audible. Then I bought a copy of it to reread. My English students will be reading this in April for their "fun book".

    Heidi--one of my all time favorites! I have read this book aloud 3 or 4 times. I need to read it again for Sam. Hmmmmm, that may be our next bedtime book.

    This is what's on my bedside table or on my iPad:

    The Art of Nonconformity by Chris Guillebeau
    Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    It's Just Been Glorious by Dale Smelser
    Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson
    Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

    Happy Reading to you!