Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall into Reading 2009

As a new homeschooling Mom, I am learning that I need to not be too overly confident in the amount of reading that I will accomplish anymore. :) That said, I couldn't let the start of Fall slip by with out putting out a few books that I would like to tackle in the next few months. I'm finding that non-fiction reading has been almost non-existent the last few months. I haven't set aside the time (or the energy) to get involved in a book that is going to make me think! I'm feeling the lack of that so you will probably find this list a little heavy on the non-fiction side. :)

My tentative list goes a little something like this:

Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham, Jr.

Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt (hopefully in conjunction with Joanne's read-along)

A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

A favorite children's book for October's Children's Classic at Five Minutes for Books (My husband just bought me Island of the Blue Dolphins so I might re-read that, or I might pick up a Gene Stratton-Porter book. She is new-to-me and have a couple of her books on my shelf).

The temptation is there to make this list much longer, but I'm going to stop. :) My daughter and I are reading Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill and I'd like to see us finish that book and start a new chapter book - two possibilities for her are a book by Dick King-Smith (he wrote chapter books about animals - you might recognize Babe) or Nutmeg and Tumtum. In December, I'm planning on us reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe aloud as well.

For more reading lists, head over to Callapidder Days and join in the Fall into Reading Challenge! This book is also linked with What's on Your Nightstand over at Five Minutes for Books.

Previous Nightstands posts, if you still need more ideas of what to read:
August 09
July
May
February
January
November 08

15 comments:

  1. My son and I loved reading The Water Horse together, but I haven't read anything else by DKS. Lots of folks are thinking about their re-read a classic book already- and I really need to get on that!

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  2. Oh, Family Driven Faith is so. . . .thought-provoking and dare I say, convicting (but in a good way, I think). I think you'll enjoy it.

    I might have to link up to this challenge. I've never done one of these. (Like I need another!)

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  3. I got The Friday Night Knitting Club this summer, but have yet to read it. I'm interested to hear how you like Susan Hunt's book I have her book The True Woman on my TBR pile.

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  4. I can't wait to hear what you think ofthe Friday Night Knitting Club. I've looked at it a few times but haven't picked it up so I'm curious!

    I'm diving into Betsy-Tacy and LOVING it! =)

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  5. I read Kate Jacobs second novel, Comfort Food, and enjoyed it as a pretty clean and happy read. Hopefully Knitting Club is that way too.

    I think that you should read Island of Blue Dolphins and compare it to what you remember. I'm looking forward to revisiting Basil. F.

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  6. I was just looking at Family Driven Faith the other day on Amazon...but I haven't picked it up yet. It looks interesting. And I completely understand the need to keep the list small -- you have to do whatever works! Thanks for joining the challenge!

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  7. I look forward to doing the "Spiritual Mothering" book group with you! Enjoy your reading.

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  8. Family Driven Faith sounds very interesting!

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  9. I'm waiting for Betsy-Tacy to come in the mail. I knwo all the kids books you mention but only one of the grwon-up books - I must be immature!

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  10. Great looking list. Happy reading.

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  11. Have fun! I love Betsy Ray with all my literary heart!

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  12. It looks like you have an interesting list picked out. I'm trying to decide what I'm going to read for the October Children's Classic and right now I'm torn between Man O' War by Walter Farley and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Maybe I'll read both! Good luck with the challenge!

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  13. Great collection of books. I've always been curious about the Betsy-Tacy books. I'll be curious to hear what you think. I just read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein -- I think that would make a good read-aloud, for a few years from now when your kids are older :) Happy reading.

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  14. Cute, cute header picture!

    And I love seeing all the books you're reading. I love so many of them...Betsy-Tacy!

    Joanne

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  15. How was the Betsy-Tacy adventure???

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