- The Son of Neptune, Heroes of Olympus, Book 2, Rick Riordan. This releases in October and I've preordered it for my Kindle. I have thoroughly enjoyed his Percy Jackson/Greek series (not so much his Kane/Egyptian series) and can't wait for this one to come out.
- The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G.A. Henty. Henty has been recommended to me too many times to ignore as great historical novels/living books for middle schoolers. As we are studying Ancient Civilizations this year (via Story of the World, Volume 1), this book ties in with what we are learning and seemed a good place to start.
- What Women Fear by Angie Smith
- The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers by Meg Meeker, M.D. I've enjoyed reading through the discussions on this book at Elizabeth Foss's blog, so I checked this one out of the library.
- Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence Goldstone. Another one that I have heard great things about from Heidi at Mt. Hope Chronicles.
There are so many other books I would like to add to this list, but since I already know it will be a huge stretch to finish these, I'm stopping here.
With my girls:
- Finish our read-aloud of Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott. We are enjoying this, but it is slow going.
- Start a new read-aloud, as yet to be determined. : ) As we are headed into fall, I want to pick something to match seasonally ... I really want to read Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Long Winter with them, but I'm trying to make myself hold out until after Christmas. It begs to read when it is coldest outside!