And it continues...
Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys ~ Hal and Melanie Young
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families - How They Do It! ~ Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar ~ Okay, I admit it, I have a fascination with this family. And I'm really looking forward to some tips on how to stay organized and fuctioning effectively as a family unit. If they can do it with 20, then surely we can do it with our small family.
Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning ~ Karen Andreola
From Amazon.com: This unique book actually has a two-fold purpose. It's a story written especially for moms who get discouraged and feel like giving up on homeschooling, as well as a guide to nature study.
Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You ~ Clare Walker Leslie ~ Because I enjoy writing, nature, and drawing...
Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption ~ Katie J. Davis ~ I just recently found Katie's blog. And she amazes me. The calling on her life and her obedience amaze and inspire me. Can't wait to read this book.
Hinds' Feet on High Places ~ Hannah Hurnard ~ Looking forward to digging into this classic Christian allegory...
The Pilgrim's Progress ~ Paul Bunyan ~ Another classic Christian life allegory. Brad and Ian read the junior version of this book last year and had really enjoyed it. So I've decided it's time to read it myself. Only, I'm reading the original version.
Note: If you are a Kindle owner, you can get this classic for free on your Kindle! Use the above link and then click on the kindle option. Yay!
Uncle Tom's Cabin ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe - How is it that I have never read this great classical piece of historical writing?
Again, you can get the Kindle edition of this book for free! Use the following link:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ~ Betty Smith
From Amazon.com: The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.
The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett ~ I found this book for $1.00 at our local library sale and snatched it up right away. Hardcover for $1.00!!!! Anyway, I've been anxious to read this book since hearing that it is similar to Susan Monk Kidd's, The Secret Life of Bees. In fact, I requested the movie version of The Help for over the weekend. Brad and I put it in the DVD player on Friday night, but I just couldn't bring myself to watch it before I read the book. My dear husband is so understanding of me. He didn't understand my reasoning, but he went along with it. So, needless to say, we turned it off and watched something else. I'll re-order after I read the book!
The Forgotten Garden ~ Kate Morton ~ I heard that this book is similar to The Secret Garden.
The Chronicles of Narnia Series ~ C.S. Lewis ~ Read some of these as a young girl. Was recently inspired to re-read them after watching the Narnia movies.