Summer Reading

Happy Monday, everyone!  With the school year wrapping up, it’s time for Anna and me to take a week talking about our summer reading plans.  My list actually looks very different now than it was last week, because just a few days ago, my two year old pulled apart my nook (totally destroying it), so I won’t be able to load up on ebooks before our trip home to the midwest next month.  I was right in the middle of one of my favorite new children’s series, too!  Super bummer.

So what will I be reading?  A few books that have been on my to-read shelf for a while.

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series–I was halfway through book 3 when my nook was destroyed, and my library doesn’t have book 5 yet, but my husband and I love this series so much that we may just invest in our own copies of the whole set.  They’re sort of Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket, full of hilarious aphorisms like “If it were easy to resist, it would not be called chocolate cake.”  I find them irresistible!

Home by Marilynne Robinson.  I read Lila and Gilead this past year, and they were two of the most beautiful books I’ve read in the past decade.  I’m excited about visiting this world again!

Who Killed Homer by Victor Davis Hansen.  We consider ourselves classical homeschoolers, but I often get to focused on the details that I need to stop back and take a look at the overall picture of classical education.

The Forgotten Man by Amity Schlaes.  I actually had this on my list last year, and I never got around to it.  It has been sitting on my nightstand ever since, and reading about the Great Depression seems quite applicable to today, right?

and I’ll be rereading The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot, one of my favorite pictures of family life from one of my favorite role models.

 

With the kids, we’ll be going through the whole Little House series since we got E her own set for her birthday last week.  My son and I are planning to read Treasure Island together this summer, and we checked out Pippi Longstocking for a family read-aloud.

 

In a few weeks, I’ll pull together links to the summer reading programs we like to do (I try to pick ones that give free books as prizes).  In the meantime, what are you hoping to read this summer?

 

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