I was actually surprised at how much I did read this month. In the middle of August my reading list was looking pretty bleak. We will start up school next week, so that may make a difference in my reading or actually it may mean more reading aloud to the kids and less reading to myself. I do have a few books on hold at the library, which will probably all arrive in the same day! For now, I picked 5 books which I think is doable. If I do get any from the library I may swap a title. So here goes:
From my July Nightstand:
- Around The World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (audio) - I listened to this for a bookclub I was hoping to make it to, but that didn't happen. This was my second time reading it and I think I enjoyed it more this time than the first. It definitely has some subtle humor in it. I may do this as a read aloud for my kids.
- The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson - Rreminiscent of the Beauty and the Beast, I found this an okay story. This is marketed for YA, but my daughter, who enjoys the story of the Beauty and the Beast, would have found it too full of romance for her taste.
- Unnatural Death (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries) by Dorothy Sayers - Sayer's writing is growing on me. I enjoy the fact that her mysteries have a great balance between seriousness and humor.
- Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard Maybury - Getting ready for Economics for the upcoming school year. I really enjoyed this book probably because it was right at my level!
- With the Master on Our Knees: A Ladies' Bible Study on Prayer by Susan J. Heck - I was pleasantly surprised with this book. Each chapter covered a different kind of prayer in an in-depth Bible Study format plus additional things to do at the end of each chapter. Very enjoyable.
- Adventures of Tintin Volume 1 (3-in-1) by Herge - Review forthcoming. This book was on my The Classics Club list. Since my kids like these I had to see what they were all about.
- Mollie Peer: or, The Underground Adventure of the Moosepath League by Van Reid - The second book of the Moosepath League. I hopefully will get around to a more thorough review. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first. If you like Dickens then check out this series.
- Easy Homeschooling Techniques: The Real How-To Guide by Lorraine Curry - It is the time of year I'm always looking for inspiration for the new school year.
- Our Constitution Rocks by Juliette Turner - Yes, we will also be doing Government this year also. This book is probably aimed at middle school, but goes through The Bill of Rights, each article of the Constitution, and the Amendments very thoroughly. We will probably use this as one of our choices for Government.
- The Charlotte Mason Way Explained by Dollie Freeman - This was a short little ebook that I bought. I gained a tip or two that I will be implementing.
- Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child: Help Your Homeschool Graduate Stand Out from the Crowd (Coffee Break Books) by Lee Binz - The Transcript--something I've not been good about and which I need to tackle. Yes, I have a unique child, but I may end up with a more unique transcript than child!
- Kim by Rudyard Kipling - This is one of the literature selections for the Ambleside Online Year 5. I decided to pre-read (or pre-listen) to it. Well, it is probably a no-go. Honestly, Kipling just doesn't do much for me and I don't find India interesting at all. Yes, I get the "spy thing", but it still didn't make it appealing enough, plus if I decided to have them read it I think it would be wiser to wait until they are older. There is a lot of mention of different religions and talk of devils which I would prefer my kids be closer to high school when sloughing through all that. Oh, and if anyone has an awesome reason for reading this please let me know.