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Back in January, I posted goals for the new year, one of which was to read more. I am thrilled to report that so far this year I have kept this goal! I’ve read about half on paper and half on ebook. I really think I have been reading more because of my Kindle and the convenience of the ebook. I do love old-fashioned paper though too! Here are some of the books I have recently read or am currently reading…
- Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
- Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline **If you love historical fiction, I recommend this book. Great story! For me, this book was a great break from all of the nonfiction I read!
- Baby Led Weaning by Tracey Murkett
- Desperate: Hope For The Mom Who Needs To Breathe by Sarah Mae
- The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle
- The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
- Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider
- Feathers From My Nest by Beth Moore **This is a favorite! Anything Beth Moore is amazing, but I love her wisdom here on mothering. Her heart is just beautiful.
- The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance by Gary Smalley and John Trent
- Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships by Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar
- The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When The World Overwhelms Them by Elaine Aron **This has been so eye opening for me, both in how it describes me as a child and now both of my daughters. I had heard a lot about the strong-willed child but not about the highly sensitive.
Additionally, we have begun reading chapter books to Lilleigh! This has been such a fun addition to our time with her. We have loved following a continuous story line for several nights at a time, and I know that this time of us reading to Lilleigh is so good for her little mind as well. Here is some of what we have been reading…
- Sweet Valley Kids… Surprise, Surprise and Starring Winston Egbert
- Babysitters Club Little Sister… Karen’s Ski Trip and Karen’s School – The only thing I don’t like about these books is the way it talks about her parents’ divorce. For our 3-year-old, we just skip this chapter in each book… usually chapter 2.
- The Perfect Pony (Lilleigh loves horses.)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
- Next up — The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis!
I’d love to hear from you! What books have you been reading yourself? Any great chapter books for kids?