www.allposters.com - Young Girl Reading - Jean-Honore' Fragonard
I have been addicted to reading since I was in the first grade. Seriously addicted...I would read the cereal boxes on the table at breakfast every morning. My mom joined a book club when I was in elementary school so that she could buy me Nancy Drew books at a good price, it was a two books in one kind of deal. They would come once a month I think. sigh. I would be done with them in about a week. My mom couldn't keep me in books.
I love going into bookstores of all kinds. Now there is a lot of 'twaddle' out there as Charlotte Mason would say. This is true not only in children's literature but in adult literature as well, and let's just be honest there is a lot of garbage out there. But hey, I am not going there in this post!
What I wanted to share was some of the books that I read this year. Now mind you, being a busy mom, who homeschools and runs a homeschool co-op, and since we do lots of hospitality I don't have the time to read like I used to. But I read none the less, even if I have to stay up late because it is like breathing to me. I must do it.
I will try to list as many as I remember.
My Bible - God
All three books of Beverly Lewis' series "The Courtship of Nellie Fisher."
To Know Her By Name - Lori Wick
Promise Me Tomorrow - Lori Wick
Cassidy - Lori Wick
Sabrina - Lori Wick
Jessie - Lori Wick
Every Little Thing About You - Lori Wick
Every Storm - Lori Wick
Pretense - Lori Wick
The Hawk and The Jewel - Lori Wick
The Princess - Lori Wick
In case you can't tell - I am a huge Lori Wick fan and all of these books are rereads for me! Certain books like The Princess and Pretense I have read many times!
Lessons At Blackberry Inn - Karen Andreola. I am a huge fan of Karen's too!
True Honor - Dee Henderson
True Valor - Dee Henderson
True Courage - Dee Henderson
The Guardian - Dee Henderson
Emma - Jane Austen
Mr. Knightley's Diary - Amanda Grange
Jane Fairfax - Joan Aiken
Persuasion - Jane Austen
Captain Wentworth's Diary - Amanda Grange
Mr. Darcy's Diary - Amanda Grange
Letters From Pemberley - Jane Dawkins
More Letters From Pemberley - Jane Dawkins
The Pemberley Chronicles - Rebecca Ann Collins
The Women of Pemberley - Rebecca Ann Collins
Netherfield Park Revisited - Rebecca Ann Collins
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
Princess Adelina - An Ancient Christian Tale of Beauty and Bravery - Julie Sutter
Her Hand In Marriage - Douglas Wilson
The Fruit of Her Hands - Nancy Wilson
What He Must Be - If He Wants to Marry My Daughter - Voddie Baucham
The Little Boy Down The Lane - Douglas Phillips
Let Us Highly Resolve - David and Shirley Quine
Uniting Church and Home - Eric Wallace
The Duggars - 20 and Counting - Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
This doesn't include the many books I read to my children.
I know there have been many more books that I have read, but since I don't keep a list, I can't possibly remember them all.
I try to be very careful about what I put into my mind, and what my children read as well. I like to read non fiction as well as fiction. Books that encourage me in my ministry as a wife and mother, and books that are just fun to read.
What have you been reading this year?