Reading Lists


Update: 8/25/17  I haven't been keeping up with this page this year.   The current count is 42 of the 50 book goal that I had.  I'm reading about 13 books at the moment too.  This is huge for me, guys...  most years I'm lucky if I can get through ONE book! :-O

  1. The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson
  2. The Question: Teaching Your Child the Essentials about Classical Education by Leigh Bortins 
  3. The Case for Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson
  4. The Birth Order Book by Kevin Leman
  5. Getting Started with Latin by William E. Linney

  1. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis 
  2. The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
  3. Teaching from Rest - Sarah Mackenzie 
  4. Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle by N.D. Wilson
  5. Outlaws of Time #2: The Song of Glory and Ghost by N.D. Wilson
  6. Wordsmithy: Hot Tops for the Writing Life by Douglas Wilson
  7. Death by Living by N.D. Wilson 
  8. Learning Contentment by Nancy Wilson 
  9. Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic (formerly a Wilson...)
  10. The Liberal Arts Tradition by Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott Jain 
  11. The Pursuit of God  by A.W. Tozer
  12. Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity by Tim Challies (Audio)
  13. Watership Down: A Novel by Richard Adams
  14. Theodor Seuss Geisel by Donald E. Pease
  15. Hogwarts Library 
  16. The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma
  17. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
  18. Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham
  19. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham 
  1. Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone
  2. Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning by Robert Littlejohn and Charles T. Evans 
  3. A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
  4. Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh Demoss
  5. Elizabeth Prentiss - More Love to Thee by Sharon James
  6. The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
  7. Raising Grateful Children in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch 
  8. Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt 
  9. The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease 

Audio Books 

Italics = currently listening to 
  1.  The Story of Western Science by Susan Wise Bauer (Audio | January - July)
  2.  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Audio | April - May)
  3.  The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gitwitz (Audio | June ) 
  4.  The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer (Audio | July)
  5.  Anne of Green Gables by (Audio | June)
  6.  The Wind in the Willows (Audio | June) 
  7.  The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (Audio | June/July Road Trip) 
  8.  The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Audio | August)
  9.  The Iliad by Homer (Audio | July or August) 
  10.  The Odyssey by Homer (Audio | September)
  11.  The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klavan (Audio | October) 
  12.  Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews (Audio | October)
  13.  The Children's Book of America by William J. Bennett (Audio | September / October) 
  14.  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Audio | November)
  15.  The Tempest  by William Shakespeare (Audio | November)
  16.  Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies (Audio & Read-Aloud | All Year) 
  17.  Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin (Audio - 67 hours!  I expect this one to take 2 or 3 years, and that is if I am very consistent in listening.)

2017 Read-Alouds


  1. The Green Ember by S.D. Smith (Audio and Read-Aloud)
  2. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
  3. Anne of Green Gables 

We've had an interesting year so far and haven't done much reading aloud since February.  we're finally getting back into our reading aloud groove this month (May).  Since we missed a few months (due to various trials), I took a few off of the list for this year. 

  1. Ember Falls by S.D. Smith
  2. Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure by Jonathan Auxier 
  3. Big Truths for Little Kids by Susan Hunt
  4. The Wonderful O by James Thurber 
  5. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber 
  6. The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
  7. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
  8. Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson
  9. Emily by Michael Bedard (Picture Book)
  10. All The Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlin 
  11. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlin 
  12. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  13. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale 
  14. The Prairie Thief by Melissa Wiley 
  15. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater 
  16. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga) by Andrew Peterson
  17. The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
  18. The Aesop for Children by Aesop

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