Reading Goals Update

It has been awhile since I’ve done a reading update but not because I haven’t’ been reading. I am still not picking up a book quite as often as I’d like but I’m meeting my goals and with summer coming I’m hoping to pick up the pace (its always a little easier when I take some of the homeschooling off my plate).

Last time I updated I had finished Heroes Next Door and Finding Selah. I was also getting ready to start Eat with Sinners: Loving Like Jesus. That is a great book that I got a bit side tracked on when the baby came but I’m going to go back and finish it soon. I have also completed reading The Unhurried Homeschooler which was not in my original list of six but proved to be a great book and an easy read.

I’m currently reading Do Hard Things, The Lifegiving Parent, and Read Aloud Family.  I am leading a book study on  Read Aloud Family and it is a truly great book. Even for those parents that already enjoy reading aloud it has a wealth of information in an easy to read style that is sure to encourage.  In the fall I will be leading a study of The Lifegiving Parent but I’m going ahead and reading it now. It is a little more dense than some of the Clarkson books and it takes me a little longer to read and work through what is written but it is time well spent.  The third book, Do Hard Things,  I’m working on I’m actually reading with my son. We are each going to read a chapter and discuss it before moving on to the next chapter. My husband read the book last summer and we are hoping to use this book to challenge my son as he approaches his teen years.

When I finish those books I plan to enjoy some fun summer reading. I want to read at least one and maybe two more of the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. They are such fun books that make me want to relax on my front porch with tea and scones. They are clean and wholesome with a bit of adventure.  For my more educational reading I am hoping to get into Pocketful of Pinecones. This book is designed to help teach about nature study but it written in a warm story fashion which should make for great summer reading.

If I complete all of those books by the end of August, that will put me at nine or ten books with four months left to complete my goal of twelve books. When I was younger my default activity when I had down time was reading. Unfortunately, I’ve found that I tend to default to e-mail or social media these days and I’m still working on breaking that habit. I do find that the more I read the easier it becomes to make that my default. I have also been doing more reading aloud with the children and they are really enjoying the books we have been able to read together.

I would love to know what books you have been reading and what recommendations you might have! Tell us in the comments about a book you have read recently.

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2 thoughts on “Reading Goals Update

  1. My default activity was always reading, too. Now I find social media and YouTube take up a bunch of my time. Although with reading books for reviews and trying to set a good example for my kids, I have been reading more and more these past few years.


    1. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of it! it is important to set that example so that they also learn to default to books and not electronics.


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