Last week I shared some of the books that my children were reading over the summer. This week I wanted to take just a minute and share with you some of the books in my summer reading stack as well as a few I read this spring that you might enjoy this summer.
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First, on Mother’s Day, I had the chance to read Sisterchicks on the Looseby Robin Jones Gunn. As a teenager I enjoyed her Christy Miller series and was excited to check this one out. It was lighthearted and funny, written for adults but still clean and wholesome. I decided that I would read through as much of the series as I could get to this summer for my light reading.
I often find myself reading non-fiction books for knowledge and growth, but I have been focusing on adding in fun books. I feel that it is beneficial for me to read for entertainment and also good for my children to see me reading for entertainment.
I also have started reading, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller. This book is written by a public school teacher but I think that much of what she has to say about creating readers applies to homeschool as well.
I am also finishing up Parenting Beyond The Rules by Connie Albers. This book is about helping build and strengthen your relationship with your teens.
Speaking of teens, my fourteen year old son and I are both going to read Debt Free Degree and discuss it together. I am hopeful that this gives us ideas and motivation as we create a four year high school plan that will help him achieve his college goals.
Last month I took advantage of the time that I was watching the children swim in the pool and read Moms’ Night Out. This book is hilarious and completely unbelievable. There were certainly elements of relate-ability to the characters but the premise of all that happened in one night was a bit far fetched. That said, I enjoyed reading it and laughed out loud several times while reading.
Over the spring, I read When Less Becomes More by Emily Ley and Better Togetherby Pam Barnhill. When Less Becomes More is a great book for helping you focus on what matters in your life.
Better Together is a great book about using morning time in your homeschool and helping you create that time for your whole family to learn together. I thoroughly enjoyed both books.
I would love for you to share with me what you are reading this summer!
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Illustrated Would You Rather Book (Free on Kindle)