Just four books read this month, my lowest monthly total for the year. My time got taken up by other activities over the last few weeks.
Here’s the one book from my 2014 reading list that I read in November. I have five books left on my list, so we’ll see if I can make it through those in December!
- What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend by Laura Vanderkam. While geared toward business people, this short book had helpful ideas that are applicable to all of us. I try to do a bit of planning for the week ahead on Sunday afternoons, as she suggests. She also recommends some screen-free time and making a general plan for the weekend, which includes activities that you can look forward to during the week. The author reminds readers that the number of weekends you have in your life are limited, so make time to do something you enjoy each weekend.
These three books were not on my list.
- The Brainy Bunch by Kip and Mona Lisa Harding. This homeschooling family has had most of their children start taking college classes around age 12. It was interesting to read their story, though I wouldn’t necessarily use all of their methods. However, I do appreciate the emphasis the parents have on finding and developing each individual child’s interests.
- Wings of Refuge by Lynn Austin. Thanks to Nikki for recommending this fiction author to me! This book kept my interest; an archaeologist in Israel learns life lessons as she traces the stories of other women from the past.
- Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life by George Brescia. I enjoy reading books about organizing your clothes and dressing your best. This one had practical information on presenting yourself in a positive way.
What have you been reading lately?