It’s no secret that one of my favorite pastimes is reading books. Therefore, I’m sure it wasn’t surprising that some of my goals for 2010 involved spending time reading. I’ve already selected some of the books I want to read in the coming year.
- In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (This is actually a book I want to re-read. Later this week, I’ll share the sweet story of how I recently came to own this particular book.)
- The Second Coming of Christ by Charles Spurgeon. This book has been on my nightstand for months now – I don’t even remember where I got it! I’ve chosen it as my “spiritual growth” book for January.
- Parenting by the Book by John Rosemond. I’ve actually started this book and just need to finish it! So far, I have enjoyed its Biblical emphasis, but found several of his earlier books, especially his Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children, to be a bit more practical and helpful.
- The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer. Jessica at Life as Mom mentioned this book, so I ordered it online and look forward to receiving it.
- On Writing Well by William Knowlton Zinsser.
I have mentioned before how much we enjoy using Mildred Martin’s books about the Miller family for our family Bible study time. I just bought Missionary Stories with the Millers and am sad to say that I think it’s the final one that we haven’t read.
As for my bedtime read aloud with the girls, I am currently reading the fourth of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne books – Anne of Windy Poplars – to my nine-year old. As long as she is enjoying them, I plan on going all the way through the series. My seven-year-old and I are enjoying Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Once that is done, I’m going to try Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Books and see how interested she seems. (I must admit that part of my motivation is the fact that I’ve never read all of those stories and would like to!)
Please let me know about any books you or your children enjoy, especially in the area of family devotions and/or parenting books. You can visit Life as Mom to see what books others hope to read this year!