With all that we had scheduled for November I didn’t think I’d get much read, but I was able to squeeze in a couple of books during the last week of the month so my list doesn’t look so paltry!
- Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World by Jill Rigby. This book offered some practical ideas for helping our children learn to focus on the needs of others.
- Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin. I enjoyed following Gretchen’s experiment as she enriched her home life by seeking to improve one area each month.
- The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell. I cannot recommend this book highly enough! If you want to grow in any area of your life, this book offers concrete steps that you can follow. I was motivated to put several of his ideas into practice. This is a perfect read before considering goals for the new year. I plan to re-read this book at least twice a year.
- Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra Bricker. This was just a light, fiction read.
- Decorate: 1,001 Professional Design Ideas for Every Area in Your Home by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick.
Our twelve-year-old is devouring The Little Colonel series by Annie Fellows Johnston. My parents gave her three of the books for her birthday and we have found a number of others available for free on my Kindle.
As for our read-alouds, we’ve almost finished Tom Sawyer and will begin reading Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. At bedtime, we’re reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.
Have you read any good books lately?