October came and went so quickly that I am just now sitting down to see what we read last month. I have never been good about tracking our “read” books – until this school year. I have a Master Checklist for our school work on which I include the books the girls are reading as well as how many pages/chapters they are expected to read daily. This list/schedule has been a real lifesaver for me! Plus, if I remember, I try to post my books and read-alouds on Goodreads.
Here’s what we read in October:
These books are what we read together during breakfast. I confess I did shed a few tears when we finished The House at Pooh Corner. Christopher Robin just grew up too fast for me. Elmer & the Dragon is the next in the My Father’s Dragon trilogy, and my girls have really enjoyed going on adventures with Elmer Elevator. His parents are certainly not helicopter parents!
This month I haven’t finished very many books. I’m hoping to complete two parenting books that I’ve been slowly wading through this month, but I’m not sure if that will happen because I was recently introduced to G.K. Chesterton’s fiction writings and I’m a little preoccupied.
I did finish the following books:
Habits: The Mother’s Secret to Success by Charlotte Mason — This book has really helped me understand how habits are formed and how to help my children instill them. It’s a great resource for those of us who don’t have time to read through Mason’s 6 volumes just to find out about habits. I took extensive notes!
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley — Eery, ghastly story of one man’s “creation” turning him into a monster. There’s a reason we should leave the creating in the hands of the sole Creator!
Kate (Age 8)
Kate and I have been reading this book aloud together all term and just recently finished! A lovely story about an orphan girl who learns her self-worth through hard work and independent thinking. Highly recommend!! An excellent study on two very different parenting styles.
For Fun Reading
Cora (Age 6)
Annabeth (Age 4) & Abigail (Age 2)
I have been more intentional this month to read specific books with my little girls. Every day after her “preschool” work, Annabeth gets to pick out one book from her basket for me to read to her. This month we read several including the following:
What have YOU been reading lately? Any good books your children are reading?