I started out really strong in 2017 reading books and sharing my lists on my blog. But I lost momentum in July. I still read, though mostly books that I was reading to Jack for homeschool. Throughout the year a lot of my reading had to do with research for teaching Jack, but also some books were read just for pleasure. See entire list below.
1) Exile, and
2) Hive from The Oneness Cycle series (there are 5 books in the series),
3) An allegory entitled Journey,
4) and the first book in The Seventh World trilogy, Worlds Unseen, all by Rachel Starr Thomson
5) The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
6) The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America by Mark Sundeen
7) The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch
8) The Whole 30: The Official 30-day Guide To Total Health And Food Freedom by Melissa Hartwig
9) Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (The Guardians #1)
by William Joyce
10) Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education by Ken Robinson
11) We Are THAT Family by Kristen Welch
12) Graced Filled Marriage: The Missing Piece, The Place to Start by
13) Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time by
Jamie C. Martin
14) Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox
15) E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core by
William Joyce (from The Guardians series)
16) The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by
17) How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by
Scott D. Sampson (the paleontologist from Dinosaur Train)
18) Play The Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids by
19) Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies, by William Joyce (from The Guardians series)
20) Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Dr.
21) Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path by Erin Loechner
22) The Sandman and the War of Dreams,
by William Joyce (from The Guardians series)
23) Choosing Real by Bekah Jane Pogue
24) Teach Your Own by John Holt
25) The Swiss Family Robinson (Great Illustrated Classics) adaptation by Elizabeth Gatewood Warren (homeschool)
26) Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (homeschool)
27) Little Wizard Stories of Oz by L. Frank Baum (homeschool)
28) Stories of the Pilgrims (audio book) by Margaret Pumphrey (homeschool)
29) A Boy Called Christmas (audio book) by Matt Haig (homeschool)
Others I have been reading since the end of 2017: rereading The Shack by William Paul Young, The Importance of Being Little by
Erika Christakis, and countless other short stories and picture books from the library.
Books I've read over the years: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016
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