As a home educating mother, I read aloud many chapter books. Initially, I read these to Middle Son. It was fun rediscovering the Thirty Nine Steps and the Little House on the Prairie series but Middle Son doesn't really need me to read to him now. Now, I read aloud to my six year old daughter, mainly shorter chapter books including some from my own childhood. There is a little list in my head of more books to read her.
Last, I read to myself. I've just been evaluating this and thinking about what I should be reading.
So what do I read? The Bible is first and far, far the best. I use the M'Cheyne reading plan. (I know nothing about this site just that it has a link to the plan)
- Children's books so I can discuss them with Middle Son or to see whether they are suitable read alouds.
- Christian books
- Home education books
I would like to get through more "weighty" reading especially around theology, Christian living and education.
So why are certain books easy to read? What would it take to get me reading heavier books?
For me, a successful book
- has large font
- is easy to read after midnight
- breaks into sections
- Isn't too long
My best reads from 2012 are
- Biography: Weight of a flame-the passion of Olympia Morata by Simonetta Carr and Anne Bradstreet-Pilgrim and poet by Faith Cook.
- Christian living: Friends and lovers by Joel Beeke
- Pre-read for children-The silver sword by Ian Serrailler and Milad-The voyage to Ophir by Nazam Anhar
- Devotional:The secret of communion with God by Matthew Henry
I have a list of books that I hope to read but am always looking for more suggestions. What should I add to my want to read list?