These books are divided into my own reading and read alouds. The books that I read aloud are mainly to my seven year old daughter and a few for my five year old son.
Here are the top five in each category for this past year.
My reading-a rather eclectic selection!
Renee of France Simonetta Carr
Bleak House Charles Dickens
Dyslexia 101-truths, myths and what really works Marianne Sutherland
The well trained mind Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
The Irish Puritans:James Ussher and the reformation of the church Crawford Gribben
Milly Molly Mandy and Co Joyce Lankester Brisley
Charlotte's web E.B. White
The railway children E.Nesbit
The good news must out Rebecca Davis
Heidi Joanna Spyri
It struck me that half of these books are classics which have stood the test of time and can be obtained from the library or second hand.
My own reading tends to be a mix of longer books and easier books, often children's books. My excuse is that I'm checking them for suitability but often they are a pleasure to read. Does anyone else need a few "easy" books for relaxation?