My Reading Lists

My Favorite Classic Fiction
The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
Roots - Alex Haley
Farmer Boy - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Wheel on the School - Meindert DeJong
The Hobbit - J.R. Tolkein
Rebecca - Daphne DuMuire
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
The Enchanted April - Elizabeth Von Arnim
Nation - Terry Pratchet
Among the Hidden - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy - Gary Schmidt

Books for MOM
Raising a Righteous Family Unto the Lord - Gene R. Cook
A Joyful Mother of Children - Linda Eyre
I Didn't Plan to be a Witch - Linda Eyre
The Soft-Spoken Parent - H. Wallace Goddard
French Kids Eat Everything - Karen Le Billon
Spiritual Lightening - M. Catherine Thomas
The Hidden Art of Homemaking - Edith Schaeffer

Gospel and Mindfulness Reading
Let God Love You - Wendy Ulrich
Weakness is not Sin - Wendy Ulrich
The Art of Loving - Erich Fromm
An Early Resurrection: Life in Christ Before You Die - Adam Miller
Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown
I Thought it was Just Me - Brene Brown
Daring Greatly - Brene Brown
Present Perfect - Pavel Somov
Living Beautifully - Pema Chodron

Great Nonfiction
Man's Search for Meaning - Dr. Frankle
The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom
Fermat's Enigma - Simon Singh
Boyd K. Packer: Watchman on the Tower - Lucile Tate
Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle - Spencer J. Condie
Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley - Virginia Pearce
Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington
Charles and Emma: Darwin's Leap of Faith - Deborah Heiligman

Favorite Picture Books
(I love a good picture book!  I didn't fall in love with picture books until my oldest was 5 years old and I started on my home educating journey.  Books that I can read over and over to the kids without getting sick of them...that's what this list contains!)

A Far-Fetched Story - Karin Cates
Someday We'll have Manners
The Curious Garden - Peter Brown
Beautiful Oops! - Barney Satlzberg
Happiness is Everywhere - Dean Walley
Tikki Tikki Tembo - Arlene Mosel
So Many Bunnies - Rick Walton
Awesome Man - Michael Chabon
The Big Orange Splot - Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Little Elephant - Meila Ford
Hippo-not-amus - Tony Payne
Mouse was MAD - Linda Urban
Mrs. Muddle's Holidays - Laura F. Nielsen

Great Read Aloud Books
(Tips for choosing a great read aloud book:  shorter chapters, doesn't require a lot of explanation for the children to understand, gripping storyline. If Mom is bored the kids probably are, too!)

The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - Jean Lee Latham
The Wheel on the School - Meindert DeJong
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
The Wishgiver - Bill Brittain
Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater
Mushroom Planet - Eleanor Cameron
Wizard of Oz - Frank L. Baum
All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown - Sydney Taylor
The Family Under the Bridge - Natalie Savage Carlson
Ginger Pye - Estes
Gone Away Lake - Elizabeth Enright
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
Summer of the Monkeys - Wilson Rawls
The Indian in the Cupboard - Lynne Reid Banks
The Mysterious Benedict Society -  Trenton Lee Stewart
The Search for Delicious - Natalie Babbit
The Twits - Roald Dahl
The BFG - Roald Dahl
The Great Wheel - Robert Lawson
The Golden Goblet - Eloise McGraw
Our Town - Thornton Wilder
City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau
The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DeCamillo
Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Book of Dragons - E. Nesbit
The Five Children and It - E. Nesbit
Farmer Boy - Laura Ingalls Wilder


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