2012 Book List

  You can learn so much about a person by the books on their shelf…

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Marriage/Relationships

*Becoming the Woman of His Dreams: Seven Qualities Every Man Longs For by Sharon Jaynes. Came highly recommended from a friend. I’ve enjoyed this author in the past. Just getting into this one.

Mothering-Homeschooling

*For the Children’s Sake – Foundations of education for Home and School  by Susan S. MacAuly…A lovely compilation of some of the best of Charlotte Mason’s philosophies.  A must read whether you homeschool or not.

*A Charlotte Mason companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola…Loving this one!!!

*Educating the WholeHearted Child — Third Edition by Sally Clarkson…I plan to delve into this one further as soon as I finish a few more on my list.

*Hints on Child Training by H. Clay Trumbull…such wisdom, I can only read it in little sips.

Read Alouds

Jesse and I read aloud in the evenings before bed. Not every night, but I want to make this habit. We read all of

EB White’s masterpieces for kids in the last year, completing

Charlotte’s Web in January. Then we had to start looking for another equally fascinating, age appropriate read aloud. We found it in

*The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong. One chapter in, and we’re making plans to find read-aloud time throughout the day!

Business/Personal Developement

Jeremy and I enjoy listening to audio books. He listens in the car, I while I do housework. We trade back and forth and at the end of a month, it’s like we’ve read the books together and can discuss them. This year we’re being greatly impacted and enjoying the works of John Maxwell.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You

*The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential

*Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success

Writing

On Writing by Stephen King…so instructive and well written, I want to own it and plan to read it yearly. (Note: probably the only Stephen King book I will ever read! LOL it was rated, but not as scary as I imagine his novels to be!)

*On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction  by William Knowlton Zinsser. I’m seeing why this is a classic!

Memoirs

As this is the type of book I hope to write some day, I’m ‘feeding the muse’ with…

Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary DeMuth…Scrumptious and moving. I found her ‘voice’ unique and fascinating, and her story unforgettable.

*A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – How I learned to live a better story by Donald Miller…Mind-blowing and amusing.

Novels

The Help by Kathryn Stockett