Mom’s Summer Reading List & Link-Up

While the kids are sprinkler-running and friend-playing, maybe I’ll be able to sneak in a few reading sessions… {?}

I did hear that kids need to see their parents reading to be encouraged to read.  I’m pretty sure that’s necessary.

My list keeps growing and growing, really.  I’m normally a novel reader.  Give me a good novel and I’m happy, but this summer I think I’m in need of some definite non-fiction.



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What will you be reading this summer?

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  1. I really would like to read Educating the Wholehearted Child too! Right now I’m reading a couple of Kindle books I downloaded and also America’s Cheapest Family again.
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  2. Yes on Welltrained Mind, you don’t have to read the whole thing just the parts that pertain to your kids, most the book but not all of it:) Just if you love classical like I do :) Love the Sally Clarkson one too, but haven’t finished it yet!

  3. Just finished Anything by Jennie Allen (so so’d LOVE it).

    Currently reading–
    Amazing Dad (letters from Wilberforce to his children)–Stephanie Byrd
    A Wrinkle in Time
    The Explicit Gospel–Chandler
    1000 Gifts (round 2 for a summer-book-bible-study)

    Reading at nights as a family–
    The Hiding Place

    Hoping to read–
    another Wendell Berry book
    the books our big kids are reading this summer (Mrs. Frisby and Rats of NIHM, The Secret Garden, The Moffats, Calico Captive, Mandy, Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Westin Game…along those lines

    I really appreciated Sally’s book…and Tripp’s book (if you haven’t read Paul Tripp’s–Forever (eternity amnesia)…it’s worth sticking on a mental “someday list”).
    I want to hear if you think Hyatt’s book is worth reading…
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    • Kara, I’m enjoying Hyatt’s book – though it is a lot of what you and I probably already know, there are some good nuggets too.
      I LOVED Mandy books when I was younger!
      I’ve heard about “Anything” from a few places, might have to add that one too!


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