What we are reading.

Fostering a love of reading has been high on our list of Home Education goals

I am sharing our current novels and read alouds. Please share yours with me too in the comments.

Rachel

(Hover over titles for links)

The Essential Law of Attraction Collection

I can’t believe it’s taken so long for me to find this book. It really has made a huge difference to how I relate to both myself and others. I borrowed it from the library, but am buying my own copy, as my style is to read these kind of books over and over. Weird I know. If you want to make peace with yourself and the world around you, this is the book for you. Yes, it talks about manifesting all that you desire, but first it talks about your true essence and how you have been tripping yourself up all this time. Literally, the world becomes a better place once you have read it.

Treasures of the Snow

Flora and I have been transported to a tiny village in Switzerland, where Annette and her little brother Dani live with their father and grandmother. In this Christian story, Annette is filled with hate and revenge when a terrible accident leaves her brothers leg damaged beyond repair. It gave us the opportunity to talk about revenge, hate, love, fear, death, pain, friendship, and cows with cow bells. it is a deep story, but lots of action and snow filled scenes really held Flora’s interest.

Ivy – age 15

Anne of Green Gables, 3-Book Box Set, Volume II: Anne of Ingleside; Anne’s House of Dreams; Anne of Windy Poplars

Ivy is up to “Anne of Windy Poplars” and really loving the series.

She also has this book on the go. Another by Patricia St John

Star of Light

April – Age 17

April is enjoying a break from her uni studies and getting into some novels.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2018

Kindle version of this one is a bargain

The Overstory: Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. April is loving it.

Never without an Agatha Christie Novel, April recommends this one currently.

The Seven Dials Mystery (Agatha Christie Signature Edition)

Maurice – age 12

Maurice has been grabbing the Horrible Histories books off the shelf again lately. He finds them a good jumping off point for exploring various periods and enjoys the humorous approach. Titles like ‘Woeful Second World War’ and ‘Rotten Romans’ give you an idea of how the topics are handled.

Blood Curdling Box Set New Ed

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  1. We are entranced by Carnegie medal winning author BB. “Little Grey Men” it’s a story of exploration as the last Gnomes in England go up to the source of the Folly – the brook on which they live to find their lost brother.
    It’s a tale of inter species cooperation that beautifully contrasts the wild vs the civilised. It’s one of the most beautiful prose I’ve ever come across in a read aloud for children.
    We are now reading the second book – “little Grey Men go down the bright stream.”
    A tale of migration of the wild creatures affected by mans ignorant development.
    Yet a hopeful tale of resilience and interdependence.

    “But the Folly still lived. Even Man cannot kill a stream. That bright water, which burst from the earth and seemed it’s very lifeblood, flowed still, though down another channel, a man made channel of bolted iron, where no trees could grow and no voles or gnomes could live.
    Imprisoned as it was from the sunlight and the open air.” BB.

    1. Thanks Nicole! Little Grey men sounds really interesting. Going to put it on my list.

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