December 13, 2015

Reading Goals for 2016

In addition to the Back to Classics challenge, I want to be a little more intentional with my other reading for 2016.  I read a lot of great books and a few subpar ones in 2015 - you can see what I accomplished on Goodreads.  Many of them were read with official or unofficial discussions on the AO forum.  I find that reading with others is a great incentive to both keep going and to finish!  I'm going to go ahead and include the ones already listed in the Classics challenge to fit them into categories that make sense to me.

*Asterisks indicate I'm reading with others from the Ambleside Online forum.  
^ indicates I will be reading aloud to my 11 year old.  

More may be added as the year goes on - follow me on Goodreads to see what else we read and how I progress on the ones below!

Educational Philosophy/Homeschooling
  • *I have been reading through all the Charlotte Mason volumes - 6 dense books - and will finish the last one (volume 4 - Ourselves) in February. [DONE]
  • *When Children Love to Learn by Macauley
  • Enjoying the Journey by Frank
  • *Minds More Awake by Anne White  [DONE]
  • Living Page by Laurie Bestavier

  • *Birth of Britain by Churchill  [DONE]
  • Democracy in America (Volume I and II) by Alexis De Tocqueville
  • *Christopher Columbus: Mariner  [DONE]
  • *Euclid's Elements

Classic Novels
  • Westward, Ho!
  • Middlemarch by Eliot  [DONE]
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie  [DONE]
  • ^Little Women by Alcott
  • *The Betrothed (I, Promessi Sposi)  [DONE]
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • *Utopia by Thomas More  [DONE]
  • Dracula by Brams Stoker
  • The Daisy Chain (Aspirations) by Charlotte Yonge
Modern Novels
  • Hood by Stephen Lawhead
  • War Horse
  • ^The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford  [DONE]
  • *A Man for All Seasons
  • ^Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing  [DONE]
  • ^Taming of the Shrew
  • ^The Winter's Tale  [DONE]
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Bonhoeffer Student Edition: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxes  [DONE]
  • Story of Charlotte Mason by Essex Cholmondley
  • Adrenal Reset Diet by Alan Christianson
  • Trim Healthy Mama - Serena and Pearl
  • The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Atwood  [DONE]
  • Natural Body Detox by Sue Woledge [DONE]
  • Food Chaining by Fraker et al
  • Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend  [DONE]
  • Beyond Boundaries
  • Easy to Love; Difficult to Discipline by Becky Bailey [DONE]
  • Hold On to Your Kids by Neufeld and Mate
  • Two Empty Bedrooms (foster care/adoption) by Vandepas  [DONE]
  • The Adoption Option by Hunt
  • Children, Parents and Chores! by Cynthia Tyler
Short Stories
  • ^The Peterkin Papers by  Lucretia Hale
  • Stephen Archer and Other Tales by George MacDonald
  • The Door in the Wall and Other Stories by H.G. Wells
  • The Everlasting Man (got halfway this year) by Chesterton
  • Teach Me to Pray by Andrew Murray
  • Praying God's Word by Beth Moore
  • Breaking Free by Beth Moore
  • The Message (Bible)
  • How We Got the Bible by Neil Lightfoot
  • *The Holy War  [almost done]
  • Endangered Minds by Jane Healy
  • The Shallows by Nichola Carr
Children's Books (from AO Year 4's free reading list)
  • ^Lassie, Come Home [DONE]
  • ^Gentle Ben
  • ^Gone Away Lake
  • ^Return to Gone Away
  • ^Calico Captive
  • ^Tree of Freedom
  • ^Justin Morgan Had a Horse
  • ^The Cricket in Times Square
I'm not including the scheduled reads from year's 4 or 5 that we will be doing as part of homeschool in this lists, but you can see that over at AmblesideOnline.

If anything seems to be in the wrong category, please let me know!

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