Ah, summer. While your heat I despise, your extra reading-time is quite sublime.
Are you a lover of summer reading? It’s that time of year when the local libraries hold their summer reading programs. Children put in hours of reading time to earn free books and prizes. As an adult, I find that summer affords me a little extra time to put my nose in a book as well. And, while I love holding a book, being an adult does not always allow me that pleasure. That is when I turn to my good friends, the audiobooks. Who else does this? My husband thinks I'm a little crazy because I am typically reading more than one book at a time.
So, what have I read so far this summer?
The Guardian by Gerald N. Lund
A Train Near Magdeburg: A Teacher’s Journey into the Holocaust, and the Reuniting of the Survivors and Liberators, 70 years on by Matthew A. Rozell
To Run With the Swift (The Guardian #2) by Gerald N. Lund
Naya Nuki: Shoshone Girl Who Ran by Kenneth Thomasma
Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie
Eve in Exile: And the Restoration of Femininity by Rebekah Merkle
Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot
The Happy Hollisters by Jerry West (reading aloud with my 4 year old)
Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven #2) by Brandon Mull (listening to this with my 4 year old)
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids by Sarah Mackenzie
On my Goodreads to-read list:
In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong
Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
Rumors of War (Children of the Promise #1) by Dean Hughes
Your turn. What have you read? What are you reading? What do you hope to read?
And remember, reading aloud with your kiddos is beneficial in many ways! It strengthens your relationship with them and develops their speech, language, and reading skills.