We finished school this month, so that has, thankfully, left me with some more time to read. As a summer goal, I’m going to try each month to read some fiction, have a biography or history going, and also have a more purely didactic book going (on education, theology, Christian life, parenting, etc.). We’ll see how I do with that goal after the baby comes in a few weeks!
Here’s what I read in May:
The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
I started this as a read-aloud with the kids last fall, but it was too much for my then 6- and 8-year-old to listen to aloud. Caleb ended up finishing it on his own (and reading The Black Star of Kingston, it’s prequel), and I decided it was time for me to read it since the sequel, Ember Falls, is due to release soon. I enjoyed it.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis [re-read]
I re-read this for one of the two summer book groups I’m part of at our church. Love it, of course.
A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot
I read this well-written biography of missionary Amy Carmichael for the other book group. It’s fairly long (381 pages) but not a difficult read at all.
On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam [re-read]
I’d read this for the first time before Kate was born (over seven years ago) and decided a refresher was in order before the birth of this baby. I know not everyone agrees with this book, but to me and my personality, it just makes good common sense (and we had great success using this method with Kate). I recommend it for new moms.