I’m a little tardy in posting this, but here is a list of the books I completed in 2018!
The Odyssey (Homer)
Wives and Daughters (Elizabeth Gaskell)
Right Ho, Jeeves (P. G. Wodehouse)
Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) – reread
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)
Pilgrim’s Inn aka The Herb of Grace (Elizabeth Goudge) – reread
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Anne Shaffer & Annie Barrows)
Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc (Mark Twain)
Rilla of Ingleside (Lucy Maud Montgomery) – reread
The Cricket on the Hearth (Charles Dickens)
The Pursuit of God (A. W. Tozer)
Teach Us to Want (Jen Pollock Michel)
Spiritual Direction (Henri Nouwen)
Different (Sally Clarkson)
Selections from The Rule of St. Benedict
Ongoing (slow and reference reading):
Home Education (Charlotte Mason)
Parents and Children (Charlotte Mason)
Know and Tell (Karen Glass)
The Major Works (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
The Little Duke (Charlotte Yonge)
Viking Tales (Jennie Hall)
Understood Betsy (Dorothy Canfield Fisher)
On the Banks of Plum Creek (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
The House at Pooh Corner (A. A. Milne)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
Heidi (Johanna Spyri)
Red Sails to Capri (Ann Weil)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Barbara Robinson)
My fiction list is mainly our book club selections. Favourite novels from this year include Wives and Daughters and Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc. The Odyssey isn’t a novel, of course, but it was definitely high up there on the list of personally enriching! I loved my immersion into that world and its characters. I feel quite satisfied having completed Homer’s epics, and I’m sure I will dive into them again in the future. It also really helped to read these communally! I highly recommend it.
I usually have a few education or parenting books on the go that I dip in and out of as need be. These aren’t all represented here.
One category I’d like to read more of in 2019 is light to moderate non-fiction. I enjoy that kind of reading, but haven’t done much of it lately. I think it would be easy to squeeze in amongst the literature, so I’d love some recommendations for that category! I’d like to read a science/nature book, a math related book (!!!), and perhaps a history book, at least. Any suggestions?
Happy reading in 2019!