We love to read in our house! Our dream is to have this perfect little reading nook once we own our own place. I grew up loving books, getting lost in my own imagination as the characters spun their stories and adventures. I hope that my children will have less TV this year and more books. Here is a list of what we are reading in our home right now.
For the young budding Christian girl in your home: (ages 3+)
I can not say enough praise for these book, our daughters love them! These stories each have a parable woven into them with each Princess of the King. The language is that of old literature which makes it even more enjoyable to read as a women whom loves Jane Eyre. Each princess learns a new lesson as they go on an adventure. There is Princess Charity, Princess Joy, Princess Hope, Princess Grace and Princess Faith who are all blessed to be daughters of the King. The author is: Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson.
These next books are also geared towards girls because of the strong female role that is in each of them. However my little man had no problem sitting on my lap and listening in as well. (ages 3+)
The Whisper by: Pamela Zagarenski
This book is filled with beautiful illistrations and a little girl learning to use her imgination.
The Tea Party in the Woods by : Akiki Miyakoshi
About a little girl trying to catch up to her daddy to deliver a pie to her grandmas house and on her way ends up at a special tea party.
This is Sadie by: Sara O’Leary
Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination! Your little one will love following along with her on her adventures.
The Princess in Black by: Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Princess Magnolia is a normal everyday princess until her glitter-stone ring gives her a ring when there is monsters about then she turns into the great Princess in Black!
As for boys books my little man is soely in love with Spider-Man and is all he wants to read at the moment.
What I am reading and waiting to read:
For my heart:
Grieving the Child I never knew by: Kathe Wunnenberg
This is a beautiful devotional that walks you through the grief of loosing a child.
In Flanders Fields 100 Years by: John McCrae (have yet to start)
Writings on war, loss and remembrance
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by: Katherine Boo (have yet to read) Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Really excited to started reading this one. The cover says, “Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity.
It’s What I Do A photographer’s Life of Love and War by: Lynsey Addario (have yet to start)
A story of war through photos and writing.
Disappointment with God by: Philip Yancy (reading)
Another one for my heart. It is often not God whom disappoints us but other circumstances or people. This book asks three questions: “Is God unfair?” “Is God silent?” and “Is God hidden?” And walks through them.
The Orchardist by: Amanda Coplin (half way done)
I really enjoyed this book in the beginning but it has slowed down slightly, hoping that it will pick up again. Very vivid descriptiveness in each passage which some may find a bother but I quite enjoy it.
What have you been reading recently? Any great suggestions for my little man other than Spider-Man?
Happy reading friends!