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From My Bookshelf to Yours: What I Read in February

I didn’t create a reading list for this year like I have in the past. Instead, I challenged myself to read 40 books by the end of the year. This goal includes the chapter books I read-aloud with the children as well as what I read for myself.

I am keeping up with my progress on Goodreads, which is my new favorite way to keep a record of what I’m reading!

By the way, if you’re on Goodreads, I’d love to be friends with you! I love hearing what others are reading and adding books to my “to read” shelf that have been recommended by others. Click here and add me as a friend!

Oh, and since I’m ALWAYS asked how I get so much reading done, you can check out this post that gives you 15 of my best tips for making time to read. Okay, now for what I read this month!

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What I read in February:

The Scoop on Scope: Periscope Pointers for Bloggers, Beginners, and Beyond by Kristi Clover- I started my own show on Periscope this month. I found this book truly invaluable as I navigated the new waters of yet another social media channel that I can connect with you on! I’m so glad I had this book to hold my hand through getting started. A great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about Periscope.

Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay – I wanted to read a fiction book this month for something a little lighter. This one came highly recommended from some of the people I follow on Goodreads. After almost putting it down because the beginning was a little too whiny-woe-is-me, I ended up really enjoying this book. It wasn’t one that I simply could not put down, but the story line was good and the characters believable. A great, easy, and clean fiction read!

What We Read-Aloud with the Children:

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell – Mark and I both read this as kids. It’s a fun, light read filled with lots of little boy voices saying “yuuuuccckkkyyy!!!” from the back seat and laughing hysterically at the silliness of the infamous bet to eat 15 worms. We listened to this on audiobook in the car. Everyone enjoyed it!

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – What a beloved, sweet book. We read this together as a family in the evenings. I practiced using various voices just a bit, and Sam loved it. Daddy even got hooked into the book. He couldn’t remember much of it from reading it as a kid. I have a long way to go still on my voices, but perhaps I will be audiobook worthy one day. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nevertheless, a classic children’s book that we all adored … again.

What did you read in February? What about your favorite read-alouds with your children?

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6 Comments

  1. I picked up Sally Clarkson’s book Own Your Life again and am trying to finish it. I was gifted her new book but I want to finish the other first. I’m also slowly working/skimming through A Charlotte Mason Companion and refreshing myself on her ideas on habits with a book called Laying Down the Rails.

    As far as with the kids, my husband is reading Where the Red Fern Grows, I finished Misty of Chincoteague and started rereading Peter Pan, and we are slowly working through The Long Winter (a Little House book) together as a family. In the car we have been enjoying Dragon Tales on audiobook.

    1. I’m really interested in Laying Down the Rails. It’s on my list. I like to re-read/skim A Charlotte mason Companion as a refresher from time-to-time too. And the Sally Clarkson books on my ever growing list…

      Where the Red Fern Grows … great book!! We loved Peter Pan too on our road trip a couple of years ago.

      Such a great book list! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I just finished reading RISEN. Very good. I also have been reading the Joel Rosenberg books. AMAZING! My children are in homes of their own, but I did read to them when they were home. We read the original Raggedy Anne and Andy books, Little House on the Prairie books and more.

  3. I just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with my 4 year old! I had never read the book and didn’t really care for the movie (the older version – I’m not a big Martin Short fan so I never bothered with the more recent one!) Besides being a bit strange, we definitely enjoyed it! I’ve been slowwwwly working my way through 12 Years a Slave. The first 60% I got through really quick (thanks Goodreads for the progress report lol), but now it’s gotten a bit slow. What a terrible story. I’ve never read a book like this before – about slavery – so I’ve learned a lot, and some has been tough to swallow. I also recently read Fahrenheit451 – I’m trying to read some “classics,” I guess! I have so many books on my list – you MIGHT know how that feels ๐Ÿ˜‰