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What We Are Reading Now – 1st Quarter 2014

Reading bookI haven’t updated our reading lists in a while, so here are some of the things we are reading now!

Parents:

Kids:

The links provided for these books are from www.cbd.com. These books are also available at many libraries and through e-readers such as the Kindle. We prefer the Kindle. You can download free software to use Kindle books on your computer, tablet, or smartphone for free. You don’t even need to buy the tablet!

2013 Reading List

As 2012 winds down, rather than telling you what we are reading now, I wanted to give you the highlights of our reading plan for 2013. Many of these books would make great gift ideas too!

Bible: We will be doing the Chronological Bible. This takes you through the Bible, not in the order of a printed Bible, but in the chronological order the books were most likely written. We will be using the Blue Letter Bible Chronological plan on youversion.com.

Personal Growth: Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman, Multiply by Francis Chan & Mark Beuving, Forgotten God by Francis Chan, Radical by David Platt, Love & War by John & Staci Elderdge

Kids Fiction: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

TIP: You can download Kindle for PC or MAC for free and there are tons of great FREE books available for adults and kids alike. Just keep checking back to their website to see what is currently free. I rarely pay for a book for myself and many of the books I get for the Little Man are also free. The school-aged kids books are not a regularly free, but often at a reduced price. A great resource for lists of free books is FreeHomeSchoolDeals.com. Most of the books on our reading list were obtained free for Kindle (& Kindle apps) through information from this site.

What books are being read in your family this month? Share your current reading with us by commenting on the post!

August Reading List

I am a bit behind in this post, but here is what we are reading for August: 

Bible: Husband and Wife are continuing to work our way through the One Year Bible from the plan onwww.YouVersion.com. We are in Nehemiah and 1 Corinthians. The school-aged kids are reading the Children’s One Year Bible in the evening working through a list of Bible memory verses during school time (yes, we do a modified school schedule in the summers too). The pre-schooler is having stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones read at bedtime to go with the whole family year-long Bible reading plan. We are also reading stories from the Precious Moments Storybook Bible.

Personal Growth: Indescribable by Louie Giglio

Fiction: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Kids: Continuing  The Imager Chronicles series by Bill Myers, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, as well as many of the free books on marine animals as listed on FreeHomeschoolDeals.com.

TIP: You can download Kindle for PC or MAC for free and there are tons of great FREE books available for adults and kids alike. Just keep checking back to their website to see what is currently free. I rarely pay for a book for myself and many of the books I get for the Little Man are also free. The school-aged kids books are not a regularly free, but often at a reduced price.

What books are being read in your family this month? Share your current reading with us by commenting on the post!

July Book List

Here is what we are reading in July: 

Bible: Husband and Wife are continuing to work our way through the One Year Bible from the plan on www.YouVersion.com. We are finishing 2 Kings and Acts. The school-aged kids are reading the Children’s One Year Bible in the evening working through a list of Bible memory verses during school time (yes, we do a modified school schedule in the summers too). The pre-schooler is having stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones read at bedtime to go with the whole family year-long Bible reading plan. We are also reading stories from the Precious Moments Storybook Bible.

Personal Growth: 365 Days of Thanking God by Daniella Whyte

Fiction: From A Distance: Timber Ridge Reflections Book 1 by Tamera Alexander

Kids: Heaven for Kids by Randy Alcorn, The Imager Chronicles series by Bill Myers, Superfudge by Judy Blume, as well as many of the free books on marine animals as listed on FreeHomeschoolDeals.com.

TIP: You can download Kindle for PC or MAC for free and there are tons of great FREE books available for adults and kids alike. Just keep checking back to their website to see what is currently free. I rarely pay for a book for myself and many of the books I get for the Little Man are also free. The school-aged kids books are not a regularly free, but often at a reduced price.

What books are being read in your family this month? Share your current reading with us by commenting on the post!

June Book List

Here is what we are reading in June: 

Bible: Husband and Wife are continuing to work our way through the One Year Bible from the plan on www.YouVersion.com. We are in Judges and John. The school-aged kids are reading the Children’s One Year Bible in the evening and Judges during the day for Bible at school time. The pre-schooler is having stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones read at bedtime to go with the whole family year-long Bible reading plan. We are also reading stories from the Precious Moments Storybook Bible.

Personal Growth: The Fitting Room: Putting on the Character of Christ by Kelly Minter

Fiction: A Lady of High Regard by Tracie Peterson

Kids: The Imager Chronicles series by Bill Myers, Superfudge by Judy Blume, as well as many of the free books on marine animals as listed on FreeHomeschoolDeals.com.

TIP: You can download Kindle for PC or MAC for free and there are tons of great FREE books available for adults and kids alike. Just keep checking back to their website to see what is currently free. I rarely pay for a book for myself and many of the books I get for the Little Man are also free. The school-aged kids books are not a regularly free, but often at a reduced price.

What books are being read in your family this month? Share your current reading with us by commenting on the post!

May Book Lists

Here is what we are reading in May: 

Bible: Husband and Wife are continuing to work our way through the One Year Bible from the plan on www.YouVersion.com. We are in Judges and John. The school-aged kids are reading the Children’s One Year Bible in the evening and Numbers during the day for Bible at school time. The pre-schooler is having stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones read at bedtime to go with the whole family year-long Bible reading plan. We are also reading stories from the Precious Moments Storybook Bible.

Personal Growth: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas (in preparation for our new small group study)

Fiction: The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen and The Kincaid Brides Series by Mary Connealy

Kids: Continuing reading The American Girl series, the girls are reading Julie’s Journey and Julie and the Eagles, as well as many of the free books on marine animals as listed on FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. The Little Man is reading My Little Pet Dragon, Silly Monsters ABC, and continues to enjoy Dr. Seuss books.

TIP: You can download Kindle for PC or MAC for free and there are tons of great FREE books available for adults and kids alike. Just keep checking back to their website to see what is currently free. I rarely pay for a book for myself and many of the books I get for the Little Man are also free. The school-aged kids books are not a regularly free, but often at a reduced price.

What books are being read in your family this month? Share your current reading with us by commenting on the post!

April Book Lists

Here is what we are reading in April:

Bible: Husband and Wife are continuing to work our way through the One Year Bible from the plan on www.YouVersion.com. We are in Deuteronomy and Luke. The school-aged kids are reading the Children’s One Year Bible in the evening and Numbers during the day for Bible at school time. The pre-schooler is having stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones read at bedtime to go with the whole family year-long Bible reading plan. We are also reading stories from the Precious Moments Strorybook Bible.

Personal Growth: Husband is reading 40 Unforgettable Dates by Gary Rosenberg (I hope some great dates follow that one!). I am finishing Crazy Love by Francis Chan (I started this over a year ago and never finished!).

Fiction: Emma by Jane Austen

Kids: The oldest (10 ) is reading the 1st book in The Imager Chronicles series titled The Portal by Bill Myers. The middle (8 this month!) is reading the American Girl series, starting with Meet Kaya by Janet Shaw. The preschooler (4 this month!) is enjoying Dr. Seuss books as well as anything about trucks or race cars.

TIP: You can download Kindle for PC or MAC for free and there are tons of great FREE books available for adults and kids alike. Just keep checking back to their website to see what is currently free. I rarely pay for a book for myself and many of the books I get for the Little Man are also free. The school-aged kids books are not a regularly free, but often at a reduced price. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store/zgbs/digital-text/ref=pd_ts_zgc_kstore_digital-text_more?pf_rd_p=1286397762&pf_rd_s=right-3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=133141011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1V4G662HGNXK7WQN2YPK

What books are being read in your family this month? Share your current reading with us by commenting on the post!