As of May 3, our official school year will be over. Years of homeschooling have taught us, however, the value of year round learning peppered by strategically structured breaks. Although things are slowing down around here considerably, organization, planning, and substantial bits of leisure are occupying most of our time. With my increased focus on reading and reviewing books, I decided to fly less by the seat of my pants when deciding what to read. I’m going to…plan my reading.
Rather than simply wandering the library, picking up a dozen books which look interesting, and choosing what to read as if I were throwing darts at a map, I have a list of books I plan to read in May and June and a particular order in which I plan to read them. In the interest of -perhaps- finding someone who has read or wants to read one of the books, here’s the list:
- Miss Maitland Private Secretary, by Geraldine Bonner. Yes. I am currently reading, and thoroughly enjoying, a novel! You can get this one for free on Kindle. I’m about a third way through it, and it’s exciting without being depressing.
- Florida: A Short History, by Michael Gannon.
- His Image…My Image, by Josh McDowell
- Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, by Amy Chua
- The Bostonians, by Henry James. .99 on Kindle. The review at Marginalia Bookstore piqued my interest in this one.
- Hippies of the Religious Right, by Preston Shires. The reviews at The Practical Conservative piqued my curiosity about this one.
Let the season of summer reading begin!