Worthwhile Reading

We are busy people. Most readers of this blog are probably homeschooling mothers of large families who are very busy people. I intend to compile a series of book and periodical reviews to suggest what I hope is worthwhile reading.

Books for the Children

**Not all of these are Catholic or Christian lists, so parents should review each book suggestion through his or her own religious preferences. All of these lists should generally be wholesome.**

Tally of Books for 2013-2014 School Year

100+ Whole-Hearted Books to Fight Back the Culture by Deep Roots at Home

The Thousand Good Books List by John Senior

Ginny's Favorite Chapter Books for Boys (check out all her book lists)

"How to Choose Age Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers" by Tanya Turek (not Catholic/Christian, but useful--use your parental discretion)

Books that Every Boy Should Hazard” (and check out all the lists filed under The Library Project) at Like Mother, Like Daughter

1,000 Good Books List by Classic Christian Educators Support Loop

Spiritual Classics

Daily Spiritual Reading
Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.

Fiction Reviews Written by Katherine

"Lord of the World" by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson
"A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
"Ida Elisabeth" by Sigrid Undset
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Non-Fiction Reviews Written by Katherine

"The Children's Blizzard" by David Laskin

Periodicals
We subscribe to all of these except for First Things, which we let lapse purely for lack of reading time.

Finer Femininity (see my review here)
First Things
From the Housetops
Homiletic and Pastoral Review
Latin Mass Magazine
The Wanderer Newspaper


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