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1.08.2016

A Few of My Favorite Books

I really am a book lover. When we go to flea markets and rummage sales, the first place you will find me is among the books. When I have to sit and wait for the kids to finish an activity, you will likely find me with a book stashed in my purse if not in my hand. Here are some of my favorites from this year: (All links are Amazon affiliate links. If you purchase an item through my links, I earn a small portion of the sale at no extra cost to you.)

To Kill a Mockingbird* --This is my third time reading this book. Each time I read it, I just get that much more out of it. This time I was able to discuss this book with my oldest daughter and 3 of her friends in a homeschool literature class. Let me just say that their insight into the book blew me away! We watched the movie together and are going to see the play in February. What a treat to share a classic AND a favorite with my daughter!

 Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)* --I was supposed to have read this book in high school. In fact, I wrote an entire research paper about this book. Sadly, I didn't remember a thing at all about this book. I must not have read it to begin with. But I finally did read it and I couldn't put it down. This is a new favorite for me. Not sure why I neglected it all those years ago, or why I wrote a paper about a book that I never read.

Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz* --We were blessed this fall to meet this dear and wonderful woman Eva Mozes Kor. We happened to be at the Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, IN on the same day that she was telling her story. We did miss the first hour of her lecture, but sat in absolute awe at her heroism while listening to her tell her story. Simply gripping. The museum is tastefully done and if get a chance to go, it is well worth the trip and the effort, especially if you will get to hear Eva speak.

Tirzah* --This one is a read aloud for my son's curriculum in Preparing Hearts for His Glory by Heart of Dakota. We still have a couple chapters to finish up and he keeps asking when we are going to read them. I love how the story of Moses and the Israelite's escaping Egypt and slavery is beautifully woven into the fictional story of Tirzah and her family. It almost feels like we are there. I read this one aloud to my girls a couple years ago and I'm glad to go through it again with my son.


What are your favorite reads from 2015? What do you plan to read in 2016?

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