I must admit, I haven’t done as much reading the last couple of months as I had planned. And with all the rainy days we’ve had, you’d think I’d be curled up on the couch, sipping tea with my nose in a book. Truth is, I’ve fallen asleep every single time I’ve sat down to read. It could be 10 am or 2 in the afternoon. It doesn’t matter. And if it’s past 8:30 p.m…… well, just forget it.
So, to not have an extremely short list, I’m including what myself and the kiddos read in October as well as what we plan to read in November.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman This was our book club pick for October and it was one of my favorite of this year. I was in tears in several parts. (This is good crying, though.) Love comes in all sorts of unexpected packages. This book reminded me to keep my heart open and appreciate the ones I love-now. It did have some language in it. I feel I have to mention that. For me, it didn’t distract me from the story at all, though. And I liked enough to lend it to a friend.
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowlings As I mentioned in My Summer Reading List post, I’m working through the Harry Potter books. This is the one I’m currently reading.
I’m going to read……….
Simply Tuesdays by Emily P. Freeman I’m just starting this one and really excited to dig into it during November
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr This is our next book club pick. Because November was too busy we pushed book club out to December and so I have a few extra weeks to tackle this book. Good thing, it’s one of the longer books we’ve chosen. I don’t much about the book; but have heard from several people that it is a really good read. Fingers crossed.
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder We had already started reading the Little House series and were a couple of books in when Lily started her fall co-op classes. One class is reading through the whole series and doing activities to go along with each book. We are just finishing up Farmer Boy and really enjoying it.
Caleb’s Story by Patricia MacLachlan
She is going to read……
By the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Harry, the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion There are more Harry picture books we’ve found at the Library like No Roses for Harry! and Harry by the Sea. How did I miss these books? They are absolutely wonderful!
Froggy Books by Jonathan London Okay, I’m in love with these sweet little books. There is one for every thing my little guy is experiencing. Froggy Goes to the Dentist, Froggy Plays Soccer, etc. We love these books.
And of course, there are pumpkin books. I have a list of some of my favorite pumpkin picture books here.
I added a few new favorites this year:
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli
Pumpkin Town by Katie McKy
I haven’t really decided what we will read with H during November. I will pick a lot of great Thanksgiving picture books, though. If I come across an especially good one, I’ll probably post it on Instagram or Face Book page.