Tuesday, January 29, 2019

What we Read in January

Happy New Year, y'all!  It has been a while since my last post.  I took the month of December to spend time with my family.  Christmas is our favorite holiday, and we like to focus on the true reason for the season.  We take time away from work and school and just enjoy each other.
So, you should have read a post from my goofy daughter, last week, about her tenth-grade expectations vs reality for the first semester.  If you haven't read it yet you should go check it out, she is hilarious! You can be expecting to hear from her hopefully once a week here on the blog.  Anyway, let's get into what we are reading this month.

We will start with our read-aloud books.  My kids still enjoy being read to, so we pick a few books to read-aloud each month.  This month we read three read-alouds.

The Cay by Theodore Taylor - we read this one just to for fun.  Everyone likes it so far, we are just about finished.

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder - we enjoy have a book to listen to during our car rides, so we downloaded this on Hoopla.   The kids and even my husband ask for me to put this on as soon as we get in the car.  I think we may just continue through the entire series.

What Was Pompeii? by Jim O'Connor- We are learning about the Roman time-period in History, so this is to correlate with that.

My 10th-grade daughter is reading:
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney
The Activist by John Grisham

My 7th-grade son is reading:
Amos Fortune by Elizabeth Yates

My 6th-grade daughter is reading:
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

My 4th-grade son is reading:
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Flat Stanley created by Jeff Brown

I am only reading one book this month, but I would like to start reading two books each month. We will see how that goes next month.  Anyway I am reading, will actually listening to:
Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

Are you reading any good books or do you have any book suggestions?  We would love to hear from you.  You will also be able to find this list on our YouTube Channel Life as Mrs.  Cooks.


  1. These are amazing book suggestions! I personally love The Jungle Book.

    1. Thank you! My son enjoyed, but he said it wasn’t like the movie.

  2. Through The Gates of Spendor is such a wonderful book! I really enjoyed that one and bought a couple of others by Elisabeth Elliot because of it. She is so encouraging.

    1. I agree I loved it! Our family enjoy reading stories about missionaries.

  3. These are all great books! I've never heard of Flat Stanley, would love to hear what your 4th grader thinks. The Elisabeth Elliot book is excellent!

  4. The Simple Rugged PathFebruary 4, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    So many great book suggestions, I loved Pollyanna as a child.

  5. We absolutely loved Farmer Boy. Awesome list of books. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow great picks, thanks for sharing

  7. I love HOOPLA! These sound like some fabulous books! I'm going to check out the Farmer Boy!

  8. Beowolf, Pollyana and The Jungle Book are some of my favorite classics. Great reads, sounds like everyone in the house is busy reading!

  9. Your kids are reading some great books! My kids have read several of those. I am putting the Gates of Splendor book on my reading list.

  10. What a great list of books that your kids are reading. My youngest is currently reading The Cay for her literature. I've always been inspired by the life of Elisabeth Elliott. Her book is on my to be read list.

    Thanks for linking up at Drop Everything and Read at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

  11. I loooove Elisabeth Elliot books. And my 2nd grader is also really in to the Flat Stanley series!

  12. I love the suggestions you have shared I have some of the books you shared and I can't wait to read them!

  13. i love your book suggestions! i'm saving these for later