- The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden; illustrated by Barbara Cooney. A beautiful picture book. Cheating? This is a favorite Christmas read-aloud that we didn't get to till January 1.
- A Praying Life by Paul Miller. Comments here. The link is to Westminster Bookstore which is where I acquired this book. I buy as many books as I can from them, and I'd like other folks to do the same. They have very good prices, fast and cheap shipping, and wonderful employees. (And yes, I do receive a bit of compensation if you visit their site from here.)
- Animal Farm by George Orwell. I read this along with my son as part of his schoolwork. I must say I love having older kids to read and talk about great books with. The picture book days were fun, sure, but these days are so much better.
- The Iliad by Homer (tr. Fagles). Reading aloud to my kids as part of their schoolwork. Still going; it's lengthy and I can only read aloud so much in a day! Should be finished next week. The link is to Exodus Books, which is where I acquired this. It is my favorite homeschool store, located in Oregon, and I miss it so. But at least I can order online.
- The School of Night by Louis Bayard. Fiction, for me! This was sort of a historical thriller. It was good, not great; suspenseful, funny (not laugh-out-loud funny). Very blurry line between historical fact and fiction; I had to look up the time and method of Walter Raleigh's death to be sure I hadn't been wrong about it all these years. Some forehead-slapping moments when something was revealed that I should have seen coming.
I'm fairly happy with the amount of reading, but of course I would like to do more. After a few months of reaching or exceeding my initial goal, I hope to increase the amount of nonfiction and set specific goals for types of book (biography, history, science...) But for now... at least I'm reading.