This is where I tell you about my all time favorite website. . . .www.goodreads.com . A place to catalog your reads, see what your friends are reading and score suggestions! It is a great way to keep track of what you have read and what you might like to read. This has been revolutionary and magical for our family. For the past two years, I have been keeping track of what everyone has been reading in addition to gaining fantastic suggestions from fellow reading “Friends”. It does not matter if you read a little or a lot but if you find yourself stumped for that next book or your kids are coming to you what seems like every few minutes for book suggestions, this site will be a blessing to you and your family. . . .They also make suggestions based on what you have read (if you liked this, you might like this). If you are already on goodreads, and would like to share books to read or books to skip, I am always up for help! Come say hello! Here is the link to my page.
A top notch blog for book suggestion is that of the talented Melissa Wiley. . . She has given us a multitude of treasures over the years. Lucky for her, she would not know me from Adam but we have been on the same wavelength for years (back in the days of egroups like Catholic Charlotte Mason). Over the years, she introduced us to many family favorites, e.g. Rowan Jacobsen’s Fruitless Fall, Helene Hanff”s 84, Charring Cross Road and probably about a billion others. Here is the link to her site www.melissawiley/blog She has a section on her blog of “book recs” which will bring you many hours of joy and delight! Go here for a quick peek to get the drool dripping. The reason that I like her so much is that I am quite honestly, a book list snob. I wish that I had the time to read as I did when my first two were little. I felt like we read for at least 2 hours a day. Now, things are different, much different but we have stacks at the ready in most rooms to pounce on when we can. I am much more selective about what I read because I want to make sure that I get all the gems in. She keeps me abreast of worthy new picture books, early readers and big kid treasures.
I often look at the book lists for schools and I’m consistently impressed with the reading lists for the Heights School. In fact, it is the only school list that I would recommend in its entirety. They frequently update their lists and have suggestions for parents and students. Don’t be deterred because it is a boys school. This is a great source for the well rounded reader. The link is here.
If you have any other sources, I would love to hear about them.
My apologies for the long blogging hiatus!