Family Favorites… Book List

My letter on Summer Reading sparked the idea to ask my kids what their favorite books were that they would recommend to others. Some are their books that they chose at the store with their own money. Others are books they have chosen from our “assigned Summer Reading.” I didn’t edit the list to communicate what I thought was important, but left the lists exactly as they wrote them, to leave the purity of the child’s desire there, instead of inserting this homeschooling mom’s heart. Though the ages listed are their current ages, some of these “favorites” were read in their younger years.

J.R. (age 11):

Christine (age 13)

Nate (age 16)

Casey (age 19)

I asked my kids for permission to use their names (or if they preferred that I leave their list anonymous), and they all said, “yes,” except one, who clarified:

“You have my permission to use my name in conjunction with all of the aforementioned information, along with any other information that may be prevalent to the purpose of the article, under the condition that I am properly referred to and quoted under all standard blog and MLA guidelines and format.”

..just in case you wondered. 🙂

Since my husband, Chris Brady, is an author along with our close friend and business partner, Orrin Woodward, I didn’t want to miss the chance to plug some of their books which would be great for summer reading, or homeschool curriculum or family book discussions. Here are a few of my favorites from our family’s discussions:

I have one last list to mention! I recently came across the reading list for the Torrey Honors Institute within BIOLA University. Any child or adult could benefit from reading this list of books! Check it out here.

Read well to lead well,

Terri

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7 thoughts on “Family Favorites… Book List

  1. Thanks, Terri!  Rian Lee and I read together many nights. We were about to send you an email inquiring about Christine’s favorite books.  You read our thoughts. (No pun intended)  Pray you guys are well!! Vicki & Rian Lee!

  2. 😂We just muscled through Johnny Tremain with Champ in his Challenge 1 CC class this year. I enjoyed it, he’s working on understanding the language of the time period. What’s beautiful in seeing how one student loves it and another struggles is that it points to simply getting in there and reading. Casey has had an environment that has fostered that love of learning and we still feel new to the game. I’m so thankful your kiddos were willing to share. Pass along our gratitude to them for us?

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