Mindful Reading



My Favorites List
(How does a book make it on this list?  One word: Lifechanging!  Either in the moment I read it it made an impact, lifelong principles are highlighted, or a book I remember for years to come...these books have created a change in my thoughts, actions and life!)

The Robe - Lloyd Douglas
Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington
Roots - Alex Haley
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
Farmer Boy - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Fairest - Gail Carson Levine
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
The Virginian -  Owen Wister
The Wheel on the School - Meindert DeJong
The Hobbit - J.R. Tolkein
The Book Theif - Markus Zusak
Rebecca - Daphne DuMuire
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Man's Search for Meaning - Dr. Frankle
The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom
Fermat's Enigma - Simon Singh
Boyd K. Packer: Watchman on the Tower - Lucile Tate
Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle - Spencer J. Condie
Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley - Virginia Pearce
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
The Enchanted April - Elizabeth Von Arnim


Books for MOM
Raising a Righteous Family Unto the Lord - Gene R. Cook
A Joyful Mother of Children - Linda Eyre
The Soft-Spoken Parent - H. Wallace Goddard
French Kids Eat Everything - Karen Le Billon
Spiritual Lightening - M. Catherine Thomas


Favorite Picture Books
(I love a good picture book!  I didn't fall in love with picture books, though, until my oldest was 5 years old and I started on my home educating journey.  Books that I can read over and over to the kids without getting sick of them...that's what this list contains!)
A Far-Fetched Story - Karin Cates
Someday We'll have Manners
The Curious Garden - Peter Brown
Beautiful Oops! - Barney Satlzberg
Happiness is Everywhere - Dean Walley
Tikki Tikki Tembo - Arlene Mosel
So Many Bunnies - Rick Walton
Awesome Man - Michael Chabon
The Big Orange Splot - Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Little Elephant - Meila Ford
Hippo-not-amus - Tony Payne
Mouse was MAD - Linda Urban
Mrs. Muddle's Holidays - Laura F. Nielsen


Great Read Aloud Books
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
The Wishgiver - Bill Brittain
Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater
Mushroom Planet - Eleanor Cameron
Wizard of Oz - Frank L. Baum
All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown - Sydney Taylor
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
The Family Under the Bridge - Natalie Savage Carlson
Ginger Pye - Estes
Gone Away Lake - Elizabeth Enright
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
Summer of the Monkeys - Wilson Rawls
Li Lun, Lad of Courage - Carolyn Treffinger
The Indian in the Cupboard (little boys) - Lynne Reid Banks
The Mysterious Benedict Society -  Trenton Lee Stewart
The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
The Search for Delicious - Natalie Babbit
The Twits - Roald Dahl
The BFG - Roald Dahl
The Great Wheel - Robert Lawson
The Golden Goblet - Eloise McGraw
Our Town - Thornton Wilder
City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau
The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DeCamillo
The Shadow Children series - Margaret Haddix
Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Book of Dragons - E. Nesbit
The Five Children and It - E. Nesbit

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