Sunday, December 17, 2006

Winter Reading Challenge

I'm happy to participate in the Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Seasonal Surroundings. (Click here) for further information.

I'm sure the list will change slightly, especially the books having to do with our schoolwork.

Here is my list as it stands right now:

Homeschool Related Books
(I will be adding quite a few titles to this category)
Crunchy Cons by Rod Dreher
One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Devotional Reading
My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers (continued reading)
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs (continued reading)

Nonfiction
How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life by Peter Robinson
When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan (another book about Reagan)
The Bounty; The True Story of the Mutiny On the Bounty by Caroline Alexander

Fiction
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Historical Fiction
Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Sharra
The Glorious Cause by Jeff Sharra (Sequel)
1776 David McCullough
John Adams by David McCullough (Reread)

4 comments:

JDW said...

1176?

Did McCullough decide to write about London Bridge after the success he had with his book on the Brooklyn Bridge?

SeasonalSoundings said...

Hi Brenda,
I see we have some more in common! My dh used to speak often of Burroughs book (he read he before we were married 30 years ago). I need to dig it out.

I've read all but one of your historical fiction selections. McCullough and Shaara--great combination!

Happy reading!
Janie

Brenda said...

ROTFL...I didn't see that error until this morning when it came up on Bloglines! It has been corrected.

It is...1776!

I started Burrough's book a couple months ago and I just reread the first chapter this morning. It is so wonderful.

I have a leather bound My Utmost For His Highest that I've used for a few years. I also like Streams In the Desert, which was really great when I was going through severe trials.

Brenda said...

By the way, jdw is also known at my house as "the world's best son-in-law". Or at least he was...
:)