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I love a good book recommendation and am always keen to hear what other people are reading. Let’s hope that’s the same for you because today I would like to share what we are currently reading. This could be a long one as no one in this family seems able to read just one book at a time!
- Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that tell you everything you need to know about Global Politics – Tim Marshall.
Not that far into this yet, but enjoying it so far. I’m a big fan of maps and all things geographical, so am fascinated to learn more about how the physical has shaped the political.
- A Home Education Notebook: To encourage and inspire – Ross Mountney.
Lovely short chapters brimming with wisdom on all things home-ed, beautiful! I just love her blog too.
- Rethinking Learning to Read – Harriet Pattison.
Interesting, enjoyable and refreshing – explores how children that are home educated learn to read.
- How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare – Ken Ludwig
Aside from my slight unease at the word ‘teach’ in the title, I’ve found this to be an enchanting, yet unusual, introduction to Shakespeare’s work. The book identifies and explains key speeches within a number of plays and offers useful pointers on how to memorise them, intriguing stuff.
- Fact Cat : Roman Britain – Izzi Howell
- Fact Cat : Scotland – Alice Harman
- Fact Cat : The Planets – Alice Harman
We love reading these ‘Fact Cat’ books together and are working our way through all the series. We have enjoyed many of the science and history ones so far and are particularly looking forward to the habitats, animals and geography ones next.
- Mr Tickle – Roger Hargreaves
I picked this one out at random, from the many Mr. Men books beside her pillow. She is happily working her way through this series too. She loves having them read to her by anyone and everyone in the family, but especially Dad – it’s a bit of a tradition – he read them to her big sisters and brother, and now it’s her turn.
- Katie and the Waterlily Pond – James Mayhew
Yet another one that is part of a series we are working our way through. The subtitle reads ‘A magical journey through five Monet masterpieces’. Lovely.
- Barefoot Books World Atlas – Nick Crane.
A beautiful book we are reading together, whenever we can, snuggled up on the sofa, often with the plumblepie too.
- Paddington races ahead – Michael Bond.
Number 13 in the series. Pteroturtle loves this bear.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K Rowling
An audiobook – the entire series are on a permanent loop in this boy’s room, such joy!
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Reading this one for a group read and a read-a-thon on Goodreads, along with sophofbread. I hear them chatting about this lots round the house at the moment.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
One of her favourite books, she is currently annotating a copy and enjoying it one more time.
- Shakespeare and Ovid – Jonathon Bate
She’s a real Bate fan.
- The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu
A classic Chinese science-fiction apparently, in audiobook format.
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Reading along with a group on Goodreads and artybaker too. This is a re-read and she tells me that she is enjoying it even more than the first time.
- Dementia Reconsidered : The Person Comes First – Tom Kitwood
Studying this one for a course.
In audiobook format. I love this book and am looking forward to hearing her views on it.
- Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela
We are buddy reading this one, a re-read for me and first time for sophofbread. The story of an extraordinary life told by the man himself – inspiring!
- Voyage of the Beagle – Charles Darwin
Another buddy read with me. Some interesting parts describing local wildlife and geology, some tedious parts and some shockingly outrageous parts so far!
Thanks for reading. Wishing you a wonderful week where you have lots of time to enjoy a good book. We would love to know what you’re reading at the moment, let us know in the comments below.