Sunday, December 30, 2018

What We Read in December 2018

"Woman Reading on Terrace"
by Vladislav Nagornov


December was a promising month for reading. I brought out our box of children's Christmas books and the boys read a lot of those throughout the day, cozied up on the couch or on the floor. My nine year old and I made a trip to the library to load up on other books.


My nine year old finished the last three books of the Sarah, Plain and Tall series: Caleb's Story, More Perfect then the Moon, and Grandfather's Dance. She was so sad for it to end, but I am glad that she found a book series she loved. She also read The Boxcar Children and wants to read more from that series as well.

        


I read all three of The Ballantyne Legacy series by Laura Frantz, one of my my favorite Christian historical fiction authors. 



I love a good generational book series. It's sometimes hard to follow along, especially if you don't read them one after the other, but it's also nice to revisit the characters and see what they've been up to. This series spans about 50-60 years, starting just after the American Revolution in York, Pennsylvania, and ending just before the American Civil War in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


I also read this western Christian fiction book by Mary Connealy. I've always found her older books to be light and humorous, though her newer books are more serious with just a touch of humor. This one was funny. I then wanted to read a couple of Christmas-time books this month, so I found 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep and An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti. The first was very intriguing. It took awhile to figure out what was going on, because some of the characters were just so out there. The second book was short and sweet. Totally not a normal family, but still a pleasant read. 


    
  


There are two more books I'm currently reading, but will not finish them before the end of the year, so I'll save those for January's post. I'm also looking forward to starting another read-aloud with the children. I lost my voice in mid-December and have had a cough ever since. 

We've already loaded up on library books for the month of January and are eager to start those. Happy reading!

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