Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Five ~ What I’m Reading

Heidi's Book Stack @ Mt. Hope Chronicles


1. Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Here’s the deal: in order to discuss literature with Levi, I have to have read it. Crispin is up for discussion next week.

2. Lila: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson

I started this one a while ago then my mom and sister borrowed it before I had finished. Now it’s my turn again!

3. Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education by David Hicks

Norms and Nobility has been on my to-read list for a long time now. Since the author is speaking at the upcoming CiRCE Pacific Northwest Regional Conference, I figured I should have at least a few chapters read by then.

4. The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

This non-fiction narrative of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900 was our ChocLit Guild book club selection for last month. Oops.

5. Honey for a Teen's Heart by Gladys Hunt

I have some serious things to share about this one in a post of its own. For now: two thumbs up.


What are you reading this week?


Emily said...

I'm excited to read your upcoming post about Honey for a Teen's Heart. We checked out the child's edition so many times I just need to buy it. Our boys keep growing (and none of our libraries carry the teen edition) so a recommendation from someone like you would help me decided if I need to buy it too.

This week we're reading aloud The Mysterious Howling (Incorrigible Children #1) and I'm working on The Sweetness of Forgetting...Alzheimer's, WWII mysteries, and endless descriptions of French pastries!

Meghan said...

I've been marinating in Gilead for a few months now, finishing up Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, reading The Wind in the Willows aloud, and I just finished Middlemarch by George Eliot, which I loved loved loved. I was shocked by how much I loved it, and now I think it's in my top 10.

Heidi said...

Emily~ I have loved Honey for a Child's Heart for so long (my mom had an earlier edition for my own childhood). I put off buying Honey for a Teen's Heart, but I really needed it now that my son is 13...and I'm so glad I did. I promise to share more details in an upcoming post.

Meghan~ I love "marinating in Gilead"--what a great way to put it! I have never read Middlemarch. There's another book for the to-read list...

Brandy Vencel said...

I can't wait until you tell us what you think of Norms and Nobility. I read that book every year -- I really think you are going to love. it! :)

Lovely list, by the way.

prairiegirl said...

I started reading Lila earlier this week but I took it back to the library. I find that I need to be in the right frame of mind for Marilynne Robinson. I will try again when my circumstances are different. I, too, look forward to your thoughts on N&N. I read it a long time ago but my brain is bigger now so I am thinking that I should read it again. I am now reading Pilgrim's Regress by C.S.Lewis, The Narnian by Alan Jacobs and As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (a Flavia mystery)by Alan Bradley.

Heidi said...

Brandy~ I'm enjoying it already! I'll post more as I go along.

Prairiegirl~ I completely understand. I was in the right place for both Gilead and then Home, but I know that they would have been rough reads at different seasons of my life. Good for you, knowing when to put a book down!