On Thursday over at Mommynificent, I shared my top ten list of books for 2015 that I read during my mommy time (read “while I was nursing”) last year. But while I was going through my Goodreads list of books that I read last year, a few stood out as ones that I really enjoyed because I read them “with” the girls. Now, sometimes that “with” can mean that we read them aloud, but more and more often, it means that we read the books concurrently and talk about them when we’re hanging out together. We thought you might enjoy seeing our list of our best “read-togethers” of 2015, so without further ado…
Desperate Homeschoolers’ Top Five
Read-Together Books of 2015
1. George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans by Janet and Geoff Benge – This one we actually read aloud together, including the 2-year old and the 5-year old. We were all very inspired by the life of faith lived by George Muller, and I still find myself reflecting back on this book several months later.
2. Annie Douglass Lima’s Annals of Alasia, beginning with The Prince of Alasia. This is a fascinating trilogy in which all the books focus on the same events but from three different perspectives. I’ve never read anything quite like them, and I must admit that I would have enjoyed them even on my own, but having my oldest daughter read them on her own at the same time as me was so much fun and made for a lot of fun discussions! We are excitedly anticipating the fourth book in this series!
3. Maisy and the Money Marauder by Elizabeth Woodrum – This is book two in a series, and we waited such a long time for it to come out that we were all thrilled to finally get it! I enjoy these books a lot, but my eight-year old is downright obsessed. We have them both as Kindle and Audible books, and she has listened to it so many times, she can literally quote the whole book.
4. Beggar Magic by H.L. Burke – This was another one that my eldest and I read at the same time but on our own and talked about a lot. This was a beautifully crafted story that desperately needs a sequel!
So, that’s our short list of books we enjoyed together this year. How about you? What books did you enjoy either reading together or separately at the same time? We’re always looking for good recommendations!