Most of the books are actually books I just need to FINISH, as I've already started them but got way-layed along the way. One is one I would like to read again, with my oldest son. Only one is one I haven't started yet.
1. The Gospels, In Order
I've actually read these before...but last Christmas I decided to try to read the four Gospels in order, using the Gospel Harmony list I found here. I meant to try to finish it between New Years and Easter (ha ha) and am just now at Jesus' entry into Jerusalem with on a young donkey (ie Palm Sunday). It's been interesting putting the various stories in order, and reading the overlapping stories of the four Gospels side by side. I REALLY want to finish this up before Christmas.
2. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
This is a book a friend gave me...its beautiful and deep and needs to be taken in small doses. I'm so grateful for this gift...and though I may or not finish it by Christmas I hope to keep wading into it's deep waters.
3. To the Hilt by Dick Francis
Years ago my dad gave me a bunch of Dick Francis books...he said he thought I'd like them. I was into other things at the time and never popped one open. Until, that is, my Dad's Parkinsons progressed to the point where he couldn't focus enough to read (he'd always been an avid reader). So, I went out looking for books on tape for him, and started to read some of the books he'd given me so we could talk about them together. The whole books on take thing didn't turn out the way I'd hoped...don't know if he ever used them. But Dad was right, I did like Dick Francis. I've finished two (Bonecrack and For Kicks), so this will be my third. I'm half way through already.
4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
This is the only book on the list I hadn't started. My 9 year old so brought this 500+ page book home from his school library not long before school ended last year, and wasn't able to finish it before school ended, so asked if he could buy it. We did, and I told him I would like to read it after he did. Well, summer came and he lost interest a little...he probably has less than 100 pages to go. When he finishes I'm giving it a go. I'm thinking I may not finish this before December though.
5. The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkien
I've read this one before...but my children haven't. I want to read it with them BEFORE we go see the movie that is coming out in December. (Well, with my oldest two at least...save this for later with my youngest).
So, there it is, the books I hope to read this fall. :-)
*Oh, and side note: Yes, I was an English Major. No, my grammar does not always reflect it. Sorry folks, but my grammar reflects the fact that I'm a mom who really shouldn't be taking the time to blog as much as she does. I don't