Reading

TTT August 30: Required Readings That Inspired My Love of Books

I decided I needed to get back into doing these! Link here.

My mom started our homeschooling with 5 in a Row, which I believe is based on the Charlotte Mason method. In middle and high school some of our history was the Beautiful Feet curriculum which is also I believe based on the Charlotte Mason method. So we had a rich experience with good books starting with wonderful illustrated classics. Either these books were part of the school program (either read to us  or assigned to us) or they came from learning about the author from a different book we were assigned. I’ve included some of the stand-outs in the kids (so many other great ones though).

  1. Miss Rumphius
  2. Lentil
  3. Blueberries for Sal
  4. A New Coat for Anna
  5. Calico Bush
  6. Mara, Daughter of the Nile
  7. The Eagle of the Ninth (first Sutcliff, feel in love with these novels and Roman Britain)
  8. Warrior Scarlet (first books I remember crying over, granted I think I was already emotional at the time but still)
  9. Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliff’s writing with Alan Lee’s Illustration, y’all!)
  10. The Wanderings of Odysseus (same as above)

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