Do you love book lists? My friend Beki has been posting her reading lists each year and they inspire me like no other. Plus, I read two books about the value of reading to kids: The Read-Aloud Handbook and Honey for a Child’s Heart. As a result, I think I read more in 2018 than I have in years, and it feels so good.
Reading is a discipline. I find that if I have a spare five or ten minutes, I often fritter away the time doing who-knows-what on my phone. But I’ve been trying to be more intentional about “redeeming” those pockets of time to use for quality, edifying reading—especially before bed. So if you’re looking for a good book or just curious to know what books have been on my nightstand, this post is for you! I’ll split the lists into books I read for myself and then read-alouds with the kids. I share in the hope that you, too, will be spurred on to more good reading in 2019! And frankly, reviewing this list is fun for me because it’s a sort of roadmap of where my brain was in 2018.Read More