Can you believe we’re half-way through the year already? Where has the time gone?

I figure since we’re nearing the end of June, I should give you a little update on how my goal of reading more this year is going. I must confess that having a tablet with an e-reader has made reading more appealing to me. :) Recently being on home assignment has also given me a little more time to read!

Books I’ve finished

  • “Don’t Make Me Count to Three!” by Ginger Plowman—I loved the gospel-centred focus on training and disciplining my children! Mrs. Plowman encourages her readers to get to the heart of discipline issues, rather than just treating the problem.
  • Good Mourning by Judy Gordon Morrow and Nancy Gordon DeHammer—A friend of mine lent me this book when I had the miscarriage. It was a guide to working through all the events and emotions of losing our baby.
  • Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson—A book about how we deal with change. I thought it was insightful, as it was an allegory for how people react to change in their lives.
  • The Christian Mama’s Guide to Parenting a Toddler by Erin MacPherson—I wrote a review on this one, so you can click the link to find out what I had to say about the book.
  • On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam—I read Babywise, so this one follows perfectly. I struggled at times to implement Babywise since I’m so black and white… so this one is a struggle, too. It’s still good and fits somewhat with my parenting philosophy. As with the first book, I just need to remember to hold it lightly. I’m also glad I didn’t read it until we were already half-way through pre-toddlerhood!

Books I’m currently reading

  • The Complete Call the Midwife Stories: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth—I love this book! It’s a trilogy of books, actually. Mrs. Worth tells a great story, including a brief history of the London Docklands. Since the book is divided so nicely, I’m taking a break in between books to read other things.
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel—I want to read something different, and Leon encouraged me to read this. Life of Pi is just that so far: different.
  • Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore—How can I read a cookbook? Well, come back in a few days for a review, and I’ll tell you!

Books we’re loving as a family

I decided it would be fun to share with you books we’re also enjoying as a family. Well, okay, they’re books that we love reading with Asher. :)

  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown—Yep, this one’s still a favourite… even after being away for 2 months!
  • That’s Not My Dinosaur—This book is fantastic! A friend of ours lent us That’s Not My Monkey, and we liked it so much that we picked this one up. It’s a touchy-feely book that has kept Asher busy during many a car ride and church service.
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones—We just started reading this one together as a family after we decided it’s time to start a devotions/family Bible time with Asher. He may not understand all of it right now… so we’ll call it sowing seeds. We should start somewhere, right? :)

Have you read any good books recently?

(It’s worth noting that the links in this post are NOT affiliate links. I put them in so you can find and read them for yourself!)

You can also keep up with my reading list on my Pinterest board!