Reading List 2017

I got a little excited reading some other people's reading lists, and decided I might should make my own. I've never done one, so I'm not even sure how I'll feel about it. I usually just read the next thing that comes along, but some books I need to read get pushed to the back burner because of more exciting reads (right now it's On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness).

School Reading

Smooth Easy Days (This one is free at Simply Charlotte Mason, and it's for my co-op's book club)
For the Children's Sake (For my book club, but also because we're trying to expand our co-op a bit with some more CM ideas. I think it's going to be awesome!)
The Abolition of Man (This is because I'm also trying to figure out what we're going to teach our 7th-12th graders. I'd really love to add Norms and Nobility this year as well, but we'll see.)

Fun Reading

The Two Towers (I reread the Fellowship in the fall while the kids listened to the audio)
The Return of the King
North! Or Be Eaten (I read On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness in December)
The Monster in the Hollows
The Warden and the Wolf King
The Wind in the Willows (Because, apparently, I'm missing out.)

Deeper Reading

Deep Economy (This is re-read for me, but I'm hoping it will help focus our thoughts on Jeremy's business.)
The Benedict Option (Coming out in March, but I loved his Crunchy Cons book and can't wait to read this one)
The Story of English (It's on my shelf from a friend and it looks fascinating.)
Climbing Parnassus (I keep coming back to this one, it's taking me forever.)
Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories (For my book club)
Orthodoxy (I'm reading this one now, and love his thoughts!)

Ok, so that's 15 books. I wish I knew how many books I read last year, but I didn't keep track. (What did I read last year? I know there were several things...) I think I need to start keeping track, and not just with my Commonplace book. I don't think about Commonplacing every book I read, so I don't keep up with all of them. This is a great way to start keeping track though!

I think I'll leave my list this short for now, and see where I am in 6 months. What are your book plans? Will be reading any of the same? Share in the comments?

(Hint: I buy most of my books through Thriftbooks because of the low prices, and the free shipping on $10 orders. That's my referral link, you'll get a coupon if you use it. And, so will I. Thanks!)


  1. Love this list!! And I totally buy so many of my books used... I mean I wish I could afford to walk into B&N and buy a bunch of books... but it's not gonna happnen

    Thank you so much for stopping over at Reading List today! I hope you'll stop by often and say hi, so I can remember to come over here more! I want to be more connected to bloggers in 2017 but I always forget the best sites!!!

    Forgive my space brain :(

    1. Forgiven! As long as you forgive me too. I'm making an effort again this year to connect with other bloggers as well. It's such a fun world.

      And I hear you on the B&'s such a pretty store, but I have to just walk right back out.

  2. Thanks for sharing this list and the info about thrift books!

  3. I try to keep a list of books I've read only because I get so frustrated when I buy or check a book out from our local library... only to discover after reading a chapter or two that I already read it. Thanks for linking up with us at Together on Tuesdays.

  4. It's fun to see what others are reading. You've got a great list. This makes me think that I should make a list of books that I want to read soon. Thanks for linking up at Together on Tuesdays!

  5. Looks like a great reading plan for 2017! I don't usually plan ahead what to read, though I do join Reading Challenges every year (need to do that this week for 2017!). I belong to several book groups, so those books come up throughout the year. And I have an entire bookshelf of books waiting to be read to choose from!

    You list looks like a nice mix. My husband loves the LOTR books. And our whole family loves The Wind in the Willows. I loved t when I was a kid and then read it aloud to our sons when they were little - it's a favorite for all of us - enjoy!

    (P.S. Your sharing sidebar on the left partially blocks some of the text on your posts, making it tough to read them - thought you'd want to know so you can make adjustments!)


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    1. I'm excited about Wind in the Willows. Most of these books have been waiting for me to start on my bookshelf as I finish another one. But it's kind of nice having a challenge right here. It makes me plan to read more! (Thanks for telling me about sharing sidebar, I think I've fixed it!

  6. P.S. (again) - Found you through the Together on Tuesdays linkup!

  7. Great list! Climbing Parnassus is taking me forever too -- I know I'll finish it eventually, but it has slipped to the bottom of my pile. And as for The Wind in the Willows, I tried to read that one so many times to my oldest, and we just couldn't get into it.

    I started using Good Reads to track my reading last year, and I love it! It's just so easy to scan a book and mark it as "want to read", "reading", or "read". It's got a whole lot of other features, but it's worth it to me just to keep a list of books read.