The Reading Lists

Back when I figured out how to add a new sidebar and threw the reading lists up on the right column, I meant to explain them. But I never did. They’re fairly self-explanatory, but I am short on time am desperate for NaBloPoMo material would like to offer some additional information.

First, you may have glanced over there and thought, “Gee, some of that looks awfully like a high school reading list.” That’s because some of it IS a high school reading list! As a side job, I lead a weekly literature discussion group for a handful of high school students of home-schooling families in my church. It’s a joy to do, as I get to indulge in my love of books and academia all while serving friends and hanging out with some pretty neat kids! I started doing this a few years ago when, just at a time when I was asking God to give me some way to use my English major, a mom asked if I could help her out. Currently I have four students, and we’re studying 20th century literature.

Some books move from the “Currently Reading” list to the “Read This Year” list quickly – those are generally books I read for pleasure. Some have lingered in the “Currently Reading” list for a while. I have been reading Knowing God during my morning devotional time for a little while now. I strongly recommend this book! I would rank it as one of the best spiritual books I have ever read. I only have one chapter left, and I have been putting it off because I don’t want to be done with this book. I hope to post some thoughts on the book soon. Our small group (a group for young adults, led by Aaron) has been studying Doing Things Right in Matters of the Heart. And Aaron and I have been slowly working through Love That Lasts on our dates.

So that’s the book list! I love getting new book recommendations, so feel free to leave a few titles in the comments.

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7 responses to “The Reading Lists

  1. Amanda

    Andrea,

    Like your sidebar of reading lists (know you worked hard to add it). Like this post — very entertaining use of the cross-out.

    Sorry to hear you’ve been short on time the past couple of days.

  2. gracechild

    hmmn i’m looking for some inspiration material for my devotions. I’ll give the knowing God book a shot. Have a happy thanksgiving

  3. Anonymous

    Hi Andrea,
    I have been trying to send you an email and have had no success. Could you please email me and we can see if it works that way? My email address is jenshadwick@bigfoot.com
    Thanks
    Jen Shadwick
    Australia

  4. Amy

    Funny enough, your reading list is one of the things that inspired me to start reading Wuthering Heights, a book from my high school reading list. It’s been pretty good so far.

    That’s a really neat “side job” you have there!

  5. Heather

    fun that you get to lead a group of high schoolers in talk about literature! i used to teach h.s. English, and miss that age so much.

  6. andrea_jennine

    Jen, are you using the e-mail address in the sidebar? It’s andrea_jennine AT yahoo.com (replace the AT with @). Try again, and let me know through the comments if it still doesn’t work.

    Thanks!

  7. Anonymous

    It worked!!!
    You should be getting an email.
    Jen

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