Winter reading list for the whole family

Winter reading list for the whole family. Great for homeschoolers, too!

It’s peak reading season around these parts and I’m not the only one curled up with a good book. We each have a stack of stories waiting to be devoured. Perhaps you can check out one of these titles if you’re in the market for a good book!

Farmboy’s reading list:

Youngsters with a sense of humor will be thrilled with the first two titles, above. My young reader has been entertaining us with jokes since Christmas. And he finds each one exceedingly hilarious!  We also happen to be studying the Middle Ages. Side notes about medieval knights make history come alive. Incidentally, if your older girls are reading Beowulf & Grendel, or learning about their ancestors while studying Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian invaders, this Knight Costume Set will help your youngest child participate (actively!) in the conversation. The girls read, he acts the part. It’s highly entertaining!

Girls’ reading list:

Husband’s reading list:

Farmgirl’s reading list:

After traveling west and exploring Yellowstone National Park last summer, my fascination with Montana and Wyoming continues to grow. The first two books, above, were written by Rick Bass. If you have a love for nature, being outdoors, or watching all of those wilderness and Mountain Men reality shows, you will appreciate these books. The descriptions are exquisite! The last on my list — The Complete Novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte — is one I purchased at a thrift store. I haven’t started it yet, but it’s coming up next!

I have two additional titles to share with you. These are books I read aloud to the kids in the afternoons. It’s how we wind down our day — a sort of quiet time before they run around doing whatever and I start supper. The girls may knit or work a puzzle, Farmboy is usually building with Legos or constructing a new robot from his last configuration, and I’m cozy in the comfy chair, reading aloud. It was the perfect activity for last week’s frozen days.

That’s our latest list. I hope you find something on it that appeals to your sense of adventure. And if you plan to order one of these titles (either hard copy or via Kindle), please consider clicking through these links to order. I earn a few pennies on any order — yes, pennies — but every drop in the bucket eventually adds up to a new title for my ravenous readers!

Happy reading, friends!


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    Nathana Clay August 4, 2014 (6:43 pm)

    I the idea of your whole family developing a reading list! How fun! My husband and I are reading books aloud together at night. We used to do audio books, but this is equally fun. We take turns choosing books. It keeps things interesting.

    One of my favorite author/poets that is not widely known is John Neihardt. I love his book of epic poetry “The Cycle of the West”. He also chronicles his journey down the Missouri River in “The River and I”. If your husband is interested in Native Americans, he has some great books such as “Black Elk Speaks”.

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      Jennifer Kiko August 4, 2014 (7:29 pm)

      Nathana, those books sound wonderful. I love the idea of reading aloud to each other, too. I read books to the kids and never thought to try it with the hubby. I’m in love with summer and fall, but there’s a tiny, tiny part of me that would love a snowy winter day. Reading seems to much easier and acceptable when there’s not outside work to be done! (Now, back to my green beans!) Thanks for stopping by 🙂