Podcast: Do You Know What You're Doing This Summer?
In this episode, Sarah Mackenzie, author of Teaching From Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakeable Peace, and blogger at amongstlovelythings.com; and noted speaker/blogger, Cindy Rollins, share their thoughts on summer reading, turning vacation into "learning experiences" (or not), using summer for your own edification, and much more.
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Here are the books Cindy recommends to:
Books for mom: The Big House by George Howe Colt, Tending the Heart of Virtue by Vigen Gurorian, Life Under Compulsion by Anthony Esolen, Learning to Dance by Michael Mayne, anything by Tim Keller, Jean Fleming Between Walden and the Whirlwind. Paul Johnson, CS Lewis, Shakespeare.
Fiction: Elizabeth Goudge. (The Eliot Saga is a good place to start), Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet, Helen MacInnes, Sharon Kay Penman,Ellis Peters also as Edith Pargeter.
Authors for kids: Piet Prins, E. Nesbit, Elizabeth Enright, Elizabeth Yates, H. Rider Haggard, Caroline Ryrie Brink, Howard Pyle, Kate Douglas Wiggins, Jules Verne, Lloyd Alexander, John Christopher.
And here are the books Sarah recommends:
for education: For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macauley
good fiction: anything by Wendell Berry
something hard to dabble in (but don't worry about reading the whole thing): The Intellectual Life by Sertillanges
for fun: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
Encyclopedia Brown series (my son binge read these)
The Green Ember
The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall