Monday, July 02, 2007

Teen Girl Book List

As I was wrapping up the records for the past school year, I was feeling guilty that we didn't quite make it through the Winston Churchill book we had chosen as the spine for my oldest daughter's history studies. But then, I compiled a list of all that she HAD read and I ended up feeling happy rather than guilty. Here are the books my 14 year old daughter, Melody, read the past 9 months:

The Great Little Madison
The Birth of Britain (20 chapters)
The Wind in the Willows
The Velvet Room
Beautiful Girlhood
Watership Down
Mary Emma and Company
The Care and Feeding of Me
The Yearling
The Sea Around Us
Two from Galilee
Wandering through Winter (portion)
Coincidence, Chaos, and all that Math Jazz (portion)
Christie's Old Organ
Shaking the Nickel Bush
Dickens' Christmas Carol
Last Days of Pompeii (portion)
How the Heather Looks
Tennyson Poetry
The Gift of Music
Our Town (play)
The Joy of Mathematics (portion)
Mornings on Horseback (audio, portion)
Great masters: Mozart- His Life and Music 5 lectures on audio (Teaching company)
Mere Christianity (in process)
Lilias Trotter: A Passion for the Impossible (in process)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Hollow- Agatha Christie
Robin Hood- Pyle selected chapters

I'm finally relaxing to the point where we can enjoy some books in part without reading every single chapter. Like the math books. They make a fabulous change of pace from the everyday workbook assignments, but we just dip into them on occasion. I'm growing! I'm not as enslaved to lists and schedules as I once was, though I still like to have a plan down on paper. Sometimes the deviations turn out to be the best part of the school year!

1 comment:

Joyful Days said...

This looks like a wonderful reading list. I'm going to look at some of these. I have a niece who is quite a reader and I'm always looking for good books for her.