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TBR 2023

As I was updating my StoryGraph account the other night, I pulled up my What’s On My Reading List post from 2021, and was pleasantly surprised to see that I had actually read most of my list! Nobody was more surprised than me to find that I had made it through 14 whole books this year. I know that that’s not a very large number for some, but considering the chaos of our life this year, I’m quite proud. Now that we have moved, my books have been unpacked. Though I did find 2 more boxes that need unloaded, and they still need alphabetized.

I also managed to listen to 3 whole books while washing dishes in the last few weeks. I’m not a super fan of digital books or even listening to books, but in this season, with all of busyness of keeping the house, tiny humans, creatures, and Ethan and I, I’ve resigned myself to that reality. Of course as the year went on I did grab a few new books that have now been added to the TBR list for the year!

This coming school year I am teaching a Shakespeare class on Hamlet for the summer, and then a full year Shakespeare class. Though I’ve read them all already, I’ll be re-reading:
Romeo & Juliet
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Macbeth
Henry V
he Merchant of Venice
And Harold Bloom’s enlightening text Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

As I’ll be teaching Dystopian, and then Austen/Bronte again, I’ll once again end up reading 1984, Brave New World, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre.

Just my school books will bring me to 14 for the year. BUT, if you’ve been here you know there are plenty more books to be read! I *may* have put in a pretty decent Clarkson family book order a few months ago, but haven’t gotten to delve into them.
Giving Your Words
Sensing God
The Lifegiving Parent
Different

Though I have mixed feelings about the monarchy, as an Anglophile, my parents got me:
The Queen, Her Life, for Christmas.

We have been working through listening to The Lord of the Rings narrated by Andy Serkis as a family on Audible too. As it’s just over 19 hours, it’s taken us a good while to get through it. We’re also working on our family read aloud list, including CS Lewis, Little House on the Prairie, and the Farmhouse Book Co Anne of Green Gables!

All books are linked individually, and can be found on my Amazon Book List!

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