Nightstand Book Stacks of 2016

Nightstand Book Stacks 

One of my 2016 goals was to read. We use Sonlight for school and they have some really great read alouds. I enjoy almost all of our Sonlight books however my goal was to find time to read on my own, especially fiction. I love reading. I used to read A LOT. Then I became a mom and my time is no longer all my own and more often than not, I’m reading a picture book or a read aloud; not bad, but different than before. So based on my kindle, this is what I read in 2016. I may have missed any that were actual physical books but looking at my list, I’m pleased that I was able to meet (and exceed!) my goal of one book a month. A special thanks to Simple Homeschool for their Kindle Freebies posts throughout the year, allowing me to get books for free or $0.99. I’ve tried to mark these with *. I did not include Bible Study books in this list.

Books I’ve Read 2016

  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Blackstar of Kingston by S.D. Smith (read aloud)
  • Ember Falls by S.D. Smith (read aloud)
  • A Goose Creek Christmas by Virginia Smith*
  • A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay
  • Lizzie and Jane by Katherine Reay
  • Dear Mr. Knightly: A Novel by Katherine Reay
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  • The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally Clarkson
  • Boundaries When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Henry Cloud
  • Special Education At Home by Shawna Wingert*
  • All You Need is Less by Madeleine Somerville*
  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting by Ross W. Greene
  • Teaching From Rest: A Homeschoolers Guide to Unshakeable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie
  • Loving the Little Years (re-read) by Rachel Jankovic
  • Amish Values: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily Freeman*
  • Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

Current Nightstand Book Stack

  • In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar*
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp
  • The Measure of Katie Calloway: A Novel by Serena B. Miller*
  • Essential Oils Desk Reference by Life Science Publishing
  • The Bible
  • Lessons at Blackberry Inn by Karen Andreola


And I’ve preordered Sally and Nathan Clarkson’s book that is coming out in January. Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him.  I’m really excited to read it!!

So please tell me, what book should I add to my reading list this year?

{PS. Do you like my Christmas penguin pillow cases?}