Hello, Gracepoint Family! It’s been awhile. I hope 2019 was a great reading year. I realize that’s a bit belated, since we’re now a quarter of the way through 2020. 😂
With all of us at home from school and work due to Covid-19, this can be an awesome opportunity to make headway in our 2020 reading goals. I’m apparently 3 books behind schedule in my goal to read 0202 books in 2020, but I’m determined to put a big dent in my TBR pile!
This is also an opportunity for me to revive this blog, and to post some recommendations for what you can read with your family, or on your own. There’s also been a call for a Family Reading Challenge, so we’ll see what we can come up with.
For my first Stuck-at-Home Book Club recommendation, I present to you The Green Ember series, written by S.D. Smith. There are four main books (with the fourth coming out April 14th!), plus four other novellas set in the same world.
I don’t want to give away too much about the series, but I will say this: Do *not* let the fact that they are rabbits dissuade you from reading this book! It is a captivating adventure, and there are lessons and themes that are for everyone in the family.
Families have read these aloud together, others have listened to the audiobooks (which are excellent), and other pre-teens, teens, and adults have just read them on their own! This series is so beloved that one of the 7th graders just told me that in anticipation of the April 14th release of Ember’s End, she re-read the series as a refresher. More great news – the kindle version is only $2.99, and free if you have Kindle Unlimited.
If you’re still not quite convinced, there’s a Green Ember super-fan I’ve asked to provide an endorsement, so stay tuned for that!
What are you and your family reading during the next few weeks? If you want to write a recommendation, send it on over to me, and it might be featured here!
Yes! I’m tuned in fasho! Love it.
Some books I’m eyeing for the next couple of months:
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
You can get the free audiobook by signing up for his updates here: https://sdsmith.net/updates/
Yay, love seeing a blog post here!
I’m planning to read:
– Romans-Jude for Bible reading
– Generation Z Unfiltered by Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak
For family reading time, my 1 year old twins like The Very Hungry Caterpillar.