All Things Books: July Collection

Sunday, July 31, 2016

All Things Books

July Collection


"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library."   Albert Einstein
Do you agree with this idea?  The library is where all the knowledge of so many live. Books hold the wisdom of those who have gone before us. But is it the only think you really need to know about?  Join the conversation in the comments below.


All About Books  July Collection




July was crazy busy for us.  It was the month of summer sports camps, family vacations, and days at the pool. Needless to say, it has exhausted me!  I do not remember summer being so exhausting when I was a child.  It also means I am ready for school to start again.  Just a few more weeks.

At what point during the summer do you run out of energy as a parent?  Or if you are still in school, do you enjoy every second of summer?




July's Collection

  1. I held out on reading Cinder for a long time, in fact I didn't start reading them until Winter had been set to come out.  So this was an interesting read from Modern Mrs Darcy... it's fun to see how others resist a book, and then love it!  6 books I had to be talked into reading
  2. With a second grader this year, I have been trying to pick up a classic for us to read each week from the library, and this list from The Homeschool Post has been very helpful!  Free Classics List by Grade Level
  3.  While I'm on the kids chapter books, this is another great resource for chapter books that teach morals.  I'll be honest, I hadn't even heard of many of these series before, but that is part of the fun of the internet, finding new great options to read. Chapter Books that Teach Moral Lessons
  4. Have you  noticed all the attention on Harry Potter again?  With the new books released it all makes sense.  So of course I had to share this list of 11 Magical Books to Read if You Love Harry Potter. Let me know if you've read any of these and agree... or disagree.
  5.  If you have been following along with Reading List for any real time, you know how important I feel reading is to every single person.  So I have to share this awesome infographic on how Reading Makes Us Better.
  6.  I don't know about you, but this summer my kids have loved spending time with their grandparents, luckily even with their grandparents they are immersed in books.  This is a super fun article about how grandparents can impact grandkids in their book choices... and who doesn't love a great reference to The Princess Bride?  Grandparents & Grandkids: How Books Can Bring Us Together
  7. Just in case you are like me, and out of ideas for the summer... here is a great list of ideas for the older kids... or even to do along side the younger kids in your life. Summer Fun for Kids Aged 9-12
  8. Many of you are teachers, homeschooling mamas are so teachers too! So I wanted to share this great list of books that are perfect for teachers to read, but are not books on how to teach.  Let me know if have read any of them, and if they have impacted your teaching abilities... 6 Non-Teaching Books Every Teacher Should Read


All Things Books July Collection  Einstein quote








I hope you found a thing or two from that list that caught your eye, maybe you could reserve a book at your library, or add to your Goodreads to-read list. There are also a few great articles to remind you just how great reading is!   If you want some encouragement as you find books you love, please join our group on Goodreads, we'd love to be there as you fall in love with books.    


"The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." #AlbertEinstein #AllThingsBooks @Reading_List1

What was your favorite from the round-up?  What would you add?  Is there something you want to see in August's round-up?



Leave me a note about anything to do with your book choices from July!


Marissa @ Reading List



**If you have a great resource for a book, a genre, or anything to do with books, let me know!  You are always welcome to share your posts on Thursdays here, but if you want to point me to a great resource, leave a comment, or shoot me a note.  I love hearing from you!






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