2019 Reading Plan

I am finishing up 2018 strong – I’ve got three books I expect to finish up before the new year, but my official count is 62 books – with a goal of 52 books.

I do think my 2019 reading plan is AMBITIOUS – but I want to keep these titles at the front of my list, so even if I don’t get through half of these titles, they will roll over into my 2020 list.

I’m excited to get started on my 2019 list!


Laying Down The Rails by Sonya Shafer 
The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer
Heartfelt Discipline by Clay Clarkson
The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour

Special Needs Parenting – Autism/ADHD/SPD

Taking Charge of ADHD by Russell Barkley
The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up by Carol Kranowitz
Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel
The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin

Christian Topics

The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
Miracles by C.S. Lewis
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Woke Church by Eric Mason
You and Me Forever by Francis Chan
Letters to the Church by Francis Chan
The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
The Prodigal Prophet by Timothy Keller
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp
Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson
Daughters of the Church by Tucker and Liefeld
The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry
The Gospel Comes With a Housekey by Rosaria Butterfield
Understanding Gender Dysphoria by Mark Yarhouse
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield
Notes from the Tilt-a-whirl by N.D. Wilson

Educational Philosophy

Climbing Parnassus by Tracy Lee Simmons
How to Speak, How to Listen by Mortimer Adler
Aristotle for Everybody by Mortimer Adler
How to Think About the Great Ideas by Mortimer Adler
Home Education by Charlotte Mason (Vol 1)
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason (Vol 5)
Reading People by Anne Bogel
On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior
Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson
I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
Rethinking School by Susan Wise Bauer

Science/Natural History/Math

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloof
What a Fish Knows by Jonathon Balcones
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose
A Crack in Creation by Jennifer Doudna
What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz


John Adams by David McCullough
My Dearest Friend: Letters of John and Abigail Adams
Gettysburg by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Fingerprint of the Gods by Graham Hancock (ongoing)
Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings by Charles Hapgood


Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai

Current Events/Culture

Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
Political Tribes by Amy Chua
Out of the Ashes by Anthony Esolen

Literature Study

A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
The Soul of Wit by G.K. Chesterton

Great Books/Classics

The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Plutarch’s Lives
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Richard III by William Shakespeare
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
The Iliad by Homer
The Odyssey by Homer


Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Father Brown Mysteries by GK Chesterton
1984 by George Orwell
Eight Cousins by L.M. Alcott
Rose in Bloom by L.M. Alcott
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson (series)
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Downbelow Station by CJ Cherryh
Regenesis by CJ Cherryh

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