Sunday, February 3, 2019

February Reading Stack

What's new for February...

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Abridged Edition (thank God), by Edward Gibbson. Reading this for The Well-Educated Mind Histories, and it should take two or three months.

Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand. This is for the Christian Greats Challenge Missionary Bio.

A Room With a View by E. M. Forster. Back-to-the-Classics 20th Century.

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Rumor has it that Brona is doing a read-along. Even still, I'm reading this again. Back-to-the-Classics Americas.

Finishing up:

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Change Me by Rick Thomas.

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. Reading with my 11-year old. Six more chapters.

Twelfth Night by Shakespeare. Reading with the kids for school.

Any of these look familiar to you? Have you read them? What did you think?


  1. I was just a little older than your eleven-year old when I read The Outsiders for the first time. Do they connect with the characters, or is the greasers-vs-socs thing too dated? When I read it I just pretended it was a poor kids versus rich kids thing, dropping the stuff that was more specific to Hinton's time, and it worked well enough for me.

    1. Good question. My son is loving it. He just thinks of them as gangs, which may be kind of extreme for this story, but that's all he knows.

  2. Looks like you have a busy February ahead of you. I'm enjoying your "stack" posts. It reminds me how smart it is to have a plan. ;-) Happy reading!

    1. It's fun to plan, but it is good to remember, sometimes it may not be feasible.

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    1. I'm loving it too. I can't wait to watch the film.