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I did some book organizing over the kids’ winter break. Since we were home an absurd amount of time because of Greta’s recovery I decided to tackle the kitchen bookshelves. They had become a catch all for books to be read, finished books, books to be reread. My kids like to reread the books they enjoy. Over and over and over again. 

We weeded out the books they aren’t going to reread, and kept the ones they definitely wanted to keep. Still, we were left with A LOT of books. So many we had to move our bookshelves out to the garage to house them all. 

It’s been awhile since we’ve shared what we have been reading in this house, and I love a good book post. I’m always taking recommendations from others and logging them in my memory for my next bookstore visit. 

I am heading off to Utah Wednesday to attend Alt Summit, but I can guarantee this book won’t last past tomorrow. I put off reading the final book in the series for months, many months! I think I did this because I have a hard time with things I love coming to an end. But now that I opened those pages during jury duty last week, I can’t put it down. 

I also have had Happier at Home on my bookshelf for a year. I think I’m ready to tackle that one too, but hoping it doesn’t make me feel guilty for my lack of spontaneity. 

If your tween/teen is into the dystopian novels Gunnar really loved The Eye of Minds about gamers and real world immersion, he could not put it down but it also upset him some. He gets attached to characters fairly easily and when something unexpected happens to them, he is crushed.

For Gunnar’s second semester elective he got Book Club and I just know he’s going to love it. Good luck to the teacher trying to find a few books he hasn’t read!

Sawyer recently finished the latest book in the How to Train Your Dragon series. If your kid enjoyed the movie, this series is fantastic. Sawyer absolutely loves it. 

Greta liked the Nancy Drew Clue Crew series, a little easier than the real Nancy Drew novels, which she’s not quite ready for. And I’m excited to say we finished the Little House series with her. I have been waiting to blow her mind with the tv series, but wanted for her to finish the books first. So far she’s watched the pilot episode/movie and just started season 1. She loves it! But because of our no screens during the week rule, she can’t wait for Friday to roll around to watch some more episodes. 

And one last book that we all have fallen in love with is The Day the Crayons Quit, it is hilarious and so sweet. We have all read it over and over again. We are still suckers for a great children’s book and this one is a keeper. 

That’s what we’ve been reading in this house. Have any good recommendations for me, or the kids? Any and all are welcome.