Tuesday 3 September 2013

Book List Resources

Welcome to the confessions of a book-a-holic. One of the very first things I always need to say when a new homeschool mom arrives at our home is "You do not need to own a personal library to home educate!"  My collection is a result of a personal love of books not home educating. Although over the years I have discovered the two do go hand in hand with most home schoolers I meet.  Today I would like to share with you some of the resources I have used over the years as a book collector and home schooler.

To give you an indication of some of my collection I thought I would share a picture. Here are five of the six bookshelves in our home.  I am very blessed with a husband who is happy to indulge my attachment to anything that vaguely looks like a book. This collection has grown over 15 years and mainly through Sonlight, op-shops, second hand book shops and library sales. My greatest hurdle was trying to figure out how to distinguish twaddle free literature from the mirades of books available these days.

When I first started I collected books that I had borrowed from the library and enjoyed. Years ago as I embarked on my home educating journey much to my joy and surprise I discovered some excellent resources for twaddle free literature. With this discovery arrived my addiction delight in home school catalogs and the Sonlight curriculum.

Book Catalogs I have and do enjoy
Favourite books I have enjoyed reading aloud to my children
We are currently enjoying
Book list Resources
This year we will be reading through a whole range of books from Sonlights Core.  You can find a full list of our scheduled reading for this year here: Curriculum Choices for 2013/14. If we enjoy a particular book we look for any sequels and other books by the same author.  One of my favorite past times is browsing other home school Mom's bookshelves.

Do you have any favourite literature lists that you refer to ?  Or if you have blogged about some great books I would love for you to join me and share your lists in my weekly book recommendation list Tuesday's Treasures.


This post is part of the Homeschool Help series brought to you by a group of homeschool Mom's from around the globe.  Do not forget to visit and read their inspirational insight.

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 Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures.  I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books out there hiding on shelves so I invite you to blog about a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library. Grab the button for your post and add a link to your post below. I would love to read about your treasures.  


  1. Sonlight books are a favorite in our house. I have collected them and my daughter has read them all. She's doing the entire curriculum just because she loves to read.

    1. It's so much fun watching them enjoy books :) There has only been a couple of books we have not enjoyed from Sonlight.

  2. Now you know I love the bookroom picture:):)
    and some recommended books we haven't read!:) Very honoured to have made your book list resource, you inspire me to update that sadly neglected space. I wan;t sure anyone read it.

    1. Erin only a book lover like you could fully appreciate my shelves. I was so blessed by my Dad when he made them for me. They are floor to ceiling height.

      I would love for you to link your books to my weekly treasure link up as you add them to your site. I love how organized it is

  3. Okay, I thought we owned a lot of books. You have officially blown us out of the water.=) I love your lists of favorites. I might look some of them up.

    1. Bernadette I surprised myself when my daughter decided to count them I really didn't think that there were that many there !


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