Thursday, January 5, 2012
2012 Read Alouds for the Girls - 7th and 9th Grade
Once we're finally done with Elnora, we're reading The Penderwicks at Point Mouette. The girls are probably a little too old for this third book in the Penderwicks series, but we are very fond of them and something light and non-demanding might be a good choice for Arwen's first weeks of school.
Then I have plans for some Wodehouse. Keeping things light and amusing...I could almost simply pick a Wodehouse book at random and have it meet that criteria but I do have in mind Carry on Jeeves.
Winter will present a second opportunity for the girls to learn to love Dickens. I've no idea what book we'll be listening to, but I do know it will be an audio book we're listening to, not me, and that Chris plans to listen along with us. It won't be Great Expectations or A Tale of Two Cities - the first was loathed and the second has already been read and - loved is not the word - liked, by Lucy.
Dickens must be balanced by something contemporary, so I thought Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, which has been recommended to me by several people.
We've always read together after lunch but as Arwen won't be at home after lunch ( sob! ), read alouds this year will be after dinner. Some things change but there will always be read alouds in this house as long as there are children to listen.