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Favorite Book of 2015
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill
The Extraordinary Journeys: Around the World in Eighty Days (Oxford World's Classics) by Jules Verne, translated by William Butcher
Best Classic Book I've Never Read Before
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming
Book that Made Me Laugh
Best Homeschooling or Education Book
Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass
I also enjoyed Mind to Mind: An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason and Karen Glass.
Laudato Si -- On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis
Best Book I Read Aloud
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
"Read aloud" used loosely since we listened to this on audio CD from the library.
The Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures selected by Lee Stetson
The Small Woman by Alan BurgessBest Sports-Related Book
A Nice Little Place on the North Side: A History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Field by George F. Will
I gave my dad this book for Christmas and he loves it, too.
Most Surprising (in a Good Way)
1776 by David McCullough
Best Book on Faith
The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home by David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler
My Other Favorite Books
(alphabetical order by title)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Helena by Evelyn Waugh
The Long Christmas by Ruth Sawyer
The Religious Potential of the Child: Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy with Young Children by Sofia Cavaletti