Out of the Best Books: What We’re Reading for January 2020


I’m reading the above for my Hero Project class that I’m mentoring, a repeat of 6 years ago. It’s about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, definitely a hero of mine! Elder Christofferson quoted him in General Conference. 



Bugsy, age 10, has finished the one above by listening and is one the one below now. These versions aren’t as good as the Cherry Jones’ ones from HarperAudio in Audible, but they’re free.



My two scholars are reading the above for their Pyramid LEMI math and science class.

I’m reading the one below out loud to them to inspire them in their Georgics LEMI project. I read it years ago to their older siblings. Delightful!


When I’m too tired or can’t read aloud, I turn on this one, also when I’m driving:



It’s great except for the 70 year old plus woman who does Diana’s voice…ugh!


Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know


I’m listening to the one above and below in Audible.



As well as finishing up what I started in October, Julie Andrews in Audible:


Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by [Andrews, Julie]


One night I felt like a squirrel who needed something light and new (a shiny object) so I started this one below, it will probably take me months because I often feel more obligated to finish the ones above.



I’m reading the one below so my younger kids know why we have a Christmas Jar. It’s the best chapter book to share in January. I read it aloud just three years ago but they’ve already forgotten.




Then a bunch of picture books,

first, the best picture book for January to cast a giving vision of the year, along with the Christmas Jars.

then some general classic ones plus the January picture books over here.


My little guy teared up over the one above last night. So sweet!



My 15 year old asked for this one to read on his own:



All of this in addition to the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ for Come, Follow Me.

What are you reading?

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2 Responses to Out of the Best Books: What We’re Reading for January 2020

  1. Sarah Eastley says:

    Thanks for keeping this website going. You have so many good ideas!

    I’m reading Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Our current read-aloud is The Mail Wagon Mystery, from the collection of old treasures recently republished by the folks over at The Good and the Beautiful.


    • treeoflifemama says:

      I love Jordan Peterson! A few months ago I binge-watched him on YouTube. He’s amazing! The Mail Wagon Mystery sounds interesting, I will have to check that one out. Thank you for your kinds words Sarah!


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