5 Days of Summer Reading {How to Choose Good Books For Girls} — 10 Comments

  1. What a great list. I loved Anne of green gables growing up and can’t wait until my daughters are old enough to read these with.

    • My daughter enjoys reading them with me as “girl time.” You should see her face sometimes while I’m reading and she says out-loud, “Oh no, Ann!” 🙂

    • Thanks! I pinned the list–there’s a couple on there that I’d like to check out (especially Nims Island) and several that we already like. She’s reading The Courage of Sarah Noble a chapter at a time right now herself.

      And I love that it has some description/commentary. I tried Ivy and Bean because they were on so many lists and the occassional one-line descriptions were completely vague–and I didn’t like them at all.

  2. Looks to me like Ladybug has a great selection! L.M. Montgomery is one of my favorites! I am not sure of any “modern” books to recommend now. My daughters have been reading classics for awhile now. I know the first time our middle daughter brought home Twilight from the library we instructed her to take it back and never checkout a book like that again. It is full of rubish and evil. the walking dead is not something you want in your head. Just keep encouraging that reading is a relaxing way to pass the time. Show her that you and your husband enjoy it too. Looks like your are on the right path and helping others to get there too! Hope your summer is going well! (I need to get caught up on reading your blog, farming has got in my way of reading)

    • I know how you feel–we’ve been pretty busy (or too tired to sit and write!) this year too. I don’t think parents try hard enough to keep up with what their kids are reading. I know my parents weren’t readers and I was reading a bunch of crud for a while too. Reading can be just as mind-numbing as TV if you just follow the trends–garbage in garbage out.

  3. I was finally able to pin this post by going to Pinterest and repinning from you there. 🙂 Thanks so much! I am loving this series. I also love everything on your books board! 🙂

    • So glad you’re enjoying it! I love some of the quotes and stuff floating around Pinterest. In my family, I grew up as the only “bookworm” and it was kind of lonely. 🙂 It’s nice to connect with some many people who enjoy the same!