What I’m Reading: September

Are you ready for fall?  I’m not ready for the pool to be closed since here in the south it will be hot until November.  I do however love some fall reading.  It’s a good season for reading, ya know?  Then again, I’ve never met a season that wasn’t good for reading.  Anyways, today I’m sharing what I have in the bookstack for September reading

I recently read a couple of blogposts about creating a reading plan for myself and the importance of “professional development” and was really inspired to refocus my reading habits.  I’m going to practice assigned reading for a few weeks to get myself going through the heavyweight books again. Also new to my reading life–approaching what I want to read by topic.  I’m attempting to not let myself become mired in a single topic during the reading times that I’m using for professional development.

What I’m reading this September

september-readingThe Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock

Subject: Nature/Science

I’m not reading the whole of this right now–that is a massive undertaking–but focusing on the areas that are relevant to our school year. We’re focusing on trees and flowers for as long as we can before everything dies, so I’m reading those sections.






september-readingTo Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

Subject: Literature

This is one of those classics that I’ve actually never read.  I’m finally tired of hearing about it and am just going to read it for myself!







september readingThe Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther

Subject: Theology

I’ve had this on my shelf for some time, but have never actually finished it.  I hope to finally finish it this month







september-readingA Year in the World by Frances Mayes

Subject: Geography/Travel

How have I never known about travel memoirs before?  I started with Tsh Oxenreider’s At Home In The World last month, and boy did that open the floodgates.  It’s a fun way to travel when one can’t really travel at the moment.  I didn’t realize it, but Frances Mayes is actually most famous for her books about Italy–Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany.  She has two illustrated books about Tuscany as well: In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home.





Home Education by Charlotte Mason

Subject: Education Philosophy

I’m still working my way through Ourselves but wanted to read Home Education again, as I feel it has the most practicable advice for the little years.  I’ve also found a book study group and if there’s any way I can work it with the way our evenings are, I really want to go!






september-readingA Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley

Subject: Education Theory

I’m studying this in conjunction with the Coursera ‘Learning How to Learn’ course by Barbara Oakley.  Both resources have been fascinating and SO instructive so far.  I’m eager to finish and be able to apply both to myself and the kids in our home school.





I also have the following fiction in my book stack for the month:

  • The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
  • In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
  • The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
  • Only Human by Sylvain Neuval
  • The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

I’m sure other books will find their way into my life this month too, but those are my goals for the month so far.  What are you reading this month?  Let me know in the comments or find me on goodreads! 🙂