Icarus Hunt — read for 15-yo — except for one little scene involving kissing, okay for 13 and up.
Hunger Games trilogy — not for handing off to a child to read — needs much discussion, also in light of faith. Areas of concern: violence, manipulation, big government, etc.
Dragon Tattoo trilogy — definitely not for the young. I would say, not even for adults. Fell to reading it after brother left it at my parents’ house. And then I had to found out how it all ended. UGH.
Farewell My Subaru — bleh. Funny descriptions of the author’s journey to completely living off the grid. Not really applicable to a family of 7. We’re already doing a lot of the things he talks about: buying local, growing our own, avoiding toxins, etc. I don’t agree with his conclusion that the Democrats are who one should vote for because they’re more friendly to these save-the-earth principles. Riiiight. They may be for saving the earth, but not for saving the inhabitants. :/ Worthless book. Get a good gardening/homesteading book instead or read/watch Back to Eden. Read The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Animal Vegetable Miracle, etc. and then read the Distributist Review 🙂
Great Expectations — wonderful, wonderful book!!! Dark as usual for Dickens, but so worth the read. Excellent lessons for the young on character building, long-term thinking, what wealth really is, etc.
Wow, I haven’t updated this list in a while. Trying again….
Recent read: Jane Eyre
Recent movies: all the Jane Eyres from the most recent through 1996. None satisfied. Daughter agrees that all the Janes weren’t strong enough — as strong as she was in the BOOK. :/
Reread the Harry Potter books which we first read in 2001, before I banned HP from the house after reading Book 4. Proceeded to read the rest of the series and I am now, happily, a convert. So much Christian thought in those books! Who woulda thunk? Loving the discussions we have now.
Beavers IMAX (film)
St. Therese (film)
Vikings IMAX (film)
Darcy’s Story – Aylmer (not recommended — stick to original Austen works!)
Citadel of God – Louis de Wohl
American Pie by Peter Reinhart
Swimming with Scapulars by Matthew Lickona
St. Francis by G. K. Chesterton
Arms of Love by Carmen Marcoux
Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Harris
If You Really Loved Me by Jason Evert
Where We Got The Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church by Henry G. Graham
Dressing with Dignity by Colleen Hammond
Sins of Parents (rereading)
Truth: Questions I-IX – St. Thomas Aquinas
Introduction to the Devout Life
Search and Rescue
The Well and the Shallows
Siblings Without Rivalry (rereading)
Sins of Parents
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Pots in the Garden: Expert Design and Planting Techniques
Delightful Tofu Cooking
Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe’s Best Artisan Bakers
A Good Day for Soup