Book List

I've decided that it's time to start reading Mac a chapter book. I still think he might not have much of an attention span for it yet, but I think that if I start now, I can brainwash influence him into loving books like I did. OK and it's been so long since I last sat down and read a book, that I'm using this as a reason. I have fond memories as a kid of rushing as fast as I could to get ready for bed so that we would have 5 extra minutes to read. And I remember my mom loved reading us books - so really, us rushing to get to bed faster so she could read was a win/win situation for her!! (Maybe Mac will do this - be still my heart!) So I started thinking about which books I wanted to read Mac. Some are from my childhood, and some are from my adulthood, some are too old for him now but all of them I want to cover with him at some point. I thought that I would start a list so that I don't miss anything.

1. Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S Lewis.  I love these books and Lewis writes in such simple English that I think that even Mac would understand and get into the story. Plus, THEY ROCK!
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl.  LOVE. THIS. BOOK. I still pick it up and read it from time to time.
3. The Witches, by Roald Dahl.  I think I secretly thought this might be true as a kid.
4. Dealing with Dragons, by Patricia E Wrede.  This book is part of a series and it's awesome.  It's basically a fairy tale turned on it's end and I LOVE IT. Admission: I actually bought the audiobook off iTunes last year and listened to it again. Still love it.
5. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, by JR Tolkien. Obviously this is for when Mac is older, but Tolkien is awesome and there are amazing word pictures in this book. Plus the story is awesome.
6. Harry Potter, by JK Rowling. Because DUH!
7. Black Beauty. Because I love horses.
8. Black Stallion.  Because I love horses.
9. Anything by Gordon Korman. I love the Bruno and Boots books, but Who is Bugs Potter and Live at Nickaninny were probably my favourites.
10. The Zion Chronicles and The Zion Covenant by Brock and Bodie Theone.  I love history, and these are historical fiction set immediately before and after WW2.
11. Scout books, by Piet Prins.  Because I love dogs. Again, set around wartime.

I'm sure there are more, but my poor little sleep deprived mind can't think right now. If anyone has any suggestions please leave them in the comments. I have a feeling I'm going to have to get a library card.
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