My Favorite Books

Reading isn’t a hobby in my life, it is a necessity. On this page I’ve collected my absolute favorite books from over the years. I am sure I will add to here from time to time when I read a gem so be sure to check back frequently.




You and Me Forever: marriage in light of eternity by Francis & Lisa Chan ( |

Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider ( |

The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson ( |

Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson ( |


Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist ( |

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist ( |

Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist ( |

Restless: because you were made for more by Jennie Allen ( |


Radical: taking back your faith from the American dream by David Platt ( |

The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak & Dave Ruyon ( |

Wrecked: when a broken world slams into your comfortable life by Jeff Goins ( |

Love Does: discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world by Bob Goff ( |


7: an experimental mutiny against excess by Jen Hatmaker ( |

The Ministry of Motherhood: following Christ’s example in reaching the hearts of our children by Sally Clarkson ( |

Seasons of a Mothers Heart by Sally Clarkson ( |

Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson ( |



**Actually, not all these books are homeschool books, and even the ones that are are great resources for parents who just want to teach their children some stuff at home, even if they are going to traditional school.


An Unschooling Manifesto: how one family found the freedom to live their dreams by Marla Taviano ( |

Seasons of a Mothers Heart by Sally Clarkson ( |

A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola ( |

The Core: teach your child the foundations of classical education by Leigh A. Bortins ( |


The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer ( |
A nicely laid out classical education and includes lots of book and resource recommendations.
(I own the 3rd edition, the 4th which I’ve linked to here is coming out this summer)

Reading Magic: why reading aloud to our children will change their lives forever by Mem Fox ( |
All about the benefits of reading aloud, such a good (and quick) read.

Give Your Child the World: raising globally minded kids one book at a time by Jamie C. Martin ( |




The Highly Sensitive Child by Elain N. Aron ( |

All the Money in the World by Laura Vanderkam ( |
This book has made me think about my purchase a lot more, my favorite chapter is titled, “What Else Could That Ring By?”, I wish I would have read it years ago, but I’m trying to do my best to think about these things now.

The More of Less by Joshua Becker ( |
A great book on minimalism and living more simply. I appreciate that he is a family guy so to him minimalism doesn’t mean have nothing, his type of minimalism is something our family can come pretty close to.




Little Women by Louisa May Allcott ( |

A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett ( |

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ( |

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ( |


Heidi by Johanna Spyri ( |

The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle ( |

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ( |


I’m always looking for book recommendations and I’d love for you share some of your favorites!