[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ome of you have asked why I don’t do lists of “girl” books (meaning books read by my girls). The answer is simple: thus far, I cannot get my girls to keep a running list. Only E-Age-Fourteen will do it. So, for now, his is the only list you get (other than mine, of course).
One thing to keep in mind is that this is a list from a boy who truly loves to read. Are you ready?
(In chronological order of when he read them.)
• Emma • Don Quixote • A Wrinkle in Time • The Innocence of Father Brown • An Acceptable Time • Value Investing Today (yes, really) • The Mason Bees • The Life and Diary of David Brainerd • How to Win Friends and Influence People •
I asked him about Emma. It surprised me that it was a favorite. He said it was interesting to him, the way the different classes interacted — and also it was just plain entertaining.
I was also surprised by Don Quixote because he often found it annoying. Insanity can be that way, you know. Anyhow, it must have grown on him because it was on the favorites list.
It was my father’s idea that he read the investing book. When I was only a little older than my son, my father gave me a book on investing — different book, but still, I remember that I loved it.
Not favorites, but still glad he read them…
It’s interesting, how his reading is changing, and how his philosophy of reading is, too. Don Quixote took him months to read, and cut the number of books he read for the year in half. He didn’t have any books he hated, but he did mention that he feels like he has less time to read, and so he plans to get pickier. This must be genetic because I keep finding the same thing — that limited time isn’t all bad; it helps you focus.
Do you have a teen boy? What did he love reading this year?
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