Today we were asked to post five of our favorite read aloud books, whether they were read to us, or we read them to others. Below are my favorites that I have either read aloud to siblings, or would read aloud to my children. How many more times can I say read aloud in this post? The person who counts them all and comments with the number gets a cookie! 😉 So hop on your bicycle and I’ll take you to my favorite reading place, the park.
At Home In Mitford by Jan Karon
THIS BOOK. Well, really, this series is the bomb. If you haven’t already heard of it, I don’t know what rock you have been hiding under, but get your head out and go find a copy! Think small town, diverse and adorable characters, just between friends antics and trying to run a parish of these folks. Father Tim is an adorable and loving Episcopal priest to his little flock and the ups and downs of MItford will have you holding your side with laughter, crying small floods of empathetic tears, and just wanting to hug every character in the book (except for the ones you are supposed to hate of course).
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
This book was a feature of my childhood. I don’t even remember how many times I read it, but whatever you do, make sure you read the ORIGINAL boxcar children, not this newfangled rewritten stuff. (Snubs nose at the inferiority and presumption) (honestly though, i haven’t read them, so I can’t really judge) but I LOVED this book! Give this to your young tween an have them read it out loud. It’s fantastic and will keep their interest, and you might even have them begging to get a boxcar of their own or build a fort out in the forest and live there. 😉
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
If you know anything about me, you know that this book is the love of my life. It is the book that started it all, that created a real hunger and passion in me to write stories such as this beauty and share them with the world. It was the one that taught me so much and had me crying, laughing and cringing by turns at the life story, joys, sorrows, triumphs and tribulations of the March girls. If you haven’t read this book, please don’t tell me. I literally start freaking out if I hear that someone didn’t read or like it. Just ask my sisters. LOL!
Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott
Another Louisa May Alcott lovely masterpiece. This one is great for younger children and would make a fantabulous read aloud because it is about two youngsters who got themselves into trouble and the way they handle the consequences of their actions. Surrounded by the support of their little friends and family, we find Jack and Jill laid up for quite some time which is a bit of a trial when it comes to these two busy youngsters. With Alcott’s mix of humor, adorableness and love. Your whole family will enjoy this sweet tale.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Need I even go into detail of why this is a great read-aloud? I feel like everyone and their dog has heard about Anne and her dramatic flair. And if you haven’t, I’ll say it again, WHAT ROCK HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING UNDER?!?!?!? You just have to read this book. I hate to be one of those people, but just once in your life, I beg you. *wipes tears* please go read it!
There you have it my dears! Five of my favorite read alouds! What are some books that you have had read aloud to you or you read aloud to others? Have your read any of these? Again, I’m warning you, do not tell me if you dislike Little Women. I don’t think I could handle it.
By God’s Grace,