My book list for school year 2016-2017 (Adult Self-Education)

Learning doesn’t stop because you have left School

I studied Science, Kinesiology and Nursing at university and I am very thankful for the knowledge I acquired during those years, but there was so much more to learn. Since we embarked on our journey on homeschooling, that sense of wonder and yearning to learn more came back in full throttle. I came across, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, by accident and it was very informative. Now using some of her books she listed there I created a reading list on my own.

Literature

2175Sept – Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Oct- Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Nov- Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Dec- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert *

Jan- From Whom the Bell Tolls By Earnest Hemingway

Feb- On the Road by Jack Kerouac

March- The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas

April – The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

May – Persuasion by Jane Austen*

Biographies

12649

Fall – Confession by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Winter – Walden By Henry David Thoreau

Spring – Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis

 

 

 

History 

6484128

 

 

 

History trough Drama 

92303

 

 

 

 

Poetry 

2986923

Fall/winter – Iliad and Odyssey by Homer

Winter – Beowulf

Spring – Paradise Lost by John Milton

 

 

 

How about you, what books would make your list for furthering your own education?

* These books are re-read but I like them and wanted to read them again but this time slowly 

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2 thoughts on “My book list for school year 2016-2017 (Adult Self-Education)

  1. Such a good idea to do this. I definitely want to read some classics that I’ve never read before. I should come up with a list too, but I’m not a fast reader, so I don’t think I could do 1 a month like you 😉

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    1. If you split it up in small chunk read, you’ll be amazed how fast you can read. I am reading “war an peace” right now and I set a goal of 10 chapters a day (chapters aren’t long like two or three pages long) and I am starting to make progress on this huge wordy book!!!

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