Melanie’s Currently Reading

Oh goodness, it’s been a long time since I posted on here! I have been posting books that I’ve read on goodreads for the past year or so. Feel free to connect with me on Goodreads if you would like to see what I’ve been reading. Also, I would love to see what YOU have been reading! Click here  to find my profile.

January 2020 – Here’s what I’m currently reading!

Praying Through the 100 Gateway Cities of the 10/40 Window – I’m reading this with Mariah and Joel as part of our Eastern Hemisphere history and culture studies this year.  It’s such a fantastic way to learn about this part of the world and actually change it through prayer!

Missionary Stories with the Millers by Mildred A. Martin – I’ve read this wonderful book before with my older kids and I’m getting to enjoy it again with Kaylah.  We’re loving the faith building stories of God’s work all over the world through ordinary people.

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Shaeffer Macaulay – This book marked me deeply when I was a new mother and a new homeschooler.  I picked it back up again about a year ago and never finished it so I started over again a few weeks ago.  It’s a deeply moving and inspiring book for all those raising or educating children (homeschooling or not!).  It lays out a counter-culture way of creating a rich and beautiful environment for children to grow up in.  It’s filled with so many incredible gems. I think I will never tire of reading it.

A Better Story by Glynn Harrison – Fantastic well-thought through book about the sexual revolution, it’s narrative and tragic results in people’s lives.  The author encourages us to embrace and advocate the “better story” of God’s design for sexuality in an increasingly hostile culture.

Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose – I’ve read this book at least once before but I’m currently reading it aloud with Aliyah and Mariah. Incredible story of a missionary woman who ended up in a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia during WW2.  Very inspiring and faith-building.

April 2018

Little Town on the Prairie – The kids and I are continuing to enjoy this series!

God Has a Name – by John Mark Comer – Wow, what an eye opening read based on the verses in the Bible most quoted by the Bible (Exodus 34:6-8)

Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian – I recently read this book and now am using it in my prayer times each day for the children.  So helpful in praying more specific prayers for them.

March 2018

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder – I have been reading the Little House series to the middle 3 children and we are currently on this one, probably my favourite in the series. It’s been very atmospheric reading it in the winter time too, and especially during our own mini snowstorm!

Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin – First book in the Chronicles of the Kings series, biblical fiction which takes place in the time of King Ahaz and King Hezekiah.  Lynn Austin is one of Hannah’s favourite authors – I couldn’t put this one down and can’t wait to read the rest in the series.

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom – What a treat to read this incredible story with my older 3 girls.  I have been waiting to read this with them for a long time!

Re-set – Living a Grace Paced Life in a Burn Out Cuture by David Murray – I listened to most of this on audio book during my trip to the USA and now Peter and I are listening to it together and discussing it, bit by bit.  It’s such a wise and practical read.

January 2018

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery (the 8th and last book in the Anne of Green Gables series. I can’t believe I never read these as a girl.  They are Hannah’s favourites, so I started the series last year.  Wow, such wonderful books!)

Picture Perfect – When Life Doesn’t Line Up – by Amy Baker

Understanding the Times – A Survey of Competing Worldviews – by Jeff Myers and David A. Noebel

Mere Christianity – by C.S. Lewis


These are the books that I am currently reading. (I like to have quite a few on the go at once!)

Relationships – A Mess Worth Making – By Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp

Read for the Heart – by Sarah Clarkson

And the Word Came with Power – by Joanne Shetler

Little Women – by Louisa May Alcott

Reaping the Harvest – By Diana Waring