After many hours, I’ve finally finished updating our Cycle 2 Booklist! I have not reviewed or read all of these books, although I have sorted through book reviews and recommendations by others I trust in order to compile this list, including (but not limited to) suggested resources from Honey for a Child’s Heart, Timeline of Classics, The Classical Reader, Sonlight, Tapestry of Grace, Veritas Press, and Classical Conversations, as well as the 1000 Good Books List, Gospel Coalition, Old-Fashioned Education, IEW’s Books for Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Build Forts All Day, and Ambleside Online. (I have a ream-of-paper I reference along with an assortment of catalogs when I make my booklists.)
This is a “book buffet.” The links below will take you to descriptions of each book on Amazon (which includes our affiliate link tag – for our disclosure, please click here), but I’m assuming that most people will use their local library rather than purchasing the books. These books are loosely sorted by age group. Please keep in mind that I have not reviewed all the books listed but have researched reviews on-line and in catalogs in helping with these selections.
Our family does not adhere to a strict correlation for reading. For science we will be using Anna Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study and/or the God’s Design for Science Series (Specifically, Properties of Ecosystems, Our Universe, and selections from God’s Design for the Physical World). If you would like a great history narrative to read that gives you the best bang for your buck, I would choose Story of the World or The Mystery of History – not because they’re perfect, but because they’re simple and engaging.
Our family does not use this entire list! Visit our Cycle 2 Reading Plan post for specific book selections and a reading schedule from three years ago. Our actual Cycle 2 Reading Plan contains a much more reasonable and manageable list of books. We will be posting our new Cycle 2 Reading Plan for the coming year within the next month or so. Click here for a formatted (non linked) pdf of this list.
A formatted pdf of this list can be downloaded here.
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My hope is that what I’ve provided here is a blessing to you. If you are overwhelmed by this list, in a few weeks I will be pulling together our final reading selections and activities for next school year. If you have books that you would like to recommend for the topics on this list, please feel free to email them to halfahundredacrewood @gmail.com.
In His Grace,