Do you have kids in school?
My tutoring work begins tomorrow (funny, I don’t currently have students on Mondays, which is really odd for me), and I\’m looking forward to it. My house is nearly too quiet with no youthful voices chirping about adventures and friends and dreams. To be able to help these amazing children with their studies and learning how to maneuver through life is a complete blessing and a wonderful challenge. I consider myself blessed each year I have the privilege to work in this capacity.
In thinking about work and school and education, I thought it would be fun to have a reading challenge inspired by these things. So how about…
Here are the three categories that are acceptable for this month’s challenge:
Books written about a historical figure, or even a present-day person, are pretty interesting, I think. I’ve enjoyed books about Amy Carmichael, John Newton, and other missionaries, as well as sports icons and movie actors.
A memoir is a type of autobiography that features memories of the author’s life. From those I’ve read, I’ve learned that they don’t usually focus on the full life of the author but rather a particular grouping of memories, though occasionally the other aspects of the author’s life will be included or summed up. I’ve enjoyed memoirs by Yeonmi Park, Asha Miro, and Carol Burnett.
This is a huge genre that includes histories, textbooks, Bible studies, self-help books, and many, many others. I’ve enjoyed learning about Green Berets, firemen, and Ireland, as well as reading Bible studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Marlo Schalesky.