In 2018 I read twenty books. My goal was to read 24, two books a month but as the year took some turns and homeschooling became a part of my life there were a few months there that I had to be okay with the fact that my reading was curriculum rather than books for pleasure.
Once I got over the mental hurtle that all the books that I read had to be for my personal enjoyment and I realized that the books that the boys and I were reading aloud as part of our curriculum could count towards my reading as well – because I was the one reading them – my list began to be added to.
Out of the twenty books that I read four of them were read aloud books that the boys and I all enjoyed together. Honestly I was surprised that big brother sat through our read alouds and actually enjoyed them Being that he is such a avid reader I was thinking that he would bore of our books and find other things to do, but he sat captivated right along with his brothers.