Current Reads and Reading Plans

Current reads as of January 1:

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811)
  • Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober (1995)
  • The Birth of Britain (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, volume 1) by Sir Winston Churchill (1956)
  • The New World (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, volume 2) by Sir Winston Churchill (1956)
  • The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and translated by Constance Garnett (1880)
  • Euclid’s The Elements, Book [I’m coleading a discussion of this one!] (circa 300 B.C.)
  • Norms & Nobility: A Treatise on Education by David V. Hicks (1981)
  • The Tanakh translated by the Jewish Publication Society  (compiled circa 450 B.C.)
  • Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley (1855)
  • Home Education: Training and Educating Children under Nine by Charlotte Mason (1906)
  • Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1600)
  • Edmund Spencer’s Faerie Queene, Book I (as presented by Roy Maynard in Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves) (1590)

Devotional study plans:

  • The Doctrine and Covenants
  • Church History in the Fulness of Times Institute student manual published by the LDS church
  • Our Heritage: A Brief History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published by the LDS church
  • Revelations in Context: The Stories behind the Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants published by the LDS church
  • Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley published by the LDS church
  • Doctrine and Covenants Commentary, Volume 1: More Precious Than Gold by Monte S. Nyman
  • Doctrine and Covenants Commentary, Volume 2: It Came from God by Monte S. Nyman
  • The History of the Church by Joseph Smith

And, of course, my studies will also include the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon, but I have decided that this year is the year I need to make a more *in-depth study* of the Doctrine and Covenants and recent Church history. I want this year to be the year I fall in love with the good ol’ D&C and LDS church history. I hope to do some notebooking a la Charlotte Mason, too.

I hope to follow up with devoting 2018 to a thorough study of the Old Testament, 2019 to the New Testament, and 2020 to the Book of Mormon.

Upcoming possible forum discussions I may participate in:

  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  • Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • Sir Gibbie by George Macdonald
  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  • Manalive  by G.K. Chesterton
  • Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott