Lifetime Reading List Kickoff

My husband and I have decided to home school our kids, and one of the things that I am most excited to teach is Middle/High School Literature. Sure, we’re going to cover grammar and the English language, but we’re planning to teach literature separate and not split the curriculum time.


There are far too many wonderous books that have been written throughout the ages to give them anything less than our full attention. Of course, before I can teach them, I need to read them all.

Enter the Amazon/Goodreads “100 Books Everyone Should Read in a Lifetime” list.

I’ve read some of them already, but it’s been a few years. I decided that, starting this month, I’m going to read 25 books each year for four years until I’ve completed the list. I have no doubt there will be some on the list that I disagree with (I’m already dreading Slaughterhouse-Five – I hated that book in high school!) but I want to give the list as fair of a chance as I possibly can.

I’ll post at least two reviews with my unfiltered thoughts each month, beginning next Friday with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. On Fridays, I will post a brief review, yes, but my posts will be more so focused on whether or not I find the book to be timeless (and if it’s something I plan to assign my kids to read in the future).

So hang in there with me, it’s gonna be one heck of a ride!

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