During March I read The Trespasser, The Versions of Us, Journey to Munich, Love Warrior, Montessori From the Start, and Essentialism. Essentialism was hands down the winner of the month. Most likely the year. I wrote a whole post about that book, so a little bit about the first runner-up: Montessori From the Start.
This book is a phenomenal and practical guide for parents interested in following this style of educating children during the early years of childhood. Many Montessori schools start with a 3-6 year old room, but this resource will guide parents on setting their child up for success in this style of learning.
The very best part, though, is that these are great ideas for parenting and engaging with your child, regardless of whether not you plan to follow this educational system. The tone of the books is very practical and straightforward, and they use case examples of other families to show how to use techniques with children properly. Montessori is just one of the theories of education that I am following, and this book will be a constant resource over the early childhood years!
And the others:
- The Trespasser. 3 stars. Love a good murder mystery and Tana French is one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed some of her other books much more than this one–The Trespasser dragged quite a bit and it wasn’t as twisty as I was expecting her novels to be–still a good read.
- The Versions of Us. 3.5 stars. This was a lovely novel with three different stories told about the same characters along the same timeline (I would suggest not reading on the Kindle, as it was hard to remember which story was which and difficult to flip between chapters) based on different choices and happenings that affected their story. A beautiful reminder about living an intentional life and the importance of family.
- Journey to Munich. 3 stars. A light and easy British mystery story in the Maisie Dobbs series. I’ve read the other books in this series and they are rather formulaic, but still engaging.
- Love Warrior. 3.5 stars. I find her writing to be so engaging and honest. Loved this story about discovery and relationship and faith and love.
What have you been reading and enjoying lately? Do tell!