On My Bookshelf

Recommended reading for mothers, homemakers, and renovators :)

Here are, off the top of my head, some of my favorite books and resources that I return to time and time again.  Links are to Amazon, but I'm not fancy enough to be an affiliate or be sponsored or any of that jazz.

Home / Homemaking:

Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life (Margaret Kim Peterson)

Hallowed Be This Home: Finding Signs of Heaven in Your Home (Thomas Howard)


Simplicity Parenting (Kim John Payne)

No- Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind (Siegel and Bryson)

The Educated Child: A Parent's Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade (Bennett)


Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace (Hahn)


Running Out of Time (Margaret Peterson Haddix) 
This stands out in memory as my favorite book as a pre-teen/teen

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
My favorite book as a high-school / college student

The Secret Keeper (Kate Morton)
Stands out as a favorite of all the novels I've read in the last five years

In This House of Brede (Rumer Godden)
Another book I still think about, 4+ years after I read it

Books I've mentioned on the blog:
Links will take you to my posts mentioning each title

Simplicity Parenting (Payne)

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Kondo)

A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to your Home and Peace to Your Soul (Pierlot)

Organized Simplicity (Oxenrider)

Keeping House (Margaret Kim Peterson) 

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