This month my mind seems to be on non fiction so will continue the theme for the rest of January. I seldom read biographies and autobiographies, thinking they would be dry and boring. However, once started home schooling discovered many interesting ones, not only for kids but for me as well. From the presidents and their wives, to saints to philosophers to monks to civil rights leaders, there are many choices. And surprisingly, they aren't all dry as dust.
Last year I stumbled upon the U.S. Presidents Reading Project and liked the idea so decided to join in and start reading about the lives of the presidents. I am going to read through the list consecutively from beginning to end. The project is perpetual so my goal this year is to read about George Washington and John Adams. I picked up His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph Ellis and John Adams by David McCullough. So while my son and I reading George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster together, I'll be reading His Excellency.
Autobiographies I currently have sitting on the shelves waiting to be read are St. Augustine's Confessions and Teresa of Avila which are also classics, so perhaps I should add them to my list of classics to read this year.
Who would you like to read an autobiography or biography about?