26 May 2010

My Summer Reading List

I feel like I may be a little overly ambitious with all of the books that I've got stacked up around here for summer reading. I find that summer is one of the best times for me to read for pleasure. During the school year I read, but not as much for pleasure because I am so busy with homeschooling. So the summer is when I really indulge, staying up late into the night reading. Reading at night is so relaxing...although I can really read anytime at all.

So here's what I'm reading this summer:
  1. Before Green Gables, by Budge Wilson (currently reading)
  2. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
  3. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle
  4. The Red Pony, by John Steinbeck
  5. A Movable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  6. Hind's Feet On High Places, by Hannah Hurnard
  7. Mountains of Spices, by Hannah Hurnard
  8. The Well Trained Mind, by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer
  9. A Thomas Jefferson Education, by Oliver Van DeMille
  10. The House of Winslow Series, by Gilbert Morris (I've read the first 20, now I'm on the next 20!)
This list contains quite the variety: fiction, non-fiction, biography, novel... I'm looking forward to reading all new-to-me stories. I've been shopping at used book sales and used book stores a lot lately and there have been some interesting finds.

I have quite a few more books that I plan to read with my children, but that's another post.

What are YOU reading this summer? I love great book recommendations!

7 comments:

Busy Momma said...

Hey, Lora! I haven't made my summer reading list, but I'm freely admitting to stealing some from your list when I DO make that list! :)

Darla

Nancy said...

Hey girl! Sorry it's been forever since I stopped by. I'm glad I picked today! I always LOVE seeing what others are reading. Hubby and I were in a bookstore the other day, and I pointed to an entire section and said, "I want to read ALL of these!" I LOVE books. I haven't really made an official list, but these are on my mental list (as well as a waiting list at the library :)):

7 Pillars of Health by Dr. Don Colbert (currently reading)
Stop Acting Like a Christian Just Be One by Christine Caine
The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food is Making Us sick and What To Do About It by Robyn O'Brien
Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman
Going Rogue by Sarah Palin
Creative Correction by Lisa Welchel
And I might actually get around to reading (or listening to) Pride & Prejudice which I downloaded to my i-pod last summer!
Plus...anything else that crosses my path and strikes my fancy!

Lora said...

Nancy~
I loved 7 Pillars of Health~so good and informative. I probably need a refresher on that.
Looks like you've got some more good ones, too! I'm looking forward to reading some authors that I've never read before.

Lisa said...

We are similar in that summer is our *reading time*. I love to read out on the porch in the late afternoons. As soon as school is out I start to haunt the library LOL.

I've read a few good books in the last couple of weeks. Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier), Her Mother's Hope (Francine Rivers) and Made from Scratch (Jenna Woginrich) were my favorites. The first two are fiction. The last is about living a (more) handmade/homemade life.

On my list to read are Devil in the White City (Erik Larson), The Postmistress (Sarah Blake), The Telling (Beverly Lewis), Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Helen Simonson)...the list goes on LOL.

Let me know what you think of The Red Pony...I've tried to read Grapes of Wrath twice, but put it down both times. Sorry...longest comment ever Ha!

Lora said...

Lisa~
I've never read Steinbeck--or Hemingway for that matter--before so I'm curious to see how I like his writing.

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

in your list i have read 2.. a well trained mind and a wrinkle in time. both are outstanding!!

i would like to read Breaking Dawn.. LOL and thats all!! ahhahaaa

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

What a list! I don't think I could manage nearly that. On my list is "What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know" for my daughter's charter school! :-) BUT, I recently treated myself to a novel "The Help" which I listened to on CD while working on the computer.