07 July 2011

Summer Reading

It's summertime and that's when I usually do a lot of pleasure reading. How about you?

While I've had my kiddos busily earning books, prizes, etc., with their summer reading programs I've been sneaking in a few good books, too.

First up: Jan Karon's latest, In the Company of Others. I really did enjoy this book and stayed up several nights in a row getting it finished. It was a bit more difficult of a read than her others, but I loved the *Irish-ness* of it and the very historical feel~I'm a history nerd, there's no other way around it.
I've also read Nicholas Sparks' book, The Guardian. I'm not really a fan of reading his books, although I have enjoyed some of the movies made from them. However, a friend had passed this one on to me and I thought I may as well read it, plus it did have an interesting plot outlined on the back cover. It turned out to be a good little mystery, seemingly different from his other books.
Stuart Little was a family read that we've just finished. We did enjoy Stuart's adventures a lot. It was our first time to read this book and I thought it had a bit of an abrupt ending, but overall it was a great book.

Currently, I am reading these next two books. One is non-fiction, the other fiction.

I have decided that I am a terrible online book club attender. I have such good intentions of keeping up and staying in touch with the group, but every time I've attempted it I've failed miserably. Oh well, I am continuing to read the book: The Ministry of Motherhood, by Sally Clarkson. She's one of my fave authors and this is a re-read for me, but a worthy one.

My current fiction is by an all-time favorite author, Agatha Christie. It just doesn't get any better if you love mystery! She's the master of intriguing plots and I love her stories. This is the first time I've read Sad Cypress even though I've seen the film version. Of course, the book is always better.

What are you reading this summer? I'd love to hear your recommendations!

1 comment:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Lora- Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! So happy to be a member of the Crew this year! I also live in Arkansas!:) I adore Agatha Christie but have not read Sad Cypress. Nothing can compare with Ten Little Indians/And Then There were None. My fave! I plan on reading Treasure Island with my girls this summer and am just getting ready to read The Hypnotist for me. Not enough time for reading in my book.:) Lori